Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party! Happy Easter! We are still close to home – actually at home – most of the time, although the slight relaxation in restrictions has meant we can now travel more than a few miles from our homes here in the UK. However, I’m particularly cognisant of those of you who have experienced an increase in cases and therefore lockdown restrictions this past week. My heart goes out to you all. Please do stay safe.
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.
What’s Been Happening?
Up until last week, we were limited to essential journeys as close to home as possible. We can now travel further afield and gather with up to one other household, to a total of six people, outside in parks and gardens (not indoors). This means we were able to see our son and his partner for the first time in months. I cannot tell you the joy it brought us! I’m so very grateful for how lovely the weather was on the days they visited.
I’ve also been getting ready for the live online Afternoon Tea Class on Friday 9th April. I’m really excited to meet those of you who have signed up! There are still a few places available (at time of writing) if you would like to join us. Click here for more details.
This week on the blog, I featured my Last Minute Easter Bread, which you can make in a bread machine. It has all the flavour of hot cross buns without all the hard work. I also revisited a twist on one of my favourite vintage recipes.
If you love healthier muffins, you will love my easy recipe for Carrot Walnut Bran Muffins. They taste like mini carrot walnut cakes with a wholesome twist!
Thank you all for visiting and sharing!
Close to Home Featured Posts
Close to home featured posts from top left, clockwise:-
My Home For All Seasons shared a beautiful Spring Vignette as well as tips to help make Designing a Spring Vignette easy and fun.
Carrie of My Book Boost has some lovely, sustainable ideas for an Earth Day Gift Basket.
This Microwave Potato Bag from Hello Sewing makes baked potatoes easy – and it’s sustainable too!
Helen of 3 Winks Design and her family have a lovely tradition of making Portuguese Easter Bread. It helps them celebrate this important season whilst remembering someone special.
Right, it’s time for the party!
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