A lazy day in Canggu

The image above nicely summarises my impression of Canggu – slow paced, relaxed and close to the beach. It’s way quieter compared with Seminyak, and we had a very relaxing day there today.  After a bit of a sleep in, Ron and I emerged to find the others had already …

A day in Seminyak

We’d had a couple of busy days, so we decided to take it easy in Seminyak.  After a sleep in, we had a swim in the pool and were surprised when someone knocked on the gate!  It was the maid who was looking after our villa. She asked if we …

Temple spotting

Today we bid farewell to Mekar Sari and Ubud, planning to spend a day exploring some temples on our way down to Seminyak where we were spending the next two nights. We had already arranged a driver with the villa, using the original price they quoted us from the airport …

A trip to Bali

It’s been several months since we went to Bali, but I’m finally getting around to writing about our holiday. I’m going to back date this series of posts to March so they appear in chronological order. This year was Ilona’s 30th birthday, and to celebrate she organised a gathering in …

Skiing at Falls Creek

On Friday I arrived home from a week at Falls Creek.  We had amazing weather, and there was lots of snow coverage. I carried my Bryton Rider 20+ in my jacket pocket to track my runs, and loaded them up into the BrytonSport website. Here’s a handy Google Map layering our …

Cooking with Poo

Today was my last day in Thailand. Victoria and I had booked a cooking class at the Helping Hands Thai Cooking school. The lessons are run by a lady called Poo (Poo is actually her nick name, derived from her full name Champoo – Thai for rose apple). Poo lives in …