Refresh and restore at this week’s Hearth and Soul Link Party! Welcome! I hope this finds you well. With everything going on around us, it really is important to take some time out to do the things we really enjoy. I always get so much inspiration from the wonderful content you all share here!
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. I’m sorry, but links to Facebook posts etc will be deleted.
What’s Been Happening?
We are still in Lockdown 3.0 here in England, under at stay at home (or shelter in place) order. We are only allowed to leave the house for exercise once a day, essential shopping or medical appointments. I’m definitely missing our family and friends. It’s hard to refresh and restore in these circumstances, but I’m very grateful for the technology that helps us stay in touch! I am also very grateful for so many other things, including our health and the comfort that surrounds us.
The move to FaceTime and Zoom meetings is an opportunity for gratitude as well, as it has meant that I have the opportunity to do a lot more speaking to groups everywhere. This is something I really enjoy. Speaking of which, the time zone may be tricky for some of you, but if you fancy learning more about how Taking Time Out Can Benefit Body and Soul, I’m speaking at The Cancer Champions Support Network’s Coffee and Chat meeting online on Tuesday March 2nd at 11.30am GMT. If you are available to attend, you would be very welcome at this free event. The Cancer Champions Support Network offers help and encouragement to those affected by cancer including those who may be looking after and/or supporting someone who has cancer, but everyone is welcome.
I am also planning a series of Facebook Live events and I’d love your suggested topics as well as a rough idea of which time zone you are in so I can get my timing right. I want to talk about things and with people you are interested in so please feel free to share your ideas.
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On The Blog
Last week on the blog I took a look back at a wonderful fashion event.
Refresh and restore by joining me in a virtual visit to Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams. I took lots of photographs!
I also shared one of my favourite breakfast ideas.
Perfect for using up over-ripe bananas, this recipe for Banana and Chia Seed Muffins is deliciously healthy and oh so easy to make! The muffins freeze really well too. And if you are worried about getting your kids to eat chia seeds, one reader recommends saying they are poppy seeds instead. Her little ones loved the muffins!
Thank you all for sharing your wonderful content with The Hearth and Soul Link Party.
Refresh and Restore Featured Posts
Refresh and Restore Featured Posts, from top left, clockwise:-
Take a walk down memory lane with the Valentine Vignette by My Home of All Seasons. I love great decorating ideas and sweet family stories, and this post has both!
Brighten someone’s day with this pretty Polka Dot Valentine from Linda at Paper Seedlings.
Refresh and restore by giving your surroundings a seasonal lift. There’s lots of decorating inspiration in this Valentine Family Room post from Penny of Penny’s Vintage Home.
There’s nothing like a delicious dessert to give you a lift. This Coconut Banana Pudding from MJ’s Kitchen looks absolutely like real comfort food.
The Hearth and Soul Link Party
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I look forward to your posts! Take care and have a wonderful week!