Hey,

CHRIS HELMBRECHT

Writer | DJ | TV | SOCIAL MEDIA | Marketing

01

About / Bio

Chris was born in Munich and grew up in Bamberg / Germany. After school, he spent 8 years in the German federal police, where he wanted to become a helicopter pilot. Chris had an interest in computers since his youth and went to a technical school with an IT background. During his time at the police he had a lot of idle times and used these to further develop his IT skills. In 1994 he connected to the Internet for the first time and in 1995 he started to work as a freelance web designer and HTML coder for one of Germanys first new media agencies “Pixelpark”. At the same time Chris spent every free moment in the mountains and became a professional snowboarder, becoming an extreme rider.

With 27 years he left the police and moved to New York City to work as a web designer. During his 5 1/2 years in Manhattan, he became a specialist in developing website strategies. He worked for one of the largest US advertising agencies as a CTO and their Senior Technical Director. Later he ran his own consulting and production company. Among his clients were known brands as Volvo, Sony, New Balance, Vitamin shoppe and many more.

After 9/11 business collapsed in New York. Chris had to put his company on hold and take an assignment as consultant and interims-manager for a DEBIS financed internet-travel-startup in Tenerife Spain.

In 2003 Chris moved to Moscow/Russia. He re-started his internet production company, which did offshore development for his former clients in the US. At the same time, he found new clients in Germany, like Voelkl Ski for which his agency did all production works worldwide. During the same time Chris started to write a blog about his life in Russia in English and German on the blog platform WordPress. What was meant to be a website to inform his old friends abroad quickly became popular among other readers. Shortly after Stern, Germanys popular magazine, offered Chris his own blog, which became the basis of his later released book.

2008 Chris met the creative director of a large international advertising agency in Russia and they both started a new boutique advertising agency. His remaining new media business was integrated into this advertising agency. Among their clients were brands as Volkswagen, Red Bull, Johnson & Johnson and many others. At the same time, Chris started his nightlife activities in Moscow with an alternative party series, but also in the exclusive segment, being the local ambassador of A Small World, an exclusive social network.

The nightlife activities became a business and were integrated into the agency. Besides of the agencies advertising business Chris and his team organized many events and build up various communities around these. They mainly used social media to promote the events and build the communities. It is, what today is known as social media marketing. These events and communities were also used to promote and advertise brands, which is called culture management. Over time, this became the focus of the company. The agency also used its experience in event planning and management to organize corporate events and events for VIPs, including some Russian oligarchs. One event, sticking out, was for the Russian F1 Team Marussia and its owner, during the first Formula 1 race in Sochi in 2014. It was then, when Chris was often called by German TV stations to help with organizing filming in Russia. What started as giving interviews, became a side business, acting as a local producer, but also developing films and moderating in front of the camera. Chris has worked with almost all known German TV stations. Pro7, Sat1, N24 (now Welt), RTL, VOX, RBB (ARD), DMAX and many more. Chrises local production company Die Neue works as of today and produces films for companies and organizations, such as the German Embassy School in Moscow.

During the economic downturn in Russia, following the sanctions after the annexation of Crimea, Chris decided to take a sabbatical leave from his agency and focus on his newly born daughter. He still did some TV production projects and he was still involved in Moscow’s nightlife and worked as a techno DJ for fun. He soon became famous as a DJ, but also started his concierge service, catering to wealthy foreigners, who visit Moscow and need help navigation the cities vast nightlife. In 2018 Chris supported the FIFA Worldcup in Moscow, where he organized events for FIFA itself and sponsors, but also supported various high-net-worth individuals, among them 3 international billionaires, with his concierge service and organizing private side events for them. The day after the Worldcup Chris flew to Riga to organize a private event for an Oligarch. Two days later he flew to Teheran / Iran to dj on a private party there. Later in 2018 Chris took an extensive workshop in blockchain technologies and crypto currencies, from a silicone valley expert.

Besides the event planning and concierge service, Chris started to work for the German School in Moscow, supporting them with his experience in (social media) Marketing in late 2019. In 2020 COVID-19 brought the concierge service, event organizing and djing to an abrupt hold. After a period of re-organization, Chris started to work as the marketing director of a small investment bank. There he was responsible for their own marketing materials, but also prospects and marketing materials of their clients. The investment boutique created bonds, but also dealt with direct investments in Russia and abroad. During this time Chris continued his work at the German School, as a freelancer on the side. His concierge service picked up again, in autumn of 2021. Chris worked for the investment bank until Feb 2022, when their Moscow office was abruptly closed. As of today, Chris works for the German School, his concierge service and TV production company. He also continues to write for various publications.

