Vacation at Home with the Hearth and Soul Link Party


The Hearth and Soul Link Party, where you are welcome to share your blog posts about anything that feeds the soul

Hello! Welcome to this week’s Hearth and Soul Link Party! This week, I’m featuring ideas to help you take a vacation at home. It’s such a strange summer, with so many of us either unable or unwilling to travel very far. This week’s features suggest ways you can make the most of your home so you can enjoy it even more. I think it’s really important to make a space for some actual time out, whether you are able to travel or not. Are you going away on holiday this year?


Blog posts about anything that feeds the soul 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. 

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Taking a Mini Vacation at Home

My husband is still working at home, but he is taking a few days of his holiday here and there during the week. It gives us a mini vacation at home. We are really grateful for our garden.

My husband bought me a Muskoka Chair for my birthday and I am absolutely delighted with it. It was shipped all the way from Canada so has only just arrived. (I know some folks call them Adirondack Chairs, but this one is definitely a Canadian Muskoka Chair.)

We’ve had a few friends round (no more than 3 or 4 at a time) for socially distanced gatherings, and we may go away for a couple of nights at a hotel we trust in the New Forest in the next few weeks if the pandemic stays under control here. I’ll be able to share some gorgeous scenery with you if we do!

On The Blog

New recipe alert!

Vegan and Gluten Free Kung Pao Cauliflower served in a blue bowl

Tender crisp cauliflower, zucchini and red bell peppers are dressed in a spicy sweet sauce in my delicious Kung Pao Cauliflower recipe. This wholesome, satisfying dish is quick and easy to make, plus it’s vegan and has an easy gluten free option too.

And don’t miss this incredibly easy dessert that is perfect for summer!

My Easy No Bake Orange Cheesecake recipe makes a deliciously rich yet light, refreshing and elegant dessert that is perfect for last minute entertaining.

Ever heard of mascarpone cheese? It’s the shortcut to amazing cheesecake. You can find it in the dairy section of most supermarkets. Try it in this Easy No Bake Orange Cheesecake. There’s a lime version as well!

Thank you so much for sharing your blog posts with the Hearth and Soul Link Party!

Vacation at Home Features

Taking a Vacation at Home featured posts

Be inspired to make the most of your outdoor spaces with Enjoying Nature’s Bee-uty on the Front Porch from The Little Yellow Corner Store.

Take a walk in the Mid-Summer’s Garden at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage for lots of ideas on how to make your own garden extra special.

Beth from Whispers of the Heart shares tablescape inspiration in all my favourite colours in Anchors Await on the Table

Whether it’s a socially distanced afternoon tea or a picnic on the lawn, these Individual Strawberry Shortcakes from T and M at Kiku Corner would make the perfect treat.

Okay, let’s get on with the link up!

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