Last Spring - and Summer for that matter - was a cold affair. Almost no days with sun and temperatures that would allow us to sit on the terrasse in the garden for a meal or even a cup of tea. We were waiting for that day where it would be possible but it never came. We lost hope and didn't get that energy boost that's really needed to get through the long, dark Autumn and Winter in Scandinavia. I remember I took the kids and their cousins to the beach one day just to play a bit in the dunes, because it was way too cold for a dip, but still it was supposed to be Summer?
Oh joy, this year it has been completely opposite so far. After months with snow and cold winds the sun finally showed up for an amazing treat. And not just for a brief visit. We have had weeks now with wonderful mild temperatures, time for barbecues in the garden and walks in the park with the kids after dinner, at night in short and tee-shirt.
Well, what's all the fuzz about, you may think?
Some people don't really care if it's Summer, Winter, cold or not. But the thing is the thought of light and warmer days brings hope and light into a lot of peoples' lives, when the days are at their darkest in the Winter. The thought of the first signs of Spring, the birds signing, the smell of new cut grass and flowers, time with friends in the garden or at the sea and the list continues. It encourages hope and boosts life quality.
So this Spring has been an amazing gift. You see hygge is so much more that cosy blankets and candle light dinner. It's also about spending time with people you care about, doing things that you love and just having a good time.