Hello and welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party! This week I’m contemplating how choosing to blossom will affect our experience over the next few weeks. There is so much upset and upheaval here in the UK and around the world, it’s easy to get into a negative thought spiral. By choosing to blossom despite our circumstances, it will not only improve our own experience but help us to buoy up others as well.
The Hearth and Soul Link Party welcomes 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.
Afternoon Tea Class Announcement
There are just a few spaces left at the Afternoon Tea class my friend Jen of Fearless in the Kitchen and I are offering in April. Join us in a live online class to make and enjoy a complete authentic British afternoon tea in your own home. Don’t miss this unique opportunity! Expanding your skills and having fun is a great way of choosing to blossom!
What’s Been Happening?
Thank you all for your kind anniversary wishes, and birthday wishes for my husband. We had a lovely day with lots of FaceTime calls with our son and his partner, including a lovely celebration dinner “together”. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, so we thoroughly enjoyed our walk at Greys Court, a National Trust Property not far from our home. We also had a Zoom get together in the evening for some of our family and friends which was lots of fun.
It’s Mother’s Day here in the UK today, afternoon tea is definitely on people’s minds. People are being very creative in their celebrations and choosing to blossom despite the lockdown circumstances. (We’ve had some nice virtual visits online throughout the day with our son and his partner.)
My Rhubarb and Ginger Drizzle Cake is a deliciously indulgent tea time treat or elegant dessert full of sweet spring flavour. It’s perfect for Mothers Day, Sunday brunch or a traditional afternoon tea.
I also featured a breakfast recipe that has been a part of my family for over fifty years.
If you love a healthy muffin, you will love this delicious vintage recipe for wholesome, sweetly spiced, raisin-studded Knotty Pine Bran Muffins.
And with St Patrick’s Day fast approaching, I’ll be featuring my favourite brownies this coming week – as well as a personal family story about why I’m am truly Irish (enough to hold an Irish passport!).
My Chocolate Mint Brownies are an irresistible treat, moist, delicious and perfect for any occasion – especially St Patrick’s Day!
Thank you all for sharing your inspiring content!
Choosing To Blossom Featured Posts
Featured posts, from top left, clockwise:-
Whether you are an experienced bread baker or just starting out, this No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread from Nancy C is easy, versatile and wholesome.
Michelle at My Bijou Life raises some important points in her wonderfully encouraging post about choosing to blossom, Pondering How To Measure Success.
Make your letters extra special with these beautiful homemade Paper Envelopes from Priyam at SimpleJoys.
Miz Helen of Miz Helen’s Country Cottage gives a nod to her Irish heritage with this Guinness Irish Chocolate Cake.
On with the link up!
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I hope you will join me in choosing to blossom as we move forward into spring. I wish you a wonderful week full of blessings. Happy St Patrick’s Day for Wednesday!