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Mental health all stitched up

Bipolar mental health

Mental health all stitched up

There is a little more to our story that I would like to share with you. It's a story of taming a monster. 5 years ago the diagnosis of 'bi-polar' was confirmed. Finally there was an explanation for what was going on, however it was the phrases 'chronic condition' and 'short life expectancy' that resounded loudly in my ears. Bipolar Disorder is associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. My manic episodes were usually coloured with fabulous amounts of energy, minimal sleep, increased creativity and ability to get things done. Sounds wonderful right? It was also flavoured with...

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The perfect cosy home accessory for hygge life

Cosy cosy-scape hygge

The perfect cosy home accessory for hygge life

We all need a  bit of hygge in our lives - that cosy time and space with the ones we love to replenish our energy, to embrace that delicious feeling of sublime comfort, and warm glow of happiness. If you haven't heard of 'hygge' yet, it is a Danish word that translates roughly to feelings of happiness, cosiness, and comfort when you are with friends and loved ones.     Textiles are a vital element in hygge home. They create a cosy atmosphere, an invitation to stop and rest awhile, they layer us with warmth and protection, conjure up stories from our past and build memories for the...

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Fika is Swedish for coffee break, but that's just the beginning

Coffee Fika

Fika is Swedish for coffee break, but that's just the beginning

Our love of luxury, cosy time and a hygge life has led us to embrace the FIKA, it's kind of like a coffee break but way better. For Swedes Fika is much more than having a coffee it's a social opportunity, a legitimate reason to set aside a moment for quality time.  Fika can happen at any time, morning as well as evening. Enjoyed at home, at work or in a café, with colleagues, family, friends, or someone you are trying to get to know. This beautiful and soul warming tradition is observed frequently, preferably several times a day. When we said was...

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Goodbye hygge: the new Scandinavian concept set to dominate 2017

Goodbye hygge: the new Scandinavian concept set to dominate 2017

Before we begin: this story originally appeared in www.stuff.co.nz, and while we love a good Scandi trend here at The Flying Lamb, this is one trend we don't think we can embrace ... 'leave the last peice of cake on the plate'! seriously! But we thought you Scandi obsessed types might enjoy the read :) ~ Linda x   The world has become obsessed with the Danish concept of hygge – the creation of a warm cosy atmosphere in the home. However, this year the cosy days of hygge look to make way for a cool new concept emerging from Sweden. Enter: Lagom.  (Pic: Jane Ussher) The Swedish...

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What is cosy?

Cosy cosy-scape

What is cosy?

adjective: cosygiving a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation Our homes are our own little havens from our crazy busy lives, we all need that precious space in our lives where we feel calm, comfortable and at peace. But what makes a space feel cosy? There's no one specific answer, it's more about layering up the cosy, creating pockets of tranquility that are perfectly you. Cosy is a little eclectic, a little luxe and a little romantic. Throw out the decorating rule book and style with your heart.   Idea's to get you started: Dark hues: darker tones make us...

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