Hello and welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party! It’s definitely a season for celebrating our heritage with our patriotic holidays fast approaching. Unlike our history (the actual events which are not always as we would have wished and that can bring sorrow and even shame), our heritage refers more to personal and corporate traditions. These we can celebrate whilst still seeking justice and working to make amends for the parts of history that are unacceptable.
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I wish we were better at celebrating our heritage here in the UK, but we don’t really have a patriotic holiday celebration most years. We have VE Day and St George’s Day, but neither one is a regular public holiday.
That said, we are celebrating our heritage when we honour our family traditions and memories. It doesn’t matter where we live or what the date is. This kind of celebrating is a lot of what Hearth and Soul is all about.
What’s Been Happening?
My husband and I have been enjoying taking a bit of time out this week. We spent a few days at Chewton Glen, a beautiful spa hotel in the New Forest, only 20 minutes walk from the ocean. Later in the week, we visited Stapleford Park, a beautiful historic country house hotel in the heart of England.
I’m so excited to share more about both places with you on the blog. Covering more travel once again is so exciting! We will just be exploring the UK for the moment, but it’s a welcome new beginning. Next week we are off to London for the first time in 8 months! If you like, you can follow all my adventures on Instagram and Facebook.
On the blog this week, I’m celebrating my family heritage with a family-centred post and a recipe from my late Mom.
My Mom’s family friendly Old Fashioned Egg Salad sandwiches have just enough mayonnaise and lots of crunch. You can use the filling for canapés too!
Celebrating Our Heritage Featured Posts
Celebrating our heritage featured posts from top left, clockwise:-
Kristin of White Arrows Home is Styling Patriotic Decor Inside and Outside. There’s lots of inspiration here, and the ideas could be adapted for other countries and colours.
I love the patriotic colours in this Avocado Caprese Salad from Melynda at Scratch Made Food. It looks absolutely delicious!
Whispers of the Heart has some lovely 4th of July Tablescape inspiration. Again, I think this could be adapted for other countries’ celebrations using other colours and patterns.
Shirley of Gluten Free Easily is celebrating her family heritage with a tribute to her Dad, and a recipe for his favourite Gluten-Free Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies.
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