Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party! Spring has sprung and I’m thinking a lot about having room to grow. With the long term very strict lockdown restrictions in the UK, and other lockdown restrictions elsewhere, I believe everyone has been feeling very shut in both physically and mentally. Now, as things slowly begin to ease, we can think about giving ourselves the space we need to recover from the events of the last year and grow back into ourselves.
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How are you doing? I’m excited for the season to come, especially as this week we will hopefully get to see our son and his partner in real life for the first time since October. From Monday the restrictions that meant we had to stay within 5 to 10 miles of our homes are lifted. We can finally see up to 5 other people from a maximum of two households outdoors! We still can’t have people in our homes, but slowly, slowly, things are opening up. As long as all of us can be sensible and not push the boundaries, we should be able to continue in a positive direction throughout the coming months.
What’s Been Happening
I’m still focusing on healthy eating and fitness, and while I’ve had a few slip ups, I’ve now managed to maintain my 30 pound weight loss for over four years. I’m sharing some of the things that worked for me in How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off.
It is all about balance though, and I do enjoy the odd treat. If you are like me, you may want to grab one of the last few places on the live online Traditional British Afternoon Tea Class I’m offering on 9th April.
I could use your help…
I’m doing some research as I am hoping this will be the first of several new online classes. It’s tricky with the time zones so if the timing of this class is making you hesitate, please drop me a message and let me know what sort of days/times would work better for you. It will help me so much with forward planning!
Back to healthier treats..
One of the ways I’ve kept the weight off is by eating healthy breakfasts. This is one of my favourites.
My Best Avocado Toast is miles away from ordinary smushed avocado on toast. I’ve got very happy memories of how I discovered the recipe as well.
When it comes to easy suppers, this is one of my go to recipes.
This fresh and delicious Cod with Chickpeas in a Mediterranean Ragu always makes me feel like spring. If you serve the recipe over quinoa or rice, it’s gluten free too!
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Room to Grow Featured Posts
Room to grow featured posts from top left, clockwise:-
I love how easy this vintage recipe for Easter Bunny Cake from Carol at Comfort Spring is. What a wonderful celebration cake for Easter!
Miz Helen of Miz Helen’s Country Cottage definitely has room to grow now she and her husband Leonard have expanded their garden. I really enjoyed seeing the inspiring photographs of how they are bringing their garden back to life After The Storm and a very hard winter.
Grow your cookie recipe repertoire with Over 70 Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookie Recipes from Shirley at Gluten Free Easily.
My crafting skills are not that great but even I can make this gorgeous Egg Basket with Spring Flowers from Fresh Vintage By Lisa. Lisa’s step by step instructions make this pretty Easter centrepiece really straight-forward to make.
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Take care. I wish you a week full of blessings, and I look forward to seeing your posts.