Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party! The Hearth and Soul Hop 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.
It was a very eventful week in the UK last week, with the general election as well as the 70th Anniversary of VE Day celebrations. It was so moving to watch the service of thanksgiving from Westminster Abbey and to see the few veterans left from World War 2 proudly parading from Westminster Abbey to Horse Guards Parade to be greeted by HRH Prince Charles and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. We were reminded of the role women played in the WW2. As well as working in factories and the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service, women also saw active duty in the Women’s Royal Naval Service. One of the female veterans marching on Sunday had been a pilot flying military aircraft to various bases around the world. Women also worked in military intelligence and were part of the team at Bletchley Park – The Home of the Codebreakers.
I visited recently and thoroughly enjoyed this fascinating historic site. It is as if the codebreakers have simply stepped out and might return at any time. Their work was vital to the Allied War Effort. It is estimated that the codebreaking efforts of the 10,000 strong team there shortened the duration of World War 2 by at least two years, saving countless lives.
Last week I also shared a delicious Apricot Pecan Quick Bread. It’s perfect for breakfast, snacks, afternoon tea or dessert.
Today I’m featuring:-
A fabulous upcycling project from Jo Ann of Return to Loblolly Lane. Jo Ann repurposed a damaged patio umbrella as gorgeous indoor/outdoor pillows.
A choc-o-licious no-bake Toblerone Cheesecake with a romantic story behind it from Nicole of PicNic.
And a moving, thought-provoking and action-inspiring post from Laureen of This Fox Kitchen entitled Sharing With Our Street Friends.
Thank you so much to everyone who shared posts with us last week. I can’t wait to see what you will share this week!
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