So anyways, this time last week, this was me on a deckchair by a pool in a resort on Legian Beach in Bali. The resort is the Padma, and I’ve told you about it before. Given that it’s Friday and my brain… Read More

Four years ago we happened upon a chocolate factory north of Candidasa, just outside Jasri village. I told you about it here. The creation of an expat named Charlie, the location inspired me- to the extent that it became one of the… Read More

That’s what they all say. From the driver who met us at the airport to the reception staff to the cleaning staff to…well, everyone. The reception staff will even say it when they see us coming back from a day out or a… Read More

We didn’t mean to go back to Bali Asli this trip- it just sort of happened. We were originally planning on going to the temple on the lake- Pura Ulun Bratan, on the shores of Lake Bratan in the mountains near Bedugul. When… Read More

I’ll share some more photos taken at the gorgeous resort we stay at in Ubud over the next few weeks, but for now, some pics from their fabulous gardens…just because it’s Sunday afternoon and I feel like it. Besides, they’re too pretty not… Read More

Our driver in Ubud, Kadek, talked a lot about balance. Balance and cycles. ‘It’s all connected,’ he said. ‘Everything.’ He also talked a lot about the body being a temple, and the mind being clear. He laughed at how us Westerners come… Read More

So anyways, hubby and I have been in Bali for the best part of the last two weeks. We leave tonight- substantially more relaxed and balanced than when we left. I haven’t blogged at all while we’ve been away, but have a… Read More

It’s been a week of endings. Endings at my work, for me personally and some other stuff besides. I said to my BMF the other day at lunch that I feel like there’s so much in me that I can’t say that… Read More

Every so often you have one of those dining experiences. You know the sort- where everything is as it should be. The food is just what you felt like, and the décor is just as it should be, and the day is… Read More

So anyways, I’ve mentioned before that there’s a Bali for all tastes. It’s not all what you see on the Australians behaving badly TV reality shows- not if you don’t want it to be, that is. When it comes to the coast,… Read More