Review: November

As I will be in Germany for the next 10 days this is going to be a bit of an early review of November – somehow it is fitting though, as I am already in a christmassy mood and I can’t wait for December :).

In November I finally managed to write about the GRUB food fair in Manchester, I shared my favourite Brownie recipe with you and I showed you how I made an autumnal birthday card that you can make by using things you will most probably have at home anyway.

In December I am going to show you how I wrap my Christmas presents without spending a lot of money on wrapping material and I am definitely going to bake Christmas cookies.
December is going to be all about Christmas in my family and I think it is going to be great. Enjoy the last days in November and I hope you are looking forward to December! 🙂

Review: October

October for me was all about enjoying autumn. We had a few pretty nice days and enjoyed beautiful walks in the park. There also was a very stormy weekend and it was really nice to get all cozy inside.
On the blog I showed pictures and wrote about Dunham Massey Park and made Tea Cakes for my favourite Food Exchange so far – they turned out much better than I expected and I was so chuffed with them. And…to get in a bit of Halloween-mood I made spooky Cake Pops.

I also wanted to share some pictures of GRUB food fair in Manchester, which I didn’t manage to do…but I will do that this week and have also planned a few other blogposts that I hope you will enjoy. Have a great November everyone!

Review: September

September just flew by and I know I keep saying it…but I cannot believe it is October already and we have to start thinking about Christmas presents. How crazy is that!
Last month we had the most amazing time in Berlin. I will share some pictures here soon.
On the blog I wrote about Crumpets, they were mouthwatering! I also showed you some pictures and the story about Frieda’s and my birth cards and I shared a recipe of my mum’s Plum tart with you.

In October I want to share some pictures of an afternoon we spent in a beautiful park. I will also write about the new Food Exchange, the topic will be chocolate, and I am a bit nervous how the bake will turn out as I have never made anything like it before – so it might be a total mess.
I have a few other ideas and maybe I will also find the time to write about the GRUB food fair in Manchester, which is well worth a visit.

I hope you will all have a lovely October, full of cozy moments at home, when the days start getting shorter and shorter – let’s make the most of it!

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!

Bye, bye October – Hello November

I just had to think twice – is it really November???!!! That is actually unbelievable – only one more month until December! I can’t believe it.
I don’t know why but October went by really quickly – many exciting things are happening at the moment, we had visitors and enjoyed really great autumn-weather. The leaves are all yellow and red colored and they just look stunning!

On the blog I showed you that I made a Chocolate Tiffin. It was sooo good and they were gone in one afternoon.
Also I finally managed to show you a way to give vouchers as gifts that is a little bit more fun than just giving it away in an envelope.
And, not to forget, I wrote about Casa do Barao, the Hotel we stayed at during our city trip to Lisbon. Have a look – it is a wonderful hotel!

In November I am going to have my firs proper stall at a craft market – I am so excited but also pretty nervous. On the blog there is going to be a new and delicious Food Exchange and much more. I can’t wait!

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!