Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sardine - Seminyak

Amazing food in wonderful surrounds. Made a nice change from the hustle and bustle of bali.

Sunday, February 24, 2013


I've written about my ability to fall in and out of crush on this before. I'm hopeless at it! We all remember the Belgian don't we? I can't be bothered to check if I've told you all that story....but let's just say that was one long misplaced crush. Sigh.

This week alone has brought with it several crushes.
Hello handsome bearded man. I may have just caught your eye in a fleeting moment and with that alone it seems you're 'it'. I may know absolutely nothing about you, but my crushtastic daydreaming has invented you into the perfect potential future Mr Yellowhouseintheu.

The Internet isn't safe either... hello friend of a friend on Facebook. Don't know a thing about you either, (though granted somewhat more than mystery beard man) but you're kind of cute and from a quick glance at this social media gold mine we have *so much in common*.

I already have a crush on the French owner of the restaurant I'm visiting today. I haven't personally heard him speak, though the impression of him that my friend performed is enough to have me daydreaming about a future restaurant life in a quaint country town (with yearly jaunts back to France to visit my new relatives).

The other day someone described me as a romantic...hopeless romantic? Or just plain hopeless. You don't need to answer that.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Tembi town

Yep - still posting about a one week holiday two weeks later...listen I crammed a lot into that one week! My favourite part was the little village we stayed at, outside of Yogyakarta - Tembi. The best way to see Tembi? Pushbike.

There is something about riding a bike on holiday. It kind of epitomises freedom and adventure, the wind in you hair and all that. And riding through the villages, everyone was so happy to see us - hello's from everyone. And you get to notice the detail and how people live their lives. Washing hung, kids football game, talking to neighbours, working, shopping. We saw rice being harvested, rice being dried, rice being eaten by naughty chickens and ducks.  And I loved all the pretty is a bit like gated communities - you ride down a busy road, turn a corner and turn again (under one of those archway signs) and bang - you're in another world. A world without traffic or noise, with children playing and old men shooting the breeze. Indonesia at its finest. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

d'Omah Retreat - Yogyakarta

I would go back to Yogyakarta just to spend time in this hotel.  The wonderful rooms, the crazy doves, the beautiful pool area. Great food, wonderful fresh juices, little ladies who punch the crap out of you under the guise of a massage. Amazing. You should go


Numbers set - Indonesia