Mulling it over: A recipe for happiness

Yesterday, when we got home from school, my 4 year old daughter said “oh it’s good to be home”. She then sighed as she shrugged off her coat (dumping it on the floor as is the habit of ALL children) and told me that “home feels nice Mummy, it’s our place”.  What’s that saying?  Oh yes – from the mouths of babes… I have never been in love with our home, to me it was always a place that I had no choice but to move to when my life took an unexpected twist.  Hearing her say that she looked forward to coming home, that she felt like we belong here gave me a new perspective.  It may not be the nicest looking house on the street, it may not be stunningly decorated, it may not belong to me and it’s definitely always messy BUT, it is our home and we make it ours. Take time to listen to the small ones around you, they can teach us so much. As I feeling all kinds of cosy after her sweet words, some might say I was feeling very hyggeligt, I decided it was time to have my hot spiced apple juice again.  I shared the photo on Twitter (I’m @faerynuff and @ShakeYourTush) and the lovely ladies at Living Hygge who run the #hyggehour on Twitter – Monday evenings 8-9pm! – seemed so interested that I thought I’d blog the recipe here. Hot Spiced Apple Juice You need; 1 litre apple juice (any, it doesnt have to be super expensive as we’re adding lots of flavours here) 500ml water 1 orange...

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