Worlds Apart

I’m warning you now that this is going to be one of those rambling stream of┬áconsciousness┬átype posts, so if you’d rather just skip knowing what my mind goes through at midnight on a Tuesday, go right ahead. Tomorrow is Galungan and as usual has been...

The Sound of Silence – Nyepi, New Year in Bali

I’m writing this post on Nyepi Eve but I’m scheduling it to post tomorrow, on the day itself. Why not write it tomorrow? The traditions surrounding New Year here are unique to Bali – a day of silence where no one leaves the house, no lights or...

Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries – Tradition

Tradition is everything in Bali. It’s the reason we live with my husband’s parents in a small village, rather than getting a place of our own. It’s the reason my children’s first names are the same as all the other children in Bali – Putu...

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Maya – it was her 4th Otonan today, a ceremony held every 210 days. She’s now 2 Balinese years old Kiran – cheeky boy is always sticking his tongue out at m!  

Home life in Bali

I should have been in bed a couple of hours ago but as I’m not, here are a few snaps from around the house today tipat (compressed rice) from the morning offerings for the new moon // preparing offerings for Maya’s otonan tomorrow // drinking water that...