02

Blog

adrenaline
Chris Helmbrecht

Speed is the king!

Oh yes, this is boys stuff. Call me stupid, but this is on my bucket list. I have done 240 myself (the car locked up

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Music

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Press & TV

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PROJECTS & Work

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SkiLLS

Marketing
88%
Business
90%
TV Production
70%
Technology
70%
Social Media
89%
Writing
93%

07

Contact

Let's be friends...

Email: info@chrishelmbrecht.com
Tel:+7 985 114 9695

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VIDEOS

09

Instagram

Last event @deutscheschulemoskau  this year. The night is young.
Last event @deutscheschulemoskau  this year. The night is young.
Last event @deutscheschulemoskau this year. The night is young.
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Not sure, he is listening ;-)
Not sure, he is listening 😉
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Must be a Good Beer, if there’s a crow on the label. Rabauke, our crow guest approves…
Must be a Good Beer, if there’s a crow on the label. Rabauke, our crow guest approves…
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White Nights in Moscow.
White Nights in Moscow.
White Nights in Moscow.
White Nights in Moscow.
White Nights in Moscow.
White Nights in Moscow.
White Nights in Moscow.
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Just before leaving, my daughter found and brought home another animal, that needs help. Meet „Rabauke“ (he s not a raven / Rabe, but a crow and a real hooligan aka Rabauke in Germany). He lives with us since 2 weeks now, gaining weight and making his first attempts to fly. He usually stays on our balcony, but sometimes I let him explore our flat. He became friends with Grace (I know, it’s bad), but Muhackel continues to threaten him, so I guess Rabauke will learn to have some respect of dogs and other animals, which can kill him. Time will tell. And no worries, as soon as he can fly we will re-introduce him to his family and if that doesn’t work, I have a plan B. Can’t take him with me and a wild bird belongs into the wild. Now he needs care and food. He fell out of the nest. Must have been around 3 weeks old when we found him. He is gaining weight, is healthy and energetic. And just if you wonder why I am quiet and / or tired these days. Rabauke wakes up before sunrise (3:45 am) and demands food then and every 30 min after until sunset. I am following this schedule since 14 days now ;-)
Just before leaving, my daughter found and brought home another animal, that needs help. Meet „Rabauke“ (he s not a raven / Rabe, but a crow and a real hooligan aka Rabauke in Germany). He lives with us since 2 weeks now, gaining weight and making his first attempts to fly. He usually stays on our balcony, but sometimes I let him explore our flat. He became friends with Grace (I know, it’s bad), but Muhackel continues to threaten him, so I guess Rabauke will learn to have some respect of dogs and other animals, which can kill him. Time will tell. And no worries, as soon as he can fly we will re-introduce him to his family and if that doesn’t work, I have a plan B. Can’t take him with me and a wild bird belongs into the wild. Now he needs care and food. He fell out of the nest. Must have been around 3 weeks old when we found him. He is gaining weight, is healthy and energetic. And just if you wonder why I am quiet and / or tired these days. Rabauke wakes up before sunrise (3:45 am) and demands food then and every 30 min after until sunset. I am following this schedule since 14 days now ;-)
Just before leaving, my daughter found and brought home another animal, that needs help. Meet „Rabauke“ (he s not a raven / Rabe, but a crow and a real hooligan aka Rabauke in Germany). He lives with us since 2 weeks now, gaining weight and making his first attempts to fly. He usually stays on our balcony, but sometimes I let him explore our flat. He became friends with Grace (I know, it’s bad), but Muhackel continues to threaten him, so I guess Rabauke will learn to have some respect of dogs and other animals, which can kill him. Time will tell. And no worries, as soon as he can fly we will re-introduce him to his family and if that doesn’t work, I have a plan B. Can’t take him with me and a wild bird belongs into the wild. Now he needs care and food. He fell out of the nest. Must have been around 3 weeks old when we found him. He is gaining weight, is healthy and energetic. And just if you wonder why I am quiet and / or tired these days. Rabauke wakes up before sunrise (3:45 am) and demands food then and every 30 min after until sunset. I am following this schedule since 14 days now ;-)
Just before leaving, my daughter found and brought home another animal, that needs help. Meet „Rabauke“ (he s not a raven / Rabe, but a crow and a real hooligan aka Rabauke in Germany). He lives with us since 2 weeks now, gaining weight and making his first attempts to fly. He usually stays on our balcony, but sometimes I let him explore our flat. He became friends with Grace (I know, it’s bad), but Muhackel continues to threaten him, so I guess Rabauke will learn to have some respect of dogs and other animals, which can kill him. Time will tell. And no worries, as soon as he can fly we will re-introduce him to his family and if that doesn’t work, I have a plan B. Can’t take him with me and a wild bird belongs into the wild. Now he needs care and food. He fell out of the nest. Must have been around 3 weeks old when we found him. He is gaining weight, is healthy and energetic. And just if you wonder why I am quiet and / or tired these days. Rabauke wakes up before sunrise (3:45 am) and demands food then and every 30 min after until sunset. I am following this schedule since 14 days now ;-)
Just before leaving, my daughter found and brought home another animal, that needs help. Meet „Rabauke“ (he s not a raven / Rabe, but a crow and a real hooligan aka Rabauke in Germany). He lives with us since 2 weeks now, gaining weight and making his first attempts to fly. He usually stays on our balcony, but sometimes I let him explore our flat. He became friends with Grace (I know, it’s bad), but Muhackel continues to threaten him, so I guess Rabauke will learn to have some respect of dogs and other animals, which can kill him. Time will tell. And no worries, as soon as he can fly we will re-introduce him to his family and if that doesn’t work, I have a plan B. Can’t take him with me and a wild bird belongs into the wild. Now he needs care and food. He fell out of the nest. Must have been around 3 weeks old when we found him. He is gaining weight, is healthy and energetic. And just if you wonder why I am quiet and / or tired these days. Rabauke wakes up before sunrise (3:45 am) and demands food then and every 30 min after until sunset. I am following this schedule since 14 days now ;-)
Just before leaving, my daughter found and brought home another animal, that needs help. Meet „Rabauke“ (he s not a raven / Rabe, but a crow and a real hooligan aka Rabauke in Germany). He lives with us since 2 weeks now, gaining weight and making his first attempts to fly. He usually stays on our balcony, but sometimes I let him explore our flat. He became friends with Grace (I know, it’s bad), but Muhackel continues to threaten him, so I guess Rabauke will learn to have some respect of dogs and other animals, which can kill him. Time will tell. And no worries, as soon as he can fly we will re-introduce him to his family and if that doesn’t work, I have a plan B. Can’t take him with me and a wild bird belongs into the wild. Now he needs care and food. He fell out of the nest. Must have been around 3 weeks old when we found him. He is gaining weight, is healthy and energetic. And just if you wonder why I am quiet and / or tired these days. Rabauke wakes up before sunrise (3:45 am) and demands food then and every 30 min after until sunset. I am following this schedule since 14 days now 😉
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Dinner with friends and family. Nice view. Good beer. Great company.
Dinner with friends and family. Nice view. Good beer. Great company.
Dinner with friends and family. Nice view. Good beer. Great company.
Dinner with friends and family. Nice view. Good beer. Great company.
Dinner with friends and family. Nice view. Good beer. Great company.
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Meanwhile in Moscow. The rich guys don’t seem to continue as it was…
Meanwhile in Moscow. The rich guys don’t seem to continue as it was…
vor 4 Wochen
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Die Vertonung, die ist lustig. 
Die Vertonung, die macht Spaß.

