Hello and welcome to the May 2023 edition of The Hearth and Soul Link Party! The weather is still capricious here but we have been enjoying time in the garden nonetheless. My husband and I hired Faith of My Country Garden (not an affiliate link) to refresh our garden back in 2021. She has been visiting seasonally with her team ever since to make the garden look beautiful every month of the year. We are so pleased with the results. For a glimpse of my garden in full bloom click here. Thanks to the lovely Emma, my regular gardener, for her hard work as well. As you can see from the photo above, I stick to planting pots and leave the actual garden to the professionals!
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The Latest – May 2023 Edition
By the time you read this, the coronation will be over and King Charles III will have been crowned. However, as I write, there is a huge amount of excitement in the air! I visited London on Tuesday and the preparations were in full swing. Security was understandably tight but I was able to get quite close to the action at St James Palace. There were lots of beautiful decorations all over the capital.
Click here to see more of London getting ready for its big day.
The Latest On the Blog – May 2023 Edition
I had a wonderful day in Hampshire in mid-April, with private tours of Jane Austen’s House, Chawton House and Jane Austen’s Alton.
Join me on my special tour of Jane Austen’s House here and watch this space for upcoming articles on Chawton House and the historic village of Alton.
If there was ever a time to enjoy Coronation Chicken, it is surely now!
This delicious salad, which was served at the coronation of our late Queen, has been enjoying a resurgence here in the UK. If you chop the ingredients more finely you can also use Coronation Chicken as a filling for tea sandwiches. Don’t forget to cut off the crusts!
The latest foodie treat on the blog is this delicious recipe for Cheese Scones.
You won’t believe how easy they are to make! I like to have them as part of a savoury afternoon tea or alongside a bowl of soup for lunch – but honestly, I would eat them any time of day they are so good.
If you prefer sweet scones, don’t miss my Grandma’s recipe.
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May 2023 Edition – Featured Posts
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From the Hearth and Soul Link Party
This Upcycled Rainbow Scrap Wreath from Creatively Beth is so colourful and pretty. It’s perfect for spring!
Linda of Paper Seedlings encourages us to explore our creativity with #365 birds. Linda is drawing a bird a day for 365 days and she has some beautiful pictures to share. The Claret-Breasted Fruit Dove is my favourite so far.
I know Easter has come and gone, but I just have to feature these cute Easter Bunny Cinnamon Rolls from Carol of Comfort Spring Station. These are definitely worth pinning for next year.
I have been exploring my writing roots recently and writing more poetry. I love the idea to try writing poetry or a prayer around your one word theme for 2023 from Lisa Notes. If you decide to try this, Lisa would love it if you would share what you write.
I love mini desserts, and these Mini Mocha-Toffee Crunch Cheesecakes from Tracey at The Kitchen is My Playground look amazing!
From the Hearth and Soul Community on Facebook
Nancy from Colors 4 Heath shared some Amazing May Fun Facts and some awareness days and months that could come in very handy.
I always enjoy Elizabeth of Pine Cones and Acorns’ Weekend Meanderings, full of inspiration and ideas. One of the things Elizabeth shared in this edition was Kelmscott Manor, the home of William Morris. It turns out this beautiful property is open for visits and it is only an hour from my house, so I have added it to my list of places to visit. Thank you, Elizabeth!
Niky from The House on Silverado laid a beautiful Easter Table with Vintage China. This feast for the eyes also offers lots of inspiration for spring entertaining.
The Hearth and Soul Link Party – May 2023 Edition
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