Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

This weeks weekly photo challenge is habit, and there is no better place in the world where the people still abide by the same habits or rituals as they did hundreds of years ago, like they do here in Sardinia.

This hard-working man from Tonara is making a wooden platter in the shape of Sardinia to sell or give away as gifts to friends. For millenia the islanders have used natural resources from the surrounding area to make stunning hand-crafted items that will last a lifetime.

Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life Habit

This is my response to the weekly photo challenge: habit.

Do you prefer to buy your gifts from small independent business?

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About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who has lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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13 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

  1. Debra Kolkka says:

    Having had my own small business for 20 years I always look in that direction.

  2. Anna says:

    What a lovely photo – this belongs in travel magazine or a promotional brochure!
    Re: gifts – my main requirement is that the gift is unique to the place, or if that’s difficult, has some functional/emotional association with the place, rather than just a representative rendering of a landmark. For example, when I lived in France, I got my aunt a ceramic cheese cutting/serving board with painted scenes of Paris. So it was souveniry enough but also there was that whole France/cheese association, AND it was useful, so it wouldnt just be collecting dust.

  3. I love to buy gifts from people just like this gentleman.

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  5. colonialist says:

    It is a great idea to do so, particularly if the item is useful and won’t simply add to clutter as so many souvenirs tend to do.

  6. Rosemarie Kleinberg says:

    Beautiful photo of a man and his skill. I buy things as souvenirs that are useful to others, otherwise it is a dust collector. What he is making is not only useful but a wonderful memory of Sardegna. Great job on this one again!


  7. As an artist, I support small independents! Lovely photo.

  8. What’s he making? We bought some ceramic thing from a local artist last time we were in France. It’s this thing that you put next to the oven to keep the spatula on while you’re working. Very handy and it keeps the bench clean.

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