Let’s Get Cozy

Peace from Panic


My husband and I love to watch House Hunter’s International on HGTV. Last week we saw an episode that took place in Denmark, where a couple was looking for an apartment to rent. They visited one that was really small. By the couple’s expressions, I could tell what they were thinking: This is not going to work.

The realtor showing them the property smiled and said the apartment was nice and updated, it was just “hygge.” The couple had no idea what he was talking about. Neither did my husband and I.

The realtor explained that hygge (pronounced HOO-ga), is a Danish word meaning cozy. Oooh. A nice way of saying tiny, cramped, not much space.

Not at all.

Hyggehouse.com defines the word as: acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary, but it is always cozy, charming or…

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