Leke Leke with kids

“I showed her pictures of Leke Leke. She was sold. I packed snacks and the hiking carrier for Eia and we piled into our cars 30 minutes later.” You pronounce it “Leky Leky“. Just fyi…. We visit aaaaaaalot… Read More

Bali: Cost of living

“If you want to have a driver, full staff, nanny, big house….you can, if you’ve got the wallet for it. But you can also have a pretty sweet standard of living as a “not rich” normal person… I… Read More

Bali with babies: where to buy supplies

When I first arrived in Bali I had to figure everything out all by my onesies but I’m gonna save you the work and tell you where you can find everything you’ll need for babies, toddlers and little… Read More

Beji Griya – Hidden Waterfall & Canyon

The other morning I was picking the brain of a friend about hikes off the beaten path suitable for young kids and completely unrelated, she dropped this gem into the conversation. We had nothing planned that afternoon so… Read More

Beach with kids: beachbum surf mum hacks

Nobody:Me: “let me tell you what lives in my bottomless, Poppins style beach bag….“ You don’t raise kids on a tropical island and not pick up a thing or five about beach life hacks to make your mum… Read More

Great things never come from staying in your comfort zone

People say “people don’t change”. But people do change. And life changes people. Becoming a mother changes you. And having a second child changes mothers. We moved out here 10 weeks after I had Eia. Arlo was 18… Read More

The One With The Wedding

“Ibu – how old is your daughter? She has a really cute ass.” 10 days earlier… We got hitched in the great outdoors in Greolieres, France – a teeny tiny mountain top village in Provence near our then… Read More

Crisis in Paradise

When I was 17, we went on a cruise around the Caribbean to celebrate my parents 25th wedding anniversary. We started in Barbados. I expected to see clear turquoise water, palm trees leaning into the sun on pristine… Read More

“To err is to be a parent” or some other clever bollocks. I don’t know. I’m tired. Bye.

Do hubby and I argue? Abso-fucking-lutely. Do we argue in front of the kids? We have done. Am I proud of it? Nope, but it has happened on rare occasions and anyone that tells you they don’t, or… Read More

The grass is greener…but then so is my hair

We’ve lived in Bali now for a little over 6 months and hand on head, I’ve barely had one good hair day.  Stick with me lads, it gets more interesting… Thicker, glossier hair is a cruel lie you’re… Read More

A ‘day of silence’…every mothers not so secret fantasy

Before the pandemic hit, it had been pretty busy here in Bali, what with all the spirits in town. Bali is so much more than the tropical paradise you see on Instagram.  It’s rich culture and traditional values… Read More