Today it’s about the Nuremberg trials. The cinema movie will come out in November.
Die Vertonung, die ist lustig. Die Vertonung, die macht Spaß. Today it’s about the Nuremberg trials. The cinema movie will come out in November.
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Voiceover Time again ;-)
Voiceover Time again 😉
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☔The day started with a lot of sunshine this morning, but it turned shitty (in terms of the weather) quickly. ⛈️☔
☔The day started with a lot of sunshine this morning, but it turned shitty (in terms of the weather) quickly. ⛈️☔
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The annual lilac photo. It’s the time of the year again…
The annual lilac photo. It’s the time of the year again…
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White Nights are close…
White Nights are close…
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Moscow Sunset 🌅 
after a rainy day. 🌧
Moscow Sunset 🌅 after a rainy day. 🌧
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Ostankino. Moscow’s infamous TV tower. Never managed to go up there and probably won’t find the time until I ll leave, but I ll always come back. Maybe I ll make it as a tourist later on ;-)
Ostankino. Moscow’s infamous TV tower. Never managed to go up there and probably won’t find the time until I ll leave, but I ll always come back. Maybe I ll make it as a tourist later on 😉
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On the way home. Finally. It was a long day.
On the way home. Finally. It was a long day.
vor 2 Monaten
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That’s what I call a dog friendly place… Sous Sol!
That’s what I call a dog friendly place… Sous Sol!
vor 2 Monaten
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Found this nice bar on Mayakovskaya, by accident. Pity, I m leaving, I’d come here more often. Reminds me a bit of Suzuran. They have a djset as well, but now it’s time for an afterwork beer.  Check it out… Masters & Margaritas.

