Shopping haul! What £100 will buy you in Bali

I’m always fascinated with the contents of other people’s fridges and shopping trolleys. I love this book that has photographs of a month’s worth of food in different countries around the world. So when International Currency Exchange asked if...

Home Sweet Home – our house in Bali

I was inspired by decided to totally copy Simone and give you a little peek at our home in Bali. You’ve seen bits and pieces in photos since we moved but I never did a house tour – actually I was kind of waiting until the house was ready but as we’ve...

We grew a chicken! (sad ending)

Made has always had a thing for having lots of animals around. In fact I think it’s a Balinese thing – most family compounds ¬†will be home to a few dogs, a family of chickens and various other creatures. New visitors to Bali are often woken by the many...

Not For Sale Part 2

We’ve lived in our new home for one full cycle of the rice growth now. We arrived in November when the fields were newly harvested, waterlogged and muddy. Let our teenage ducks out to paddle and eat worms all day. Watched the farmers plant the new crop and it...

5 Tips for Wannabe Bali Expats

I get a lot of emails from people thinking or planning on moving to Bali, asking me advice about various things. I always reply to emails (although sometimes it takes me months! But I’m getting better…) so please feel free to contact me in the comments or...