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Winter in Bali…

balicollageHi everyone,

For those of you who may not realise, I have escaped the cold and am spending the rest of winter in Bali.  Yep packed up the family and off we went.

Its always been my dream to escape the cold every year but this is the first time I’ve made it happen..six mth old baby and all.  So while the business is continuing and your parcels will ship as normal, I will be working and posting from a cool little business hub in the coastal village of Canggu in Bali.

It’s nice just hanging out..living like a local.  We have rented a friends beautiful villa, Villa Stari and we definitely think we could get used to this.  The area has a very lay back vibe, we back onto rice paddy fields and my son plays with the local kids. It is very different from the Bali you may have experienced if you have only been to Kuta and the main tourist locations.

You can follow me on my personal Instagram @nicole.nicol and I hope to share a few of my experiences on here as well as some family friendly information that may help you on your next trip.





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Our Bali trip.. our instagram snaps

balicollagebalicollage2Hello everyone,

Long time no see, well not unless we are instagram buddies that is.  I’ve been a bit slack over the last few months..firstly with morning sickness and pregnancy related issues, and then I just nipped off overseas for a few weeks.

Well firstly I’m so glad all that first trimester business has passed.  Not only do I get the usual nausea etc but I find myself struggling with depression and really low mood.  It makes me feel like I’m another person but I just had to keep reminding myself its the hormones and sure enough it passes as it did for my first pregnancy.  So all is great here now and I’m over the half way mark.

So what have I been up to??

Well we popped over to Bali to follow up on some production ideas for next year as I won’t be able to travel again for a while. Campbell, my mum and I spent two weeks last month in Seminyak and Nusa Dua, Bali.  I thought I would share some of my instagram snaps with you here.  You can join us on instagram here.

So what do I have in store… well very soon I’ll show you the new colour way of the elephant quilts in mint and grey and we should open preorders by the end of the month.  I hope they will be available to ship before Xmas. I am still making myself some of the yellow and blue elephants but in limited amounts.

We also have some baby jumpsuits, cot size quilt covers and a new colour combo in the Ashkii teepee range coming in 2015.

October also marks the 4th birthday of Alphabet Monkey so to give you the heads up..we may be having a birthday sale and we will be having some giveaways on Facebook and on instagram so be sure you follow us on there too.



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Hello May…

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Hello everyone,

This year seems to be flying by ..I can’t believe it is May already.

I mentioned in a previous post that I was headed off overseas so here I am back again.  Cam and I had an enjoyable time (in between his meltdowns but hey thats normal isn’t it))..and I’m struggling to get my head around the fact that its nearly winter. Well actually it pretty much feels like its here coming from the tropical heat.

I thought I would share some of my holiday instagram snaps..are you already on instagram??  Personally I love it and am totally addicted to it.  I must say that I’ve actually met up with a few people through instagram and have made some great insta buddies on there too.  I actually travelled with someone I met through it last year and we actually met up with another few girls who happened to be in Bali at the same time.  I LOVE THAT!

You can join me here or search for me at nicole_alphabetmonkey or link the little camera icon at the top right of this page.

Don’t forget you can tag any photo that has any of our products in it with #alphabetmonkey so we can see it and share it.  Although if your account is private i may not be able to see it..but you can always send it in a personal message to me too.

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