A Reality: Living in Bali

April 16, 2012

This series of posts follows Fi and her family as they plan a 6 month family getaway to Uluwatu, Bali. If you want to know more or catch up on previous entries, visit the first post in the series here: Family Tropical Adventure in Bali.

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I haven’t had a guest post from Fi for a while now, but I do today. Fi and her family have made it to Bali for their 6 month holiday!  But not without some dramas between now and her last post in November 2011.  Their accommodation was cancelled, Fi broke her finger and a host of other dramas but that is all behind them now. Read on.

Guest Post from Fi from Destination Bali

It is not quite as relaxing as I first supposed, although enjoyable. With kids, I think you are always busy. There is always the next game of boggle or lane to explore.

The elasticity of time is different though. When I look back over a day, it’s less about how much we have done and more about how much time we spent.  Below are a few snaps from our time in Bali so far.

6 month holiday in baliMy son has been sick with high fevers…so I didn’t get much sleep over that period. The upside was I didn’t have  to rush the other children to school.   Another thing that made it easier was my son could rest all day without me needing the equivalent of a PHD in time management to make it happen! I could read to him for hours at a time.  It’s little things like that make the world of difference.

Our House

what is in our kitchen

We moved into our green house, and it really IS green. It’s gorgeous and we feel cozy here already. An outdoor kitchen and lounge mean the pool is right there where I can see it and in use constantly. It feels a little strange, in a wonderful way, to be chopping up veggies for dinner whilst giving feedback on how well my son is swimming!

Just down from our green house, are steps to what we thought was a long and winding track.  But it was only a short walk to the most beautiful view of Uluwatu and my husband’s favourite break to surf! A few minutes walk means thrice daily checks on surf conditions. It’s a great walk and I happily send the 2 big kids down there to check for low tide. Their independence is growing and I feel comfortable with the extra freedom.

The sunset here in Bali renders us all speechless for quite a few moments. No more gigantic snails and crazy squirrels. Frogs, preying mantis and geckos reside here.
Happy. Calm.
stars in april in bali
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LillNo Gravatar April 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm

The ‘Stars in April’ drawing is lovely.

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