Guelph Alumnus Magazine, Fall 1991, p. 31 And it does. We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. House Beautiful participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at, The best Black Friday deals in the Selfridges sale, Beautiful six-bedroom waterfront property for sale, 3 ways to make your gift wrapping greener, @BlackHomesUK: the must-follow Insta account, 10 properties for sale with links to the royals, The benefits of decorating early for Christmas, NightAndDayImages / With love of photography / Westend61, House Beautiful, Part of the Hearst UK Fashion & Beauty Network. The Times [2][3], She was known for her crushing tackles and powerful rucking. I'd been a journalist in London for 12 years and we were both in need of a change, so we agreed to give it a go. We tried for years to start our own family and weren't sure it would ever be possible. And there's always Legoland! I cook more in Denmark. Rugby. Published on Apr 29, 2014 via,,, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 2006, Ontario Rugby Hall of Fame inductee, EORU women's league competition named in her honour, This page was last edited on 2 November 2020, at 05:55. I can walk to the nursery to drop Fox off, then come home, fire up the coffee machine and settle down to work or head to town to write from a coffee shop. At 4pm I stop work as daycare shuts at 4.30pm. [1], Russell was the first female student to play for the Men's University of Guelph Rugby team in 1985 when she suited up for a match against Wilfrid Laurier University. [5] She worked in pharma for over twenty years, starting as a sale representative and rose to marketing director for the gastrointestinal franchise at AstraZeneca Canada, Inc. Russell now works for Pangaea Consultants as an Associate Managing Director with an expertise in channel marketing and strategic insights and resourcing. The living room backs onto a study, where I keep books and files, and we're up on a hill so we get sunlight for most of the day. Russell was a member of the Ontario team for four years and was inducted into the Ontario Rugby Hall of Fame in 2006. Even the more modest homes we saw when househunting had a few designer touches, such as the PH5 lamp – 50 per cent of Danes own at least one. We rent here, so didn't have to do anything to the house when we moved in. [5], Russell's father, John Russell, emigrated to Canada from England in 1957, and over the course of a six decade involvement in the rugby community, he joined Ottawa's first rugby club - the Ottawa Beavers, became the founding president of the Ottawa Indians RFC, established the Bytown Blues RFC, was the first president of the Ottawa Area Rugby Association, was one of eight founding members of Twin Elm Rugby Park, served on the Canadian Rugby Union board for a decade, and inducted in the Rugby Ontario and Twin Elm Rugby Park Hall of Fall.[6][7]. Living Danishly has been rewarding so far – and we're so much happier. Formerly the editor of, Helen has worked as a correspondent for The Guardian, as well as writing a longstanding column for The Telegraph.She now writes for magazines and newspapers around the world, including Stylist, The Observer, The Times, Grazia, Metro, Stella and The i Newspaper. London rent is the most expensive in Europe, How to bring lagom into your home: 16 tips from designers and stylists, 3 design trends that could influence your lifestyle, Bermondsey is London's best place to live. Having family meals together is an important part of life in Denmark. Parenting far from home can be tough, but the daycare system and great work/life balance help. Helen Russell: 'Living Danishly has been rewarding so far – and we're so much happier' Helen is living the hygge life in Denmark, 'the world's happiest country' By Helen Russell. There are plenty of influences from 'home', such as Ercol chairs made in Buckinghamshire, near where I grew up, that we've collected from charity shops or reclamation yards over the years, and the oak table that belonged to my grandmother-in-law. In Denmark, most look like something out of a Scandi-chic photo shoot, with lots of natural materials and uncluttered surfaces. Stopping for kaffe og kage – coffee and cake – is very hygge. Eating out is expensive and there isn't the same choice as in the UK. She represented Canada at the 1991 and 1994 Women's Rugby World Cup. Helen Kalra (née Russell) is a Canadian rugby union player. You learn a lot about a nation from its homes. There's usually a cake on the go for any friends dropping by – at least, that's what I tell myself – and I like to use my vintage tea sets whenever I can. Powerless to resist, we bought one too. It's about togetherness, gratitude, indulging and not denying yourself anything, as well as making your environment as beautiful as you can – all things proven to make us happier. 8,061 Followers, 1,249 Following, 320 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Helen Russell (@mshelenrussell) Author helen Posted on August 22, 2019 May 20, 2020 Categories blog Tags Beer, Danes, Danish, Denmark, family, Guardian, Helen Russell, journalist, The Atlas of Happiness, The Guardian, The Year of Living Danishly, Viking Leave a comment on The Guardian On coping, chaos and why calm is overrated at Stella Live on Saturday Finally I became pregnant halfway through our first year of living Danishly and Fox was born at the start of 2014. We moved to Denmark in 2013 when he was offered his dream job working for Lego. Follow us on Facebook: House Beautiful UK | Pinterest: House Beautiful UK | Twitter: @HB | Instagram: @housebeautifuluk, 12 beautiful twig Christmas trees to buy now, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. How has hygge and lagom affected property searches? There's an open-plan kitchen and a six-seater table that everyone can gather around. Candles are key – Danes burn the highest number of wicks in Europe – and we regularly breakfast by candlelight in winter, Danish-style. It’s a pleasure to welcome the brilliant Helen … Log into Facebook to start sharing and connecting with your friends, family, and people you know. Helen Kalra (née Russell) is a Canadian rugby union player.