Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The War Against Misson Brown Trim Continues

On the Melbourne Cup Long weekend earlier this month, we hired some scaffolding to reach one of the upstairs windows still sporting the 1980's mission brown paint trim we are battling against in an effort to cosmetically update the house.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Caramel popcorn

First attempt. 
Melbourne Cup weekend snack food. 


Bali best bits

WATERBOM PARK! So much fun! Everyone had a blast, and we went from lazy river floats in inner tubes to some straight drops on  some pretty extreme slides. I screamed .... a lot. 

Meet Frank, our grumpy Villa cat. He begged for food  when we were home, and slept on our sofas when we were out. 

Bali dog on the beach. 

More beach highlights

The view from our Beach Club.... the view was great, but the furniture was not particularly upscale. (You may note the missing slat in the lounge chair.)  Minor detail. The scenery was awesome, and the drinks service was attentive. We watched kite flyers, glass bottomed boats arrive and depart, and standup paddle board yoga sessions.

Our favourite  local dinner/lunch/beer on the way back to the villa cafe.

The crew at the Beach Club

The tide was out, so we walked out to these little shrines.

Our Villa

We stayed at Dampati Villas and it was our home away from home! The pool got a lot of use, and it was our refresher after a morning of touring around in high humidity and hot sun. 

We had elephant towels on our arrival the first night only, but the room service was pretty awesome, clean towels, sheets and breakfast served in the villa each morning. 

On the beach in Sanur

We arrived in Sanur after a sweaty drive down from the mountains and rice fields. Our first walk along the beach impressed us as we saw so many brightly coloured outrigger canoes and Ella received heaps of calls from the massage ladies on teh beach to "braid your hair, girl!?" 

Beach blessings