Welcome to the July Edition of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. How are you doing? Can you believe we are already half way through 2022? I’m excited that it’s summer here in the northern hemisphere, such a great time to enjoy all the wonderful fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers available at this time of year.
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The July Edition – What’s New
Summer is full of sporting and social events in the UK. From Ascot to Wimbledon to Polo, The Henley Regatta and so much more, this is definitely the time of year to be out and about here in the UK.
My husband and I attended an exhibition of paintings by Pissarro at The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford early in the month. I am a huge fan of the Impressionists and it was amazing to see so many of the paintings I have admired in books in real life.
We also went to the movies for the first time since before the pandemic. Top Gun Maverick was our film of choice and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was fun to watch a sequel to the original Maverick and we thought it was really well done. Have you been to the movies post pandemic yet? I’m hoping see the new film about Elvis next.
This week we spent some time up in London and attended The London Concours at The Honourable Royal Artillery Company. Later in the week we visited The Henley Regatta at our club, Phyllis Court. The last time we attended the Henley Regatta was in 2019 so it was lovely to be back! This weekend we are at the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Annual Rally and Concours d’Elegance at Burghley House. We have brought my husband’s two vintage cars to the rally. It’s so nice to be enjoying a traditional British summer once again!
New on The Blog
I shared my latest visit to Kinsale, a beautiful town in Southern Ireland with a very rich history.
Kinsale has quirky, colourful houses and shops, beautiful views out to sea and some amazing things to eat. Join me for a virtual visit on the blog now.
In My Kitchen – The July Edition
Do you love to bake as much as I do? This month I featured my Top 3 Baking Tips with some video content as well.
Learn how to measure accurately in both weights or measures – as well as the inside scoop on which way I believe works best. I also share when it’s okay to be a little creative, as well as how to make easy swaps and substitutes. Last but not least, I offer tips to help you get the most out of your oven for beautiful bakes every time.
Summer Salad Recipes include selections the whole family will love – all of which can be prepared ahead, such a boon during the busy summer months. Of course, there’s always a treat or two to be had…
The July Edition of Hearth and Soul – Featured Posts
Thank you all for visiting and sharing your wonderful content. The July edition featured posts include:-
Karin of Karin’s Kottage shared ideas and recipes for a very special date night in her post Romantic Outdoor Grilled Dinner and Dessert.
Don’t miss Miz Helen of Miz Helen’s Country Cottage’s fresh and healthy summer dessert – Pineapple Banana Freeze Dessert.
It’s so lovely to see the next generation in the kitchen baking up a storm. Don’t miss Baking with Kids – Chocolate Chip Cookies from 3 Winks Design. There’s a cute video too!
Fancy a virtual visit to a beautiful part of the world? Patrick of Adventures in Weseland shared some wonderful photos of The 17 Mile Drive on the Monterey Peninsula in California. This is one of my favourite drives and I shared it here in years gone by as well.
Love to knit? Meinhilde and Tomiko of Kiku Corner have shared a collection of free linen knitting patterns to inspire you. I really need to learn how to knit!!
Okay, let’s get on with the link up.
The Hearth and Soul Link Party – July Edition
- The Hearth and Soul Link Party is held monthly, opening on the first Sunday of every month and remaining open until the 25th of the month, or until 300 entries are reached. Please share a maximum of 8 links per month.
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