I don’t know about you, but half term seemed to pass in a flash and I can hardly believe that the boys are back at school already. We had a few days out including a trip to the circus and a valentine’s date at the cinema, but the afternoons were mostly spent at home keeping warm and having some gentle fun.
When Plusnet got in touch and asked if we’d like to be involved with their “Half Term Hygge” campaign, we immediately said yes. The Danish world of Hygge (pronounced H-O-O-G-A) is all about getting together, enjoying the simple things and being cosy and content – like catching up over a cuppa or relaxing by the fire when it’s chucking it down outside. That’s hygge.
Plusnet sent us a lovely little ‘Half Term Hygge’ activity box which included:
- Fairy lights and bunting to decorate our fort
- Batteries for the fairy lights
- A fort-spiration card with ideas and instructions for building a fort
- A Whittards Chocolate Spoon and mini marshmallows to make our own hot chocolate
- A recipe card for Danish Butter Biscuits
- DIY popcorn
- A family film night poster
Riley is obsessed with cooking/baking and loves to help out in the kitchen so the Danish Butter Biscuits recipe card went down a treat with him. He got the equipment he needed out of the cupboards, gathered all of the ingredients together and then listened closely as I read out the instructions. When the mixture was ready we dolloped it into biscuit shapes on the baking tray, sprinkled some chocolate sprinkles on top and then popped them in the oven until they were golden brown. Although, if I’m being honest some were verging on being more of a burnt brown than a golden brown.
Building forts and dens is something the boys do regularly and it’s a favourite rainy-day activity of theirs so I knew they would enjoy building one over half term. They opted for a simple design on this occasion and used the dining room table and two chairs with a bed sheet draped over the top to create a fort and then decorated with fairy lights from the “Half Term Hygge” activity box.
When it came to the family film night, the boys and I snuggled down on the sofa in front of the fire to watch Finding Dory. It’s a firm favourite so they were only too happy to watch it again and tuck into their freshly made popcorn.
I, on the other hand, enjoyed the warmth and comfort of a delicious hot chocolate, complete with marshmallows – YUM!
We thoroughly enjoyed doing the hygge family activities and found it to be a great way of taking pleasure in the little things and spending some quality time together.
A big thank you to Plusnet for sending us a wonderful ‘Half Term Hygge’ activity box.