I always feel a little bit excited about a Leap Year. It feels just that little bit extra special, having a magical extra day. Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party for the last week in February 2020!
Whether your blog posts are old or new, as long as they are about things that feed the soul, they are welcome here at The Hearth and Soul Link Party. 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?
Not only is there a leap day this week, it’s an important week in the Christian calendar this week as well with Shrove Tuesday (also known as Pancake Day) and Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Do you eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?
Although crepe like pancakes, served with lemon and sugar, are a more popular choice for Shrove Tuesday here in the UK, I still use My Favourite No-Fail Pancake Recipe almost every time I make pancakes. It’s light, fluffy and delicious every time, plus you can make it with yogurt so that the pancakes are good for your gut, as well as good for the soul!
With St Patrick’s Day fast approaching, I’ve got Ireland on my mind. It’s the birthplace of my paternal Grandmother and a place I love to visit. I suppose it isn’t surprising, as I’m actually Irish enough for an Irish passport. I’ve never quite got round to applying for one, but perhaps one day I shall. There are lots of posts on the blog about our adventures in Ireland, and I’m looking forward to sharing more after my next visit. In the meantime, you may enjoy reading about one of my favourite places to visit near Cork.
Locals may sigh, as it’s a bit of a cliché, but Kissing The Blarney Stone is still something a lot of visitors to Ireland want to do. Regardless of how you feel about kissing an old piece of rock, Blarney Castle and Blarney House are beautiful places to visit. Blarney Castle is in ruins, but it’s still very impressive and the gardens are stunning. Although the original Blarney House burned down in 1874, its replacement is still lived in by the Colthurst family. Find out more about this beautiful place and take a virtual Visit to Blarney Castle with me.
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Leap Year Edition Features
Leap Year featured posts include (from top left, clockwise):-
I’ve got so many silk scarves from relatives who have passed away that have great sentimental value, but I can’t wear them all. Ashley of At Home With Ashley has some great inspiration for other ways to enjoy these treasures in How to Display a Silk Scarf.
February can be a tricky time of year for flowers, but Rachelle at My Hubbard Home has Flowers and Greenery That Fit With Any Season to help beautify your home.
Brighten up the last days of February and celebrate the arrival of spring with this pretty Spring Bouquet Wreath from Kristie at Love My Little Cottage.
Jean at Delightful Repast is celebrating her Tenth Blogging Anniversary with a French Almond Rum Cake called a Gateau Nantais. This beautiful cake would also be a lovely one to make for an afternoon tea to celebrate Leap Day. (You know me, any excuse for afternoon tea!) Jean has options for gluten free and non gluten free versions too.
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