As Christmas is soon going to be upon us, Adam and his family have been asking for Christmas ideas from me.
I recently read about Konmari - the decluttering method which involves only keeping items that spark joy so this year it's been very difficult to pick items to go on my Christmas list. Not because the items I've chosen in the past are unwanted but just that I don't feel I need so many 'things' anymore.
But here are a few of the items I'm hoping for this year:
The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik WikingI have read The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell on my Kindle this year and living in Denmark sounds nice and snuggly in the Winter so I would quite like to find out a little bit more about what Hygge is all about and hopefully bring a little of that cosiness into our home this winter.
One of the reviewers said this is the best book about Hygge they've read and at the time of writing it's number one on Amazon in the Health, Family and Lifestyle Self Help section.
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever by Marie Kondo
Just over a year ago we moved house and it made me realise I just have too much stuff. Stuff that doesn't make me happy. Stuff that if it wasn't there I wouldn't miss it. Stuff that if it was gone would make my house tidier and just give me that little breath of air that comes with not having too much clutter.
Since then, I've joined a Facebook group called Konmari UK and Ireland whose members regularly ask questions and help each other out about following the principle of 'Does it spark joy?'
I haven't actually read the book and have just been doing little bits of decluttering here and there - my clothes have been halved this year. Lots have gone to the charity shop. So it would be good to read everything about this principle properly.
The Wonderful Weekend Book: Reclaiming Life's Simple Pleasures by Elspeth Thompson
I found this book this morning on Amazon and it looks intriguing. I generally spend my weekends watching films and tv, doing ASDA shopping, cleaning the house a little, DIY and ironing. Nothing too exciting or fun. So I'm interested in seeing what ideas this book has to offer me to make my weekends fun again.
Hopefully this may give you some ideas for Christmas.
Can you think of anything else in this vein that I might enjoy for Christmas?
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