Pumpkin Recipes and Ideas from The Hearth and Soul Link Party

A very warm welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party, where this week the features are all about pumpkin. From pumpkin recipes to crafts and decorating ideas, there’s lots to inspire! At The Hearth and Soul Link Party, posts about anything that feeds your soul are welcome – from family, home, decorating, crafts and Read More…

Burghley House – an Elizabethan Castle Like No Other

My eyes struggled to adjust to the dim light as I walked into the cool of Burghley House, a beautiful home in the countryside at Stamford in Lincolnshire, on a summer evening. Corks popped and a glass of champagne was pressed into my hand. I followed the rest of the guests as we walked from Read More…

Best Places to Have Afternoon Tea in London

It would have been more appropriate to entitle this piece ‘My Favourite Places to Have Afternoon Tea in London So Far’. There are a lifetime’s worth of great places to have afternoon tea in London, each with their own particular charm. These are the best of the many I have visited up to now.  Some Read More…

Henley Royal Regatta – A Stylish Summer Event

The Henley Royal Regatta is an exciting and stylish boat-racing event held annually in Henley-on-Thames. Attended by thousands of spectators every year, it attracts competitors from all over the world. This year it is being held from June 28th through July 2nd. History of The Henley Royal Regatta Established in 1839, the regatta became known as Read More…

An Occasional Vegetarian – The Easy Way to Eat Less Meat

Want to cut back on the amount of meat you eat but not give it up entirely? Consider becoming an occasional vegetarian! I’ve always felt a bit uncomfortable about eating meat, and I was vegetarian for a period of time. However never eating meat just didn’t work for me long term, so I decided to reduce Read More…