Not been on for a long time. Today is the 10th jan 2009. Keep telling myself to get on to the blog and update it,anyway hear we are.
Since the last time we have been on ,we have been working at the hotel. lovely chilled job, met lots of lovely people.Hopefully we think we have all helped them enjoy bali, and we think most of them will return. Honestly it has that afect on you.!!!!!!!
Got a chance ourselves to get away a couple of times, and see more of bali. must say we have never been disappointed. always something more to learn and always something more beautiful to see.
We stayed in ubud for a couple of nights, one of our favourite places, check the photes, gorgeous place, found a bar, just like the thistle & shamrock, called naughty nero's, an american guy who is married to a balinese woman, lived ther for 13yrs. god it so reminded us of the pub, odd table and chairs, everybody there was happy enjoying themselves, and of course full of characters.What a laugh we had, ended up sitting with a editor of Yak magizine,english, who had married a japinese woman etc etc to sitting with a canadian air pilot, to a indaian writer. god the stories. Unbelievable!!!!!!!
We staggered home laughing, got to bed and spent an hour talking about the good on days in the pub. nice memories!!!!!!!!!!
In between working, we escaped for another little venture, we always wanted to hire a honda tiger, you see loads of people running around on them. cool!!!
So we did, we decided our trip was to go round the island.Our first night we planned to stay at lovina right up across the other side of the island. so of we went, we both hadnt been on a bike for a while, as we have been spoiled by being able to use the hotels car. we new our bums were going to suffer, but believe me ,SUFFER is an understatment. The views the whole drive was amazing, we stopped at git git waterfalls, beautiful!! So much unspoiled land. just like going back fiffty years ago. we loved it.
Eventually we got to Lovina, just had to stop anywhere. we were so knackered, the two of us got of the bike like john wayne. We ended up in a bar on the beach, dave didnt say anything to me until he was ordering his second BINTANG. then we laughed, christ the thought that we have that journey back, lets not, at least not until tomorrow.
Well how we ended up doing what we did, or why did, we havnt got a clue, maybe its because we are spoiled at ellies, or we felt we had a few days off, so we wanted to treat ourselves, god knows!! We then prceeded to look for a room, not 1 not 2, in the end 7, and then eventually went back to the forth one.
you see lovina, once must have been busy, loads of hotels, but they were all empty, lots of them run down, but oh so cheap about seven pounds a night. so why worry. and by the time we settled into our room we were so bloody knackered we could of slept on the beach.
Had a goog kip, nice breakfast, but decided to shorten our trip, too much on the bike, so we thought we would head down towards ubud, but take another road down. We had an amazing drive even better than the way up. At one point we were at the top of the island looking down on little houses and rice terraces, and at the other side the volcaino.This was worth every ache in our bums, so better to be on the bike to see this.
Decided when we got to ubud, there was no room hunting, so we booked in at one with lovely rice terrace garden and a river flowing past. dumped our stuff in the room. and off for a well deserved massage. the full bloody works, which included,one and half body massage, a body scrub, followed by a smooth yohart mask spread over your body. showered off, and a huge bath for two filled with oil and flowers.AHHHHHHHHHHHHjust what the doctored. Feeling great. drinks at naughty neros required!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lovely.
Then it was back to the hotel, back to work, to pass on to guests some of experiences we had.NOT A BAD LIFE EH!!!!!!!
Before we new it xmas was here, hotel booked for xmas and new year!!!! so that kept us busy, just as well, because for the first time since we came to bali, we didnt want to be here, we so wished we could be at home with the kids. we hated every min of it, everytime we spoke to the kids we just wished we could of jumped on a plane home.
Because we felt so sorry for ourselves everyone doing the xmas thing, all the guests had gone out to dinner, we decided to treat ourselves to go for our dinner to the BVLGARI, So many times we have been for cocktails there and watched how the other half live, always wondering what it would be like to eat there. well we know now.BLOODY LOVELY!!!!!!!That was our xmas to each other.
New year was busy at the hotel, but luckly everyone was out for twelve. So we took a bottle of wine two glasses and went up to the roof terrace. Brought the new year in on our on, watching all the fireworks go off all over the island. it was twelve o clock in bali, but everybody was sleeping back in the uk. and we had heard from ross in oz two hours before. Funny but it really makes you think about everyone round the world at times like that.SO HERES TO 2009 MAY ALL OUR DREAMS COME TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!