The Hearth and Soul Hop November 16

The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party
Welcome to the The Hearth and Soul Hop link party! We are a ‘no rules’ link party and welcome any family friendly posts as well as, of course, food from the hearth to feed your soul.

The winner of the $50 Amazon Gift Certificate in my 13th Blogiversary Giveaway was Christine of Cherishing a Sweet Life. Thank you to everyone who entered the competition and to all of you for your wonderful support!

We returned from Israel on Friday and after a busy weekend in London we are settling back in at home in Berkshire. My husband was in Israel for work and I went along for the wonderful scenery, beautiful weather and fabulous food. I can’t wait to share some of it with you. I’m also working on a post about our visit to Jerusalem last year.

Venice By Gondola on
This week I shared the first of a series of posts about visiting Venice – Seeing Venice By Gondola. This posts tells you everything you need to know about one of the best – and most fun – ways to explore this amazing city.

Apple Pear and Pecan Streusel Muffins on
I also shared a very tasty seasonal breakfast or tea time snack – Apple Pear and Pecan Streusel Muffins. The whole family will love them!

Today I’m featuring:

Hearth and Soul Hop Features on

Creamer Potato and Bacon Puff Pastry Rosettes from Hun What’s For Dinner?

Cranberry Pumpkin Custard from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Enjoying the Lasts from Mary From Martha

Gathering Baskets Garnering Memories from The Farmhouse in the Field

Right, on with The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party! It’s easy to join in – just share your post(s) below. W
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Article by April Harris

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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 hosting the party. I wish you a great week 🙂

  2. Thank you for featuring my basket. I love your blogged and am honored you choose my post to feature.


    Stacey K

  3. Israel is a place I’ve always wanted to visit. Looking forward to your posts. thanks for the party.

  4. Hi April,
    Thank you so much for the lovely feature this week, I really appreciate it! I love keeping up with you travels, please stay safe! Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for the party.
    Miz Helen

  5. Thank you for hosting, April. Have a great week ahead.

  6. Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week, but the posts linked up are reinforcing that fact! It’s my favorite holiday. 🙂

    Love the photo of you in the gondola and can’t wait to read your post!

    Have a great week, April!

    • The time really is flying by, Shirley! I love Thanksgiving too – we celebrated in October as my family is Canadian, but I’m tempted to celebrate again next week I enjoy it so much! Thank you, I’m really glad you like the photos – hope you enjoy the post 🙂

  7. Thank you for hosting such a great party! This week I am sharing my Maple-Orange Glazed Turkey Breast and Apple-Pear Cranberry Chutney just in time for the holidays! Hope you have a marvelous week!

  8. A trip to Israel? And Venice? How wonderful!

    Can’t wait to see your pictures of Israel and read your post about your experience! Ii enjoyed what you shared about your gondola ride in Venice. You have some lovely pictures.

    • Thank you so much, Nina. We were in San Francisco in between Venice and Israel as well – it’s been a busy 5 weeks! We are home sweet home for a little while now though 🙂

  9. Hello beautiful! Thank you for this fabulous party. I appreciate you hosting each week. Please take a moment to stop by our party that until Friday at 7 pm. We pin and tweet every masterpiece at our party. Lou Lou Girls

  10. Thanks for the party April. I loved seeing all your photos from Italy!

    Anne xx

  11. Thanks for hosting the party:-)

  12. April, sounds like a wonderful time was had by all! Can’t wait to hear more about your travels.


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