Siwaratri

Today is Siwaratri or night of Shiva (spelled Siwa in the Balinese way) – a day of meditation and contemplation where apparently all your sins can be wiped clean. Technically you’re supposed to stay up all night reading religious books and meditating and...

Let sleeping ducks lie

Notice how the little black duck (the boy) is all on his own? I don’t blame him – must be nice to get a bit of solitude once in a while if you have 14 sisters…

Perainan ceremony and Karya Pedanan in Mas

I’m starting to wonder this blog is actually worth me writing as I wanted to fill it with lots of pretty pictures but there have been some big ceremonies going on recently and I don’t want to take my camera for fear of looking like a tourist! We had the...

Summary of a decade

200 I was in my second year of university living in a house in Gosforth with 4 of my friends. I turned 20 and got my baby star kitty on my birthday. I had various breakdowns over university coursework. 2001 I moved to my dad’s house with Neil and Eric. I went a...

End of year review

1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before? Moved to Bali, fell in love with a stranger, got married. What a crazy year. 2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I didn’t make any New...