Beautiful Lisbon {II}

Last week I already told you here about our summer holiday in Lisbon and about how much we enjoyed our time in Portugal.
Today I would like to show you some more pictures of this beautiful city including a few things I enjoyed in particular.

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Our third day in Lisbon started with a 15 minute trip on the train to Belem, a district in the western part of the city. We got off the train and walked along the River Tagus towards the centre of Belem. It was still before noon and the sky and the river were just so wonderfully blue…and the view of the bridge was amazing.

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5 Days in Lisbon – our summer holiday {I}

Back in January we booked our summer holiday for 2016 and chose Lisbon as our destination. After booking the flights and finding a hotel that looked stunning we spent the last months looking forward to September and to our late summer holiday.
Two weeks ago we finally made our way to Lisbon and had five wonderful days in Portugal’s capital city.
Today and over the coming weeks and months I want to show you some of the pictures we took and tell you about our holiday. I will also write about the small boutique hotel we stayed at. It is definitely worth an extra post.
At the end of the post I will also recommend a few places and shops that I loved.
I hope you enjoy having a look at the pics :).

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My first cake stall :)

As you all know I love baking (not really a secret, but I thought I’d just mention it again ;)). For quite a while I’ve fancied selling my cakes and maybe other handmade things on the markets around Manchester – but for some reason I was never brave enough to give it a go.
This is why I was more than happy when I was asked to bake some cakes for an event to raise money for a local sports team and charities. I thought it could give me the chance to see how it goes and to get a feeling for the whole cake-selling business.
So one Saturday in August I baked 5 different cakes and took them to a massive green field on the Sunday to set up my first cake stall.

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The Food Exchange – fresh fruit is always a good idea!

I actually cannot believe that this is already the ninth Food Exchange this year – is it really September yet??!?
For this months Food Exchange* Lucy from lucyabakes and I decided to suggest each other recipes that contain some sort of stone fruit. Lucy gave me the challenge to bake a peach and raspberry sponge pudding.
The recipe is perfect for autumn or late summer – here in England there are days when you can already smell the smoking chimney and hear the fallen leaves rustling when walking down the park as Autumn approaches. When you then come home to an amazing smelling dish that is warm and comforting it kind of completes the day in a really nice way.

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Klunkerkranich – a stunning rooftop terrace in Berlin

This August I went to Berlin for a 24-hour trip to meet two of my best friends and my dad. I loved just being able to get on the plane in Manchester with my hand bag and a cup of hot chocolate. At 10 am I landed in Berlin and was picked up by a friend that I hadn’t seen for two years. Together with a few other friends we ended up at the Klunkerkranich in Berlin Neukölln to have breakfast.
The weather wasn’t brilliant, as you can see, but I managed to take a few pictures.

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Bye Bye August, Hi September!

August was a very eventful month, which is why I didn’t post as much as I would have liked. I went to Berlin and to London (blogposts are yet to come), I celebrated my birthday and we hiked Mount Snowdon. And last but not least I had my first ever cake stall – which was a lot of fun and really quite promising.

Apart from my blogpost about our hike to Mount Snowdon and the stunning landscape of Wales, I made Guinness cakes for the first time – and they were sooo good! And for those of you that want to go for something a bit more savoury I made a caramelized onion tart.

In September I will bake with stone fruit, I will write about a great rooftop bar in Berlin and maybe I find the time to show you some pictures of my first cake stall.

Here’s to a great September!