:: warm, woolly socks :: the most luxurious, super-warm, gorgeous socks, from John Arbon textiles
:: scented candle :: another generous Birthday gift, I am loving the way this candle
gently scents the room as I work
:: our table :: clearing a well used table in time for dinner, loving my bright and messy family home (but oh those shelves need attention again!)
:: hot water bottle :: loving my new hot water bottle (yet another generous gift), I don't go to bed without one during these chilly months
:: my bed :: colourful crochet blanket, rosy covered feather pillows, crisp white cotton bedding, the scent of lavender
I have been thinking a lot about my home lately, and how it feels to be here. Despite the lack of space, the shabbiness and the extreme untidiness, I just love my home so much and it really is a very cosy place to be. Cosy. I adore that word, honestly, if it is possible to be in love with a word, then I have a crush with Cosy.
I went to an on-line dictionary to clarify what I already know and feel about it.....
adjective: cosy; comparative adjective: cosier; superlative adjective: cosiest;
1. giving a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation.
"the flickering lamp gave the room a cosy lived-in air"
Synonyms: Snug, comfortable, warm, restful, homelike, homey, homely, cheerful, welcoming, pleasant, agreeable.
Yes indeedy, just as I thought. I am tickled by the list of synonyms, I like them so much! There is a big part of me that wishes my home were cleaner, tidier and possibly freshly decorated, but hey if it is snug, comfortable, warm, restful, homelike, homey, homely, cheerful, welcoming, pleasant, and agreeable, then I am happy.
Edit to add :: Thank you to Jacquie who so kindly told me about the "hyggelig happy" group on Flickr...WoW!! Fabulous collection of cosy, inspirational, feel-good images, do go have a peek and make yourself feel happy!