I've recently developed a slight obsession with textiles especially handwoven and embroidered.  I've been drooling over Kanthas and Suzanis and spent hours trawling the internet and bemoaning the fact that I don't live in the USA. uzbek-craft.com - look but don't attempt to buy if you're in Australia. Those few US stores that do ship … Continue reading Handmade

Villa Raja

It's been almost a month since we got back from Bali and the wonderful Villa Raja, a 4 bedroom house we rented in Canggu.   via villaraja.com It was a wonderful oasis of calm and relaxation in an otherwise hectic place.  The traffic in the southern tourist part of Bali is absolutely horrible which did … Continue reading Villa Raja


  Bedside flower arrangement Flowers, monkeys, broken pavements, hot days and cool nights.  And so many shops.... Ubud isn't a "village", it's definitely a town.  Or maybe more accurately a series of villages that have spread out, joined up and become a town. At Ubud palace I'd done a lot of reading (maybe too much) … Continue reading Ubud