Greetings! How are you? No, really, how are you? With everything that is going on in the world, I think we are all too quick to just say ‘I’m fine’. That said, I hope you will join me in thinking positively and keeping the faith at this week’s Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope the party will be a little escape for you, a chance to step away from just a moment from the challenges, connect with others in our community and celebrate the positives in our lives. I hope you are all safe and well. If you or your loved ones are anywhere in the path of the terrible fires ravaging the west coast of the US, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
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.
NB. Please only share blog posts. Unfortunately links to Facebook posts etc will be deleted.
Sometimes keeping the faith means recognising when you are feeling burned out. I confess to feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment, so I will be leaving the party open for two weeks this time, just to give myself a little break and some time to get my act together. It will also give me time to do some of the writing I’ve been wanting to do, including my long overdue posts on our visits to the New Forest and Cliveden. I’d be very grateful for your prayers as I navigate this time.
This week’s party will be open until Friday 25th September.
I will be popping in to visit and share your posts throughout that time.
The next Hearth and Soul Link Party will open on Sunday 27th September.
What’s Been Happening?
I’ve been having a bit of a challenging week due to some minor health issues so I didn’t get as much done as I had hoped this week. Luckily, I’ve got lots of wonderful content you may have missed.
These delicious treats are popular every fall and sure enough they are trending on the blog once again this year.
Learn a little about England’s beautiful Lake District as well as getting a delicious muffin recipe in Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins Inspired By The Lake District.
Fancy a little armchair travel?
Join me, pre-lockdown, Behind the Scenes at Fortnum and Mason, one of London’s most iconic department stores. I have yet to re-visit this wonderful emporium so things may be different now, but the store has re-opened and is even serving afternoon tea. I’m planning a visit in a couple of week’s time as we will be in London for a wedding.
Speaking of afternoon tea…
If you’ve ever wondered about the very British tradition of afternoon tea, don’t miss What Is British Afternoon Tea Really? There are a lot of myths about, so join me as I share the inside scoop!
Keeping the Faith Featured Posts
Thank you all for sharing your content and being a part of the Hearth and Soul Community.
Keeping the faith featured posts include (from top left, clockwise):-
Pat of Mille Fiori Favoriti shares a bit of history and a beautiful celebration of faith in Italians in Denver.
A Spirit of Simplicity inspires us as we work on keeping the faith with a beautiful Diary of Home.
Shirley at Gluten Free Easily has some Gluten-Free Muffins That Taste Like Donuts for us to enjoy.
Celebrate Back to School with this beautiful, nostalgic piece from Amy of Days of Small Things.
The Hearth and Soul Link Party
- Please do not link to anything except blog posts. Please share the permalink to your blog post, and not to the home page of your blog.
- Linking your blog posts here means you consent to me sharing as many of them as I can on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook and featuring them on my blog with photographs from the post. It’s easier for me to share if you have share buttons on your blog, and if you put links to your social media on your home page.
- Please consider sharing the party with your friends and followers. There are share buttons at the top and bottom of this post to help make it easy.
What will you share this week? Wishing you a wonderful couple of weeks!