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Jane Bates: Embrace 'hygge' this winter

Follow Danish tradition and snuggle down by the fireside to keep warm this winter, says Jane Bates. 
Jane Bates

Follow Danish tradition and snuggle down by the fireside to keep warm this winter, says Jane Bates

Earlier this month, NHS England and Public Health England joined forces to launch the Stay Well This Winter campaign.

Featuring adverts with front-line NHS staff, including nurses, the campaign encourages people to wrap up warm and consume hot meals and drinks to keep energy levels up.

Snuggling down by the fireside wrapped in a fleece, one hand holding an entertaining novel and the other wrapped around a cup of hot chocolate? Sounds nigh-on perfect to me.

This is something the Danes have been doing for years. Known as hygge (sounds a bit like ‘hooga’), it roughly translates to coziness and is about the Scandinavian tradition of embracing the chill and cheerless weather. Candles

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