Look at my new baby...

No, not a real baby, of course, but a book baby.

I've been absent for the past few weeks because I've been incubating a little project all of my own. It's quite time intensive, this writing business and, I have to say, I think Virginia Woolf had an easy time of it with no children, no guinea pigs and no full time work to get in the way.It took me at least a week to get the first page written, and a few good weeks after that to finish the whole book.

Can I introduce you to 50 Ways to Hygge the British Way?

It's a hygge book, of course, but one written specifically from a British rather than a Danish point of view. A book for the hygge-lover who has read Meik Wiking's Little Book of Hygge or Bronte Aurell's Essence of Hygge, loved the idea and is now sitting thinking "Well, that's all very well, but how do I hygge in the UK? We don't have short hours, a good work/life balance or decent Danish pastries in my home town."
You know, when you've read the theory and you want to put it into practice but don't know how to start. That's where my book comes in.

There are five short chapters on Hygge in the Home, Hygge at the Office, How to Hygge with Kids, Hygge for the Soul and a list of Resources. It doesn't take a long time to read, and every chapter is set out in numbered points.

The illustrations are full colour in the Kindle book but only black and white in the paperback and mostly they are illustrated quotes, although the sharp eyed amongst you will spot photographs of the children from way back when I started this blog!

I've published it using Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing which has got to be one of the easiest ways to get published that I've met! Basically you write your file, upload it to the platform, check it online (which is the only bit I don't like: I think I always spot more errors in paper form) and then press a button.... hey presto! your book is available!

With no upfront costs and a useful chart to show how many books sold per day, it's an addictive little pleasure. Roll on book number 2!!

For now though, 50 Ways to Hygge the British Way is available in paperback or Kindle version from Amazon. And if you buy through the links on this page, I get a couple of pennies more per book.

There. Sales pitch over. I'll be back tomorrow or the day after with a proper blogpost. I have SO MUCH to tell you, and you won't believe all of it. But it's TRUE!!


  1. That's great news Jo, congratulations on publishing a book. xx

    1. Thank you! It actually turned out to be quite easy... once the work was done!

  2. Congratulations on becoming a published author! I love the cover photo of your book.

    1. Thank you! I wish I could claim it as my photo, but it's a copyright free photo from Pixabay. Such a good resource!


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