The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party March 30

The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop
Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party for March 30th! 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.

Spring has sprung here in England and the flowers are out. I just wish the sunshine would come and visit a bit more often! This week I’ll be checking out an iconic hotel in London as well as attending our friends’ wedding at a beautiful hotel and spa on the British coast. I’ll look forward to sharing more about both properties – and the wedding – with you! I’m still working on posts from our recent visit to California and Las Vegas as well. Like so many of us, I need a few more hours in the day!

Secrets in the Sky
Don’t miss my my interview with author Pauline Wiles who has just published her second book, ‘Secrets in the Sky’. I was lucky enough to meet up with Pauline when I was in California recently and we talked about Pauline’s new book, her ex-pat life in California and her plans for future literary visits to the wonderful fictional village of Saffron Sweeting.

500th Anniversary Hampton Court Palace

One of my favourite palaces, Hampton Court Palace, is celebrating its 500th anniversary this year. Find out more about the beautiful property Henry VIII called home as well as how you can join in the celebrations in this post. (Photo courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces.)

Thank you to everyone who shared posts with the hop last week. Today I’m featuring:-

Gluten Free Blondies - Winnie Rottem

Delicious Gluten-Free Blondies from Winnie at Something Sweet

Indoor Activities Collage

25+ Fun Indoor Activities Recommended by Mom Bloggers from Marina at Parental Journey

Banana Pudding Cake Tampa Cake Girl

and Banana Pudding Cake from Cydnee at Tampa Cake Girl.

Okay, on with the party!

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 1282 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. Hi April, Thanks for hosting.

  2. What a lovely surprise April 🙂
    Thank you so much for featuring my Gluten-Free Blondies
    wishing you a wonderful week!!

  3. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  4. Thank you for the party, April! Banana Pudding Cake? Oh, my! 🙂

  5. I certainly could use a couple of hours more every day. Thank you for the party and Happy Easter!

  6. April,
    I can’t wait until spring comes our way, we had snow today! Thanks for the party and have a wonderful Easter!
    – Nancy
    On The Home Front

    • I can’t believe all the snow the Eastern US is getting this year, Nancy. It reminds me of the winters in Canada when I was a little girl. Hopefully Spring will come soon for you all! Happy Easter to you and your family as well 🙂

  7. We just had more snow on Sunday… I’m not sure when Spring will come to New York. This has been the longest winter that I can remember. Thank you for the party… sounds like you have had some great trips this year.

  8. Thanks so much for the party April. Happy spring to you! Best wishes for tasty dishes this week.

  9. I am so happy you liked my post about indoor activities for kids 🙂 Thank you for featuring me!

  10. April, I loved your interview with Pauline about her wonderful new book. What a delight! Am going to read about Hampton Court Palace now, also a favourite of mine.

  11. lots good stuff going on here an easy on the eye toooo. thanks for party.

  12. Thanks so much for the party, April. There are so many inspiring linkups. Please join us this week for Funtastic Friday. It would be fantastic if you joined us!

  13. Thank you so much for hosting April 🙂

  14. Thank you, April, for hosting and happy Easter!!

  15. Thanks for the yummy party my friend!

  16. Happy Easter April and thanks for hosting this great party and hope to see you on Saturday!

  17. April, I decided to give my readers a break from bread things this week and posted a Classic Creamy Coleslaw (link #117), but it’s back to bread next Thursday with my Sourdough English Muffins! What can I say? I’m a breadaholic!

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