The Hearth and Soul Hop September 29

The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop
Welcome! The Hearth and Soul Hop is the blog hop for family and comfort food recipes, healthy, sustainable living posts, gardening, family, kids, crafts and DIY. Encouraging and inspiring posts are welcome too.

Fall has definitely arrived on this side of the pond but not as we normally know it. We’ve been having some delightful warm weather and it has been England’s driest September in over fifty years. It’s a marvelous change from our usual damp, grey fall weather and we are enjoying every minute of it! It has been a great encouragement to Freshen Up My Home for Fall.

British Food Fortnight, Britain’s harvest celebration, is still going strong. We don’t have Thanksgiving here in the United Kingdom and British Food Fortnight aims to bring back a celebration of the harvest in this country. My family and I celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving in October so this is a real passion of mine. I really think that the UK would benefit from an official Thanksgiving Day sometime during our harvest season!

We had one of our best weeks ever at the Hearth and Soul Hop last week with 117 posts shared. Thank you all so much for your support. Swathi and I are excited to see the hop growing like this. Please share the Hearth and Soul hop with your readers and blogging friends so it can become an even richer resource of inspiration and community.

You all shared a wonderful selection of posts with us last week, it really was hard to choose features! I’ve chosen just a few of the posts that caught my eye.

The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop

Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts from What a Girl Eats

Easy Fall Decor Ideas from A Kaleidoscopic Dream

Dense and Chewy Pumpkin Cookies from Tessa The Domestic Diva

On with The Hearth and Soul Hop!

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Article by April Harris

April has written 1291 great articles for us.
April is a writer, recipe developer, frequent traveller and blogger sharing travel, food, and style. Based in the south of England, April is a British Canadian who is passionate about family, hearth and home, healthy living (with treats!) and the transformative power of travel.
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  1. Thank you April for another party 🙂

  2. Hi April,
    I am sharing my Chicken Spaghetti and Herb Garlic Bread today and hope everyone enjoys it. Have a lovely week and thanks so much for the great party!
    Miz Helen

  3. Hi ladies! Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great week! 🙂

  4. Thanks for hosting, April !

  5. Diane Balch says:

    I hope that you do end up with an official Thanksgiving Day. It is my favorite American holiday. Food and family no commercialism. Thanks for the party April.

    • Thank you, Diane, I hope so too 🙂 I always enjoy celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving with family and friends but it would be so nice if we had an official holiday here in the UK!

  6. Thanks for the link up party!!

  7. Hello cute lady! I’m so excited to party with you today! I hope you get a chance to stop by our party. We would be amazing!
    Happy Tuesday! Lou Lou Girls

  8. Thanks APril! I am sharing yet more pumpkin goodies this week!!

  9. Thanks for hosting! This week I’ve shared another warming fall drink — Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate.


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