Banana Gingerbread Loaf Cake Recipe

Banana Gingerbread Loaf is one of my favourite fall loaf cakes. It’s easy to make, deliciously spiced and keeps really well too. Pin this recipe I first blogged this recipe back in 2013 and I’m bringing it back because it’s just so darn good. I love all things gingerbread – from Gingerbread Muffins to Gingerbread Cookies – and this Banana Read More…

Fall Comfort from The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Welcome once again to The Hearth and Soul Link Party! This week I’m featuring Fall Comfort posts and looking forward to the cozy days to come. At The Hearth and Soul Link Party, posts about anything that feeds your soul are welcome – from family, home, decorating, crafts and DIY to travel, organisation, book reviews, Read More…

Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins

My warmly spiced, deeply delicious Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins were inspired by the gorgeous British countryside, our Lake District, and days gone by. One cool British summer day some years ago, after lunch at the Wordsworth Hotel, my family and I took a walk through the beautiful village of Grasmere. We were drawn to a small 17th Read More…

Hotel Danieli – The Place to Stay in Venice

The Hotel Danieli is the place to stay in Venice, a gorgeous, iconic location from which to explore this most beautiful of cities. I first stayed at the Hotel Danieli some months ago when my husband took my sister-in-law, her husband and I on an amazing trip to Venice. The trip was in celebration of our Read More…

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…

Exploring Venice By Gondola

Looking for an easy, fun way to see the sights in Venice? As well as doing plenty of walking, I definitely recommend that you explore Venice by gondola! Why Explore Venice By Gondola? Seeing Venice by gondola is one of the best ways to explore this amazing city. Without actually taking to the water, it’s Read More…

Fall Entertaining from The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party! This week I’m thinking about all those affected by the hurricanes, and praying that you all are safe.  Looking forward to brighter days, I’m featuring posts about Fall Entertaining from last week’s party. At The Hearth and Soul Link Party, posts about anything that feeds your soul Read More…

Sweet Potato Bread Recipe

You won’t believe how delicious this Sweet Potato Bread is! It may sound unusual, but this easy to make treat is so tasty it’s absolutely addictive. I first made and blogged this recipe back in October 2012. Looking for something to make with an over-abundance of sweet potatoes, I adapted a recipe from my Betty 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…

Fresh Starts at The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Hello and welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party. I’m a real “September is the New January” kind of girl so this week’s features are all about fresh starts, self improvement and making your home and life beautiful for the new season. At The Hearth and Soul Link Party, posts about anything that feeds Read More…