Welcome to the April 2023 Edition of the Hearth and Soul Link Party! We are welcoming brighter days here now that our clocks have gone forward for British Summer Time. The garden is coming to life, and it feels like spring has sprung. We are definitely getting an early taste of April showers. It feels like it has been raining for days – but knowing how many places are desperate for precipitation, I’m feeling very blessed.
The Hearth and Soul Link Party welcomes family-friendly blog posts about anything that feeds the soul. Things that feed the soul may include (but are not limited to) recipes, decorating, crafts, family, home, DIY, organization, travel, book reviews, the arts and self improvement.
The Latest – April 2023 Edition
How are things in your corner of the world? Our main bathroom renovation is finished, and we now have a little break until mid-June when the kitchen renovations start. I’m just waiting for the professional photos of the “after” of the bathroom so I can share our journey with you – and I will be sharing our plans for the kitchen soon too!
Speaking of professional photographs, Terry Joshi and I had a wonderful day photographing some new recipes last week. Terry is a very talented photographer and food stylist and I cannot wait to see the results of our shoot. I’m so excited to bring you lots of new content!
My husband and I celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary (and my husband’s birthday on the same day) in early March. We had a lovely day together and a beautiful evening at Cliveden House Hotel.
Our meal was exquisite, and we had the whole dining room to ourselves for most of the evening. It was a wonderful celebration. We also spent a weekend celebrating with our son and his partner at their home in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
March also marks the 34th anniversary of the day I immigrated to England. I’m so grateful to be a proud citizen of both the United Kingdom and Canada.
New On The Blog
There’s lots of new content on the blog this month, just in time for the April 2023 edition of Hearth and Soul. If you are a history buff or a fan of Downton Abbey, don’t miss my updated post Evenings at Highclere Castle. I’m sharing our visit to the latest evening event at the castle, a Valentine’s champagne and canapés evening, which my husband and I attended in February. There’s even a photograph of us inside the castle this time!
If, like me, you are trying to eat less meat, you may enjoy my blog post about Easy Ways to Eat Less Meat. Also, from a self care perspective, I’m talking about the importance of taking time out and how to do it.
On the travel front, I shared some updated posts on the Emerald Isle, in honour of St Patrick’s Day.
Simnel Cake is an easy to make, light fruit cake, with a marzipan topping. There is also a layer of marzipan in the middle, making it especially moist and delicious. Commonly eaten in the UK at Easter time, and it would make a lovely addition to your Easter celebrations.
The Hearth and Soul Community
Please join the Hearth and Soul Community on Facebook. I would love for everyone to share even more content and interact with one another there. Feel free to share posts which you have shared here at the April 2023 edition of the party in the group as well, to give them even greater visibility and an extra chance of being featured. In addition to choosing featured posts from the content shared here, I also choose features from the community as well.
April 2023 Edition – Featured Posts
Thank you all for sharing your wonderful content! Here are some of the posts that caught my eye for the April 2023 Edition of Hearth and Soul.
In the Hearth and Soul Community on Facebook, Angie of Islander in the Midwest shared her post Magical Moments: Seeing the Aurora Borealis for the First Time. Her photographs are amazing.
Also in the community, Helen of Three Winks Design is celebrating her Mom, in A 100th Birthday Celebration. It’s lovely to take this joyful peek into Helen’s family life.
Here at the party, Melynda of Scratch Made Food shared a Whole Wheat Cream Cheese Banana Bread that looks delicious, and is very versatile.
Enjoy The Delights of Afternoon Tea Served on a Tray with Sandra of Dinner at Eight and friends.
Miz Helen of Miz Helen’s Country Cottage has a delicious recipe for Crunchy Baked Chicken with Spicy Honey that I plan to make soon.
Enjoy some gorgeous Spring Container Gardening Inspiration with MaryJo over at Master “pieces” of My Life.
The Hearth and Soul Link Party – April 2023 Edition
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I look forward to visiting your blogs! Happy Spring!