In My Kitchen, July 2015


In my kitchen I have a lot of goodies brought back from Bali but first, I have a few things that haven’t done as many miles. In my kitchen I have a beautiful purple ‘purse’ that was given to me by my friend, Lindy.  Yes, the box has been a little chewed by Rosie but […]

Rock Bar, Ayana Resort, Bali

The crowds at the Rock Bar

If you’ve traveled to Bali you have more than likely heard of the Rock Bar; it’s more known than the resort, Ayana, where it is situated. The very famous Rock Bar is situated within the Ayana Resort complex and while all 80 hectares of Ayana sprawls out above the coastline, the Rock Bar is down […]

Ayana Resort and Spa, Bali

Ocean pool

Without contest, Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali, is the very best resort I have ever been to. Located in Jimbaran and just a 30-minute drive from Denpasar airport, Ayana is set on around 80 hectares of pristine land, high above a cliff over the Indian Ocean. Formally known as the Ritz Carlton, Ayana is […]

Bali, An Island of Contrasts

The beach at Seminyak

How to describe Bali… The word, ‘shambles’ springs to mind. Bali is one of 17,500 islands that make up the archipelago of Indonesia.  Only 6,000 of the islands are inhabited and the population of Indonesia is more than 250 million.  Indonesia is the world’s largest Islamic country although the Island of Bali stands alone with […]

Batch Burgers & Espresso, Kirribilli

Cheese Burger

From where we live we can walk to the harbour foreshore where there’s a very picturesque walk that ends under the Harbour Bridge.  From our home it’s a 7km walk so it’s not something we do everyday, however, when the weather is good and we feel like being outdoors, it’s a good option.  A few […]

Mini-Mos 2015

Come on little guy

If there’s one event our little guy looks forward to, it’s the Mini-Mos; a community event organised by the local primary school that’s now in its 33rd year.  Everyone is invited to take part in either a 2km, 5km or 10km fun run with funds raised from donations and entry fees going to selected charities.  […]

Garuda Airlines, The Business Class Experience

Plenty of space

The good thing about a business trip is that it’s totally appropriate to travel business class.  Having never been to an international conference, this was my first business class experience. The advantages of traveling business class don’t start when you’re ushered to your seat at the front of the plane, they start long before that.  […]

Macaroni Cheese with Leeks

Macaroni Cheese with Leeks

I’m not in Bali yet but almost. Thanks for all your positive comments that the kids will be just fine.  However, because my ability to think positively is crumbling, I’ve brought in the big guns. Yes, Archie (Useless) and Arabella (the Cripple), still don’t have to share the house with a live-in watch-dog but in […]

One-Dish Chicken

With potatoes, it's a complete meal

In a few days I will be coming to you live from Bali, Indonesia.  Drew has a conference he has to attend and I’m tagging along for the tropical weather, the massages and the awesome food.  And with so much to look forward to I shouldn’t be so anxious and nervous and stressed. But I’m […]

Mumu Grill, Crows Nest


As the name suggests, this is a restaurant where the specialty is beef and quality beef because it’s all grass-fed. A good friend of ours invited us to join him and a few of our mutual friends for dinner at Mumu Grill, and as he loves his steak, this is a restaurant where he dines […]