Lots of photos to share on today’s post!!
I have pictures of a few things I did during the holidays as well as a little of this and that.
I always look forward to Winter Getaway with my friends. It’s great to get away and relax with people, especially those that I don’t see too often. This year, my friend Karen decided that each person attending (there were 10 people) should lead a workshop to mix up the activities we did. Each workshop lasted about 10-15 minutes…really they were just little games or seminar-type things that “forced” us to try things we wouldn’t otherwise.
I called my workshop “Frugal Divas”. During the workshop, I shared ideas for saving money when grocery shopping, buying clothes, and going to the spa. I gave a brief talk on ideas and then the activity I had everybody do was to look through the flyer and plan a meal for 10 people using a $20 budget and what you had at home in your cupboard.
Another workshop at Winter Getaway was Beer Tasting 101. My friend, Kris, led this workshop and we tried 8 beers. I don’t have any pictures from the workshop, but I found this cool picture online that I think really showcases how many different kinds of beer there are out there!!
A few days after Winter Getaway, Doug and I went to a friend’s house for New Year’s Eve. The theme of the evening was Midnight in Paris. It was a lovely evening!!
Hygge is a concept I first heard about on CBC radio one day when I was driving. The idea is that in Denmark, they have long long winters (just like us in Canada)…however the people there have the mindset that winter is a time to be enjoyed, not just endured.
So, from what I gathered, a few ways to hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) include:
- Bundling up and walking around the neighbourhood, with a yummy hot drink in-hand.
- Having friends over for a tea party
- Play board games indoors with friends
- Include lots of cozy touches in your home; like soft lighting, blankets, candles, and even calming background music.
Check out http://www.yesandyes.org/2015/11/how-to-hygge.html for many more ideas on how to hygge. This website is where I got a lot of my ideas 🙂
I hope that you have a great week ahead. It looks to me that it will be a perfect week to start your hygge practise…if that’s something that interests you.