Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries – Connection

Dear Kiran, When you were still in my belly I worried, as many second-time mothers do, if I would be able to love you as much as your sister. Obviously I had no need to worry – real bonds take time to grow but our connection as you were handed to me was instant....

3 Years

3 years and 2 kids later and we’ve managed not to file for divorce or kill each other yet. Round of applause please!

Tirta Empul – The Holy Water Temple

Tirta Empul is often called the holy water temple after the sacred spring that feeds two pools where the temple-goers pray. The water heals and purifies, especially on auspicious days like Purnama (full moon). We quite often take visitors there as it’s close to...

Going Troppo

Here in Bali we are still waiting for the rain. The heat and humidity continues to rise, tempers shorten and arguments are quick to flare up. I’d never heard this term before I came to Bali – an Australian slang term from the north where the climate is...

Kiran’s First Swim

Yes we live on a tropical island fringed with white sand beaches and thousands of warm outdoor pools but for some reason both my babies have been nearly one before I took them for their first swim. I’m not sure why this is exactly except that I prefer them to...