I ll probably head to Sous Sol for a beer tonight. Come over, if you have some free time. I ll be there from 22:00.
Found this nice bar on Mayakovskaya, by accident. Pity, I m leaving, I’d come here more often. Reminds me a bit of Suzuran. They have a djset as well, but now it’s time for an afterwork beer. Check it out… Masters & Margaritas. I ll probably head to Sous Sol for a beer tonight. Come over, if you have some free time. I ll be there from 22:00.
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Drive by shooting. Moscow City.
Drive by shooting. Moscow City.
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Last nights sunset.
Last nights sunset.
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The meeting of two (nightlife) veterans on May 9th. Jewish and German on the territory of the Russian Federation. 🤷‍♂️🍾🥂
The meeting of two (nightlife) veterans on May 9th. Jewish and German on the territory of the Russian Federation. 🤷‍♂️🍾🥂
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Flashback: On August 1st 2003 I've been standing on top of Spains highest mountain, the El Teide (3715 m) on Tenerife. El Teide is an active (but sleeping) volcano with lots of hot rocks and gases on its peak. It was kind of nice to feel the warm rocks, because we has 100km/h of wind that day and it we had around 2C temperature.
I started my climb at around 2000m the day before and slept in a mountain cabin after the first 6hrs. I did this solo trip for myself, but met some French climbing group in the cabin. Next morning we got up at 4:00am. When we left, I realized that I forgot to bring a lamp or flash light. It was completely dark outside and one couldn't see any reference in the black lava fields. The French offered me to go with them, but I wanted to continue solo, which was a mistake. Shortly after, I got lost. The French passed me in some distance and I managed to find the way back to the trail. It was hard to get through the huge lava rocks in the dark. It was like being blind and I had to feel my way, rather than seeing, where I go. Finally dawn broke after an hour in the dark and I could see. Now I needed to race up to the peak at double the speed, so I can be there, during sunrise and witness El Teide's famous shadow on the Atlantic ocean.  Exhausted and out of breath (at almost 4000m), I made it just for the sunrise.

It was a great hike and a satisfying experience. I did it again one month later, just before I left the island. And of course I had a flash light with me, this time ;-)
Flashback: On August 1st 2003 I've been standing on top of Spains highest mountain, the El Teide (3715 m) on Tenerife. El Teide is an active (but sleeping) volcano with lots of hot rocks and gases on its peak. It was kind of nice to feel the warm rocks, because we has 100km/h of wind that day and it we had around 2C temperature.
I started my climb at around 2000m the day before and slept in a mountain cabin after the first 6hrs. I did this solo trip for myself, but met some French climbing group in the cabin. Next morning we got up at 4:00am. When we left, I realized that I forgot to bring a lamp or flash light. It was completely dark outside and one couldn't see any reference in the black lava fields. The French offered me to go with them, but I wanted to continue solo, which was a mistake. Shortly after, I got lost. The French passed me in some distance and I managed to find the way back to the trail. It was hard to get through the huge lava rocks in the dark. It was like being blind and I had to feel my way, rather than seeing, where I go. Finally dawn broke after an hour in the dark and I could see. Now I needed to race up to the peak at double the speed, so I can be there, during sunrise and witness El Teide's famous shadow on the Atlantic ocean.  Exhausted and out of breath (at almost 4000m), I made it just for the sunrise.

