It’s Afternoon Tea Week in the UK! Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party as we celebrate “the ceremony of afternoon tea”.
Whether it’s simply a cup of tea and a piece of cake with your kids after school or a formal afternoon tea in a special restaurant with friends, marking the celebration that is afternoon tea can make everyday life special.
At the Hearth and Soul Link Party, you can share blog posts old and new, about anything that feeds the soul. This includes – but is not limited to – family, home, recipes, decorating, crafts, DIY, travel, organisation, book reviews, the arts and self improvement.
What’s Happening This Week?
Everybody is busy these days, so traditional afternoon tea is becoming more an event than an every day occurrence. It’s still a big part of our lives here in the UK though. But What is British Afternoon Tea Really?
Find out more about British Afternoon Tea, it’s history and the traditions around it – including why High Tea may not actually be what you think it is in What is British Afternoon Tea Really?
I’m also giving you the inside scoop on My Favourite Places to Have Afternoon Tea in London So Far. I keep this post regularly updated so please do check it out.
What’s Been Happening On The Blog?
Last week I featured a vintage family recipe with some lovely memories attached to it.
My late mother-in-law, who was called Avril, used to make her Mixed Fruit Pavolva for family gatherings. It was a real favourite. Now my sister-in-law and I carry on the tradition. (The version above was made by my sister-in-law – I always think her Pavlovas are prettier than mine!)
I also shared a deliciously different Banana Loaf.
This raisin and nut studded, maple syrup spiked Banana Maple Walnut Loaf Cake is banana bread with a difference!
Thank you to you all for visiting and sharing last week! I really do appreciate your support of the Hearth and Soul Link Party.
Afternoon Tea Week Featured Posts
You could give these pretty Easy DIY Bee Soaps from Jennifer at Celebrating Everyday Life as a hostess gift, or as pretty little favours at an afternoon tea.
Set a pretty table for your afternoon tea with this handmade Summer Tablecloth from Atelier Marie-Lucienne
Cupcakes are not usually served at British afternoon tea but they really should be! Don’t miss these Boston Cream Cupcakes from Nicole at Mama of Many Blessings
I think this Blueberry Lime Jam from Nancy at On The Home Front would be amazing for the scones with jam and cream that are a big part of teatime!
Here we go! What will you share this week?
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