Half Term Hygge with Plusnet #halftermhygge

Friday, March 03, 2017

This half term ours fell later than most and we were lucky enough to enjoy the gorgeous weather all week. However, the evenings are still cold and gloomy and we really enjoyed the box that Plusnet sent us. A little box to embrace Hygge over our half term full of goodies and inspiration for a lovely cosy evening.

Our box was gorgeous and actually gave us a lovely idea of making some up to hand out locally! Inside were battery operated fairy lights, bunting, popcorn, hot chocolate spoon and instructions on how to hygge, a Danish butter biscuit recipe and some much loved fort inspirations!

If you’ve managed somehow to avoid the hygge way of living (hoo-gah) that has recently come over to us from Denmark then briefly it it’s the Nordic way of living which is to embrace togetherness, cosyness and contentment – think friends round, low music, low lighting and general warmness inside and out!
So how better to spend these early evenings still then having friends round, having fun building a fort then relaxing inside it while the lights are dimmed, the popcorn pops and the movie starts!

We had great fun building a series of forts but the favourite was a peaked tent over the top of the sofa with cushions and rugs to snuggly into! Friends enjoyed making sofa forts on the other side of the room and we all enjoyed hot chocolate and marshmallows as the Angry Bird film got to the exciting bits!

Both were easy to do – cushions flipped and blankets hung and then the house was explored for the comfiest rugs and softest cushions. We had a go at the biscuit making (they were eaten before photos could be taken) and later six happy but exhausted children lay content in their various forts and snuggled down to proper hygge style warmth. Fire lit and lights lot and the room lit by fairy lights!

Thank you to Plusnet for sending us this box – we have since made up and taken round to friends a couple of identical boxes. If you too fancy joining in you can find out all about it here.

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