It was a great hike and a satisfying experience. I did it again one month later, just before I left the island. And of course I had a flash light with me, this time ;-)
Flashback: On August 1st 2003 I've been standing on top of Spains highest mountain, the El Teide (3715 m) on Tenerife. El Teide is an active (but sleeping) volcano with lots of hot rocks and gases on its peak. It was kind of nice to feel the warm rocks, because we has 100km/h of wind that day and it we had around 2C temperature. I started my climb at around 2000m the day before and slept in a mountain cabin after the first 6hrs. I did this solo trip for myself, but met some French climbing group in the cabin. Next morning we got up at 4:00am. When we left, I realized that I forgot to bring a lamp or flash light. It was completely dark outside and one couldn't see any reference in the black lava fields. The French offered me to go with them, but I wanted to continue solo, which was a mistake. Shortly after, I got lost. The French passed me in some distance and I managed to find the way back to the trail. It was hard to get through the huge lava rocks in the dark. It was like being blind and I had to feel my way, rather than seeing, where I go. Finally dawn broke after an hour in the dark and I could see. Now I needed to race up to the peak at double the speed, so I can be there, during sunrise and witness El Teide's famous shadow on the Atlantic ocean. Exhausted and out of breath (at almost 4000m), I made it just for the sunrise. It was a great hike and a satisfying experience. I did it again one month later, just before I left the island. And of course I had a flash light with me, this time 😉
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Man sollte denken, dass die diese Doku wegen dem (Beep!) aus dem Programm genommen haben, aber der Film läuft immer noch. ;-)
Man sollte denken, dass die diese Doku wegen dem (Beep!) aus dem Programm genommen haben, aber der Film läuft immer noch. 😉
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Harvest time. Moscow tomatoes from my window ;-)
Harvest time. Moscow tomatoes from my window ;-)
Harvest time. Moscow tomatoes from my window ;-)
Harvest time. Moscow tomatoes from my window ;-)
Harvest time. Moscow tomatoes from my window ;-)
Harvest time. Moscow tomatoes from my window ;-)
Harvest time. Moscow tomatoes from my window ;-)
Harvest time. Moscow tomatoes from my window ;-)
Harvest time. Moscow tomatoes from my window ;-)
Harvest time. Moscow tomatoes from my window ;-)
Harvest time. Moscow tomatoes from my window 😉
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Echt jetzt?
Really?

Snow in May in Moscow.
Echt jetzt? Really? Snow in May in Moscow.
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Black beauty 🐕‍🦺🐾🦴
#smoothfoxterrier
Black beauty 🐕‍🦺🐾🦴 #smoothfoxterrier
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Last night the DJ saved my life...
Played a set at @deutscheschulemoskau 

Photo @helenevasileva
Last night the DJ saved my life... Played a set at @deutscheschulemoskau Photo @helenevasileva
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Almost home. Played in the German school today. It was an interesting experience.
Almost home. Played in the German school today. It was an interesting experience.
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This stuff always bothered me. Not because I m German, but because we have all moved on and progressed. So, I thought. Probably, I ve been wrong. On so many levels. This year it bothers me much more than during the past 19 years.
This stuff always bothered me. Not because I m German, but because we have all moved on and progressed. So, I thought. Probably, I ve been wrong. On so many levels. This year it bothers me much more than during the past 19 years.
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Moscow Dawn at 4:00am.
Moscow Dawn at 4:00am.
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It seems to be a long way, until the end… I wonder what will be waiting there…
It seems to be a long way, until the end… I wonder what will be waiting there…
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Update from the balcony jungle. It’s only springtime and I already have my first flowers and harvest. The peppers and chili are ready. Tomatoes will be next. And the beautiful climatis is flowering in purple.
Update from the balcony jungle. It’s only springtime and I already have my first flowers and harvest. The peppers and chili are ready. Tomatoes will be next. And the beautiful climatis is flowering in purple.
Update from the balcony jungle. It’s only springtime and I already have my first flowers and harvest. The peppers and chili are ready. Tomatoes will be next. And the beautiful climatis is flowering in purple.
Update from the balcony jungle. It’s only springtime and I already have my first flowers and harvest. The peppers and chili are ready. Tomatoes will be next. And the beautiful climatis is flowering in purple.
Update from the balcony jungle. It’s only springtime and I already have my first flowers and harvest. The peppers and chili are ready. Tomatoes will be next. And the beautiful climatis is flowering in purple.
Update from the balcony jungle. It’s only springtime and I already have my first flowers and harvest. The peppers and chili are ready. Tomatoes will be next. And the beautiful climatis is flowering in purple.
Update from the balcony jungle. It’s only springtime and I already have my first flowers and harvest. The peppers and chili are ready. Tomatoes will be next. And the beautiful climatis is flowering in purple.
Update from the balcony jungle. It’s only springtime and I already have my first flowers and harvest. The peppers and chili are ready. Tomatoes will be next. And the beautiful climatis is flowering in purple.
Update from the balcony jungle. It’s only springtime and I already have my first flowers and harvest. The peppers and chili are ready. Tomatoes will be next. And the beautiful climatis is flowering in purple.
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Rainy weather (again). Time to chill at home ;-)
Rainy weather (again). Time to chill at home 😉
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