Charlotte aux Fraises

Charlotte aux Fraises

Charlotte aux Fraises

I celebrated my birthday in Chania. Like last year. Ria, my favourite Chania based pastry chef, made this Charlotte aux fraises for us. We have the same birthday, so we celebrated this year and last year together. We did nothing special, our day was nice and calm. We went to a lovely restaurant which recently opened for the summer season and had lunch there. Afterwards, we came back home. There were not many options left because of the freezing cold outside. Nevertheless, I am feeling grateful for the chance to celebrate my birthday in Chania once again and for this delicious Charlotte aux fraises. 

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Pottery: how, when and why

Pottery: how, when and why

Pottery: how, when and why

Pottery: how, when and why

I started experimenting with clay during the first lockdown in Vienna. It was a way for me to entertain myself at home, as I spent all the lockdowns alone …

I bought clay and started with making ring holders using my hands. When the lockdown was lifted, I searched for pottery courses in Vienna but they were all fully booked. I remember how desperate was I for not finding available courses loI…

One day I accidentally passed by a new pottery studio, which happened to be in my neighbourhood, and asked firstly if they offer lessons, and secondly if there are available places. This is where and how I had my first official lesson on the wheel.

Months later I came to Chania for a two months stay. This is where I got really lucky with pottery because the ceramic studio was 2 minutes away from the apartment I was staying at and ceramic courses were offered in my mother tongue!! This is where I really got to learn working on the wheel. I posted the lessons on my YouTube channel if you’d like to watch. Overall, I created 9 ceramic pieces and practiced a lot. The ceramic pieces in the photo are my favourites from what I created so far.

For the moment pottery is my hobby. But I find it so fascinating and I hope I will continue to play with clay and create beautiful things, that I can then give away to friends. Also curious to see how this new hobby will evolve for me and where it will bring me in the future…

Do you have a similar story to share? What is your hobby?

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Chania March 2022

Chania March 2022
Chania March 2022
 

I spent two wonderful months last year in Chania, and I thought I should do the same this year as well. The motivation behind my decision is the same I had last year: good weather and warm temperatures. I was on the hunt for sea and sun. Turns out Chania is going through an unseasonable cold snap, which makes me constantly debate about whether it was the right decision to come here or not. Don’t be fooled by the photos above. Sun has sadly become a rare phenomenon this and the last month.

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