Bye bye November – Hi Christmas!!!

Okay, I have to admit: November was a quiet month on the blog – in my defense: in real life it was not so quiet. The main reason for that was my first market stall. Many, many evenings and weekends I spent preparing for it. I crocheted, sew, baked, folded lanterns, made candle holders out of concrete and packed together all the things I need. All of that wouldn’t have been possible without family and friends, no matter whether they were in England or Germany, helping me. Thank you so much for that! Thank you as well for telling me I can do it!
The day of my first market stall was very, very cold but even more exciting. I met so many kind people. People that bought my crafts, people that left a friendly comment – it was amazing and successful…and I am very grateful for the experience and will definitely continue selling my products on markets next year.

Now you know the reason why it was very quiet on the blog. I didn’t post a lot – but what I posted was made with a lot of love, as always:
First of all I baked a salted honey cake with hazelnut brittle – perfect for these wintery cold days. And I showed you an easy way of making a quick, inexpensive but delicious dessert.

In December I would like to slow down a bit and do loads more things that I love: I want to show you how I will wrap my Christmas presents, I will bake more things and just enjoy the festive season. Tomorrow we will decorate our tree. I can’t wait :).

Have a great weekend you all!

Belfast in two days – a great destination for a weekend trip

Belfast for some reason never seemed to be one of my first picks when planning a weekend trip away. It turns out that I was quite wrong about that because once I had been convinced to go there and once I spent a weekend over there I fell in love with this city.
This post is about my favorite spots in Belfast and about how we spent the weekend trip over there in Ireland. At the end of it you can find a few links and information to my favorite spots and things to do.
We arrived late at night on a Friday and started our city tour on the Saturday morning.

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Everyday starts with a good breakfast and therefore our first stop was at St George’s Market – a lovely market hall where you can find anything…from street food to handmade crafts; from veggies and fish.
The atmosphere is busy but very welcoming. There is so much to discover.

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Altrincham Market Hall – My favourite space in Greater Manchester

At the start of this month I planned to show you some impressions of Manchester…of the places I’ve gotten to know since moving here and that I love to spend time at. Well, instead of showing you pictures of the city centre I decided to widen the area a bit and show you pictures of the Market Hall in Altrincham, because this is my favourite space in Greater Manchester at the moment.

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The Makers Market at West Didsbury

Last Sunday I went to the Makers Market in West Didsbury for the first time. This market is on every last sunday of the month but it also takes place at other towns in Cheshire – such as Cheadle and Knutsford.
The people from the Makers Market organise these events and bring together great food, drink, art and craft producers from around Cheshire and North Wales. It is amazing to stroll through the market and soak up the atmosphere as well as the smells from the food, trying the different products and deciding what to buy.
I really enjoyed visiting the market – it made my Sunday afternoon so I’d like to share a few pictures with you.

Thank you to the makers of Makers Market, you are doing a great job!

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