It was all about the style in Scandinavia. The Christmas decorations were up but there was none of your bright red tinsel or garish plastic baubles. Tiny, twinkling lights and twigs! That seemed to be the order of the day and it was all very elegant and simple. I feel the need to raise my festive game at home as a result. And so many candles! Every table in every cafe had a candle and a lovely, snuggly blanket to keep you warm whilst you enjoyed your coffee or hot chocolate.
In England when the weather is cold we all retreat indoors. Not so the Danes it seems. Everywhere had space to sit outside (with candles and blankets) and the chill in the air didn’t seem to put anybody off.
Hygge (def: a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture) is definitely alive and well.
In other news, it’s all happening around here. As I hinted a few weeks ago, I’m very excited to announce that Postcards From A Stranger and my next two books have been bought by Lake Union, an Imprint of Amazon Publishing and I’m very much looking forward to getting started with them. And as if that weren’t exciting enough, I am also working with Bookswarm to rebuild my website so watch this space to see what we come up with.
I asked if you wanted reviews and you said that you did so I’ll get back on it ASAP.
In the meantime, if you are starting to think of Christmas gifts then why not buy someone a copy of Postcards and give them a good excuse to put their feet up in this holiday? I’m sure they’ll be grateful. It’s now got 130 five star reviews on Amazon and 218 on goodreads.
Happy reading until next time.