EMBRACE HYGGE LIKE HAPPY NORWEGIANS…

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Norway is named the happiest country in the world. Why are they so darn happy and what exactly is hygge?

My interest in the word was peaked after reading the latest World Happiness Report, a survey of 155 countries, that was released just last week.

Once again, despite frigid arctic temperatures and months of darkness, the happiest people on the planet apparently live in Nordic countries.

As mentioned, Norway jumped up three spots to claim the title of “world’s happiest country” for the first time. Denmark, the previous winner for three years in a row dropped to second. These countries were followed by Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden.

In case you’re wondering, the U.S. came in 14th place, dropping down one spot from last year. Europe didn’t fare so well either. Germany was ranked 16, the United Kingdom 19, France 31 and Italy 48. Not…

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12 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD READ THROUGH THE VILLAGE KITCHEN POSTS FOR SEPTEMBER… — THE VILLAGE KITCHEN

Well, Autumn has finally crept up on us with a bang and although we’ve had a rough ride over the last few weeks we got through it all in the end. We hope you enjoyed our blog posts for September. If you missed any then you can soon catch up here. We kicked off September […]

12 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD READ THROUGH THE VILLAGE KITCHEN POSTS FOR SEPTEMBER… — THE VILLAGE KITCHEN

NATURAL INGREDIENTS CANDLES, SKINCARE AND HOMEWARES…

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I came across this wonderful site called ‘Our Lovely Goods‘, A family run business which came about when they started making body butter for their baby daughter in 2018 before branching out into soy-based candles to make their home feel snug. They enjoyed it so much that they launches Our Lovely Goods’,the following year.

They are passionate about creating products that are good for you, your home and the environment – whilst being beautifully designed too. They also have a curated collection of Raffia Placemats, Coasters, Bowls and more, handwoven by talented artisans in Nigeria. 

They handcraft natural wax candles, botanical skincare and work with talented artisans in Nigeria to curate our collection of homewares. They are alsopassionate about promoting well being and exploring creativity through workshops and events.

Some of their beautiful candles include Green Tea Jasmine & Amber at £20

and Coconut Vanilla &…

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14 CHEAP & EASY WAYS TO USE LESS PLASTIC AT HOME FROM MINDFUL OF THE HOME…

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The website Mindful of the Home has put together this brilliant graphic of 14 cheap and easy ways to use less plastic at home.

These little things like reusable bags which hopefully by now 99% of people are doing that anyway to buying food in glass jars can make all the difference to ditching your plastic and making your home more eco-friendly and more kind to the planet.

Jade, the writer of Mindful of the Home writes on her website that the website was born to help her focus on creating a more eco-friendly home, and sharing the many ways that you can make this possible.

From living a more sustainable life in general, being conscious of your purchases and the products you use and buy, to ways to reuse and upcycle.

She writes tips on sustainability in your home, the wardrobe, your holidays, fashion and second hand clothing…

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