about this place & contact

Hello. I'm Rachel Davies and I'm a published writer from Cardiff in South Wales. My interests are wide and varied - I love food, design, social history, homely things, crafts, style, music, television, traditions, new ideas, photography, how people live, stories, professional wrestling (really), rugby, ice hockey.....the list goes on. This a lifestyle blog. My lifestyle blog. And I try to bring all my interests together here with the overarching theme of food, the home and hygge. 

Cogyddes (pronounced cog-uhh-thess) is the Welsh word for a lady who cooks. I love food. No, I mean I really love food. I believe it is one of life's greatest pleasures and should be enjoyed at every stage - from the buying of ingredients right through to the eating. I share my cooking conquests and my love of food here on this blog. 

Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is a Danish term difficult to explain, but it loosely translates to 'the practice of enjoying cosy things with your loved ones.' I have no family connection to Denmark, but I came across hygge while watching an episode of Coast on BBC television. I immediately understood it and wanted to bring as much cosiness as possible into my life. It's one of my ambitions to have a winter holiday travelling around Scandinavia - visiting Sweden, Denmark and Norway and witnessing the Northern Lights. 

If you'd like to contact me regarding a writing commission, writing a guest post for your blog or if just want to say hello, please email cogyddes(at)gmail(dot)com. 

All orignal content on this site is exclusive property of Rachel Davies and may not be duplicated without permission.