Monday, 6 December 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Friday, 5 November 2010
Made the bikini just in time for our Bali trip. Surprisingly it fits well with minor adjustments to the pattern to accommodate my big boobs.
The vest is made out of very special handspun cotton/silk yarn from The Hollow. Was afraid I wouldn't have enough. But I ended up with leftovers to make a little accessory item underway.
Currently Waiting to get on the plane for a long long flight as i draft this entry with a bag full of yarn for a project I am rushing to finish before Xmas. I'll show off the rest in the new year.
Saturday, 30 October 2010
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
|One of the many daily offerings presented to the gods. People believe that the gods are living beings in the carved statue, so they are dressed in black and white checkered sarongs and presented with food and flowers each day.|
|The offerings are strewn all around the gods and in the temples. Someone must come around every evening and make room for the next day's supply.|
|People can buy offerings from a supplier and also pay other people to make and deliver an offering to their temple or god of choice.|
|Kopi Luwak. The brewed drink from the coffee that is first eaten and excreted by the Luwak cat native to Indonesia.|
|These are a common sight, and a popular purchase by tourists. Supposed to endow fertility.|
|We were told we had to try the smoked duck specialty at this place, Bebek Bengil - the dirty duck diner, and it was definitely worth the trek. It was amazing, go with an appetite.|
|The set duck menu, included one whole smoked duck stuffed and covered in spices, chicken sate (couldn't get enough of those), green bean salad, fruit cocktail, and steamed rice. So good! Ask for the private cabana seating.|
|On the trek to the dirty duck diner we found this kite artist and bought one to take home.|
|In town just in time to catch this sight.|
|Amazing views of rice paddies on our half-day walk along Campuan Ridge.|
|Perfect rehydration drink after sweating so much on our walk.|
|I had never seen rice harvested before.|
|This is where rice comes from.|
|Along Campuan Ridge|
|I love this photo. This is elephant grass that is used for roof thatching.|
|The musicians at the Lotus Cafe monday night Kecak performance.|
The first few days were spent in Kuta, the massively chaotic tourist trap on the west coast of the island. Good waves no the beach for beginner surfers for Richard to try out. I was able to capture this one picture of him up on the board. We arranged a drive out to Ulu Watu at sunset to visit the temple where the main attractions are these mischevious monkeys who will snatch anything they dangling and loose on an unsuspecting person and the Kecak fire dance telling a story of Rama and Sita.
Monday, 4 October 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Blog is going to be about America and all the travels based out of there.
New City, Suburbia
Food (of Course)
Travel excursions (in the US and internationally for work and play)