The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party June 8

The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party
The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party is  the link party for all things home and family – family and comfort food recipes, healthy and sustainable living posts, homemaking, gardening, kids, crafts and DIY. We love thought-provoking, encouraging and inspiring posts too. Welcome!

Last week and over the weekend I celebrated a ‘significant’ birthday. We celebrated at my favourite local restaurant Nino’s Trattoria Italiana on Thursday.

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From left my husband, me and our friend Shirley on the right

On my actual birthday on Friday my husband, son and I went to London to continue the celebrations. We stayed at the beautiful Corinthia Hotel (review post coming soon!) and enjoyed afternoon tea in their gorgeous lobby lounge.

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After a walk round London and a bit of a relax we headed out for a late supper at Le Caprice – the beautiful scallops below were just my starter!

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Let’s just say, I’m definitely going to have to update my Top London Restaurants List!  I’m so grateful to my husband and son for making our London celebrations so much fun. Turning 50 has been a real pleasure – I can honestly say it really does feel like the new 30!

Thank you so much to everyone who visited and shared posts with us last week. Today I’m featuring 3 posts (to pin these posts please follow the links to the actual post).

The Hearth and Soul Hop Mint, Zucchini & Sun-Dried Tomato Bread from Joanne at What’s on the List?

The Hearth and Soul HopDIY Mommy Survival Kit for Baby Showers & New Moms from Reviews, Chews & How-Tos

The Hearth and Soul Hopand Stunning Girl Cheese Salad from Contentedness Cooking.

Okay, on with this week’s party! I can’t wait to see what you will share this week!

The Hearth and Soul Hop Linky party is co-hosted by me, April of and Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen.

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Article by April Harris

April has written 1281 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. Well happy 50th! What a special way to celebrate. I want to gobble everything up. Have a great week!

  2. Happy 50th!!! How wonderful! Those pastries are stunning. Wow!! I am sure you enjoyed every bite 🙂 Thanks for always hosting such a lovely party!

    • Thank you, Sammi! I really did enjoy the pastries – my favourite was the blueberry and violet cream cake – the one with the real flowers on top. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul hop.

  3. Hi April,
    What a lovely place to celebrate your special birthday, and that special little Blue Bag, oh my what a day! Hope you continue to have a fantastic week and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  4. Sure looks like you started out your “Big Year” with a bang. Happy Birthday. I’ll take note as I’m going to celebrating a “Big One” next year! 🙂 Linking up now. Thanks for hosting.

  5. Thank you for the party, April! It looks like you had a wonderful birthday!! Thanks for sharing some of the celebrations with us!

  6. Glad you had a nice time on your birthday… beautiful cakes. Have a good week.

  7. Hello beautiful! I get so excited to stop by your party each week! Please stop by our party ,we love to party with you! We pin and tweet everything! Lou Lou Girls

  8. Congratulations on the significant birthday! The tea looks amazing! I love the fresh flowers on the cakes.

  9. Hi April,
    Happy 50th birthday, wishing you many more to come.

  10. Thank you for hosting, April and happy 50th birthday! You must have had a great time, April! The food looks so good! The scallops look so scrumptious!

  11. Thanks for hosting a great party:-)

  12. Thank you another beautiful party April. I found several lovely things to explore here! I enjoyed your birthday pictures as well. I’m so glad you had a happy celebration!

  13. Thanks so much for hosting, April. Hope you are having a great week!

  14. Thanks April for hosting such a great party! Pinned and shared and hope to see you on Saturday at my party!


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