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Living Slow in the Tropics..

Bali Adventure..living slow in the tropics, travelling with kids
Bali Adventure..living slow in the tropics, travelling with kids
Bali Adventure..living slow in the tropics, travelling with kids

So its Winter and here we are..back in Bali, back in our little house in Canggu and this year I’m working on some some changes while I’m here  to life and also to the business.

The kids have grown so much..you can see our family photoshoot from last year here

If there is ever a place to try out slow living then this is it.  We have no TV, I actually bought along a book..you know like a story ..not a work related one, we left the iPad at home and we like to just hang out as if we live here all the time.

No rushing off to all the tourist sites.. driving here and there and everywhere getting stuck in the terrible Bali traffic and the kids spending half the day in the car.

Just sleeping, yoga, local markets, eating, reading, napping, swimming, taking cam to play sport, surf, eat again… and yes I will be working a bit as I said.  But anyone who works from home knows that to work without kids around knows its a little luxury to have some space to yourself to work on your own project. Work technically yes.. but enjoyable all the same.

Bali Adventure..living slow in the tropics, travelling with kids

It might sound kind of boring to pretty much stay in your own neighbourhood but I guess it all depends on why you travel.

I want to know what it feels like to live somewhere else. I’ve lived abroad at various times in my early twenties and we’ve moved around a bit at home but generally I’ve found that this feeds my need to be somewhere else.  You know that feeling that life may be different or better somewhere else?? Well I know that it’s not better anywhere else..just different.  We’ve created a life we love but that doesn’t mean we all don’t crave some change to the routine.

By coming back to the familiar, same people, same places I love the feeling that we have a little home away from home… another place in the world where the shop keeper remembers you, your neighbours do too.  You note how things have changed each year, you lament it but all the same you know that life is always changing and the best way to cope with that is to go along for the ride.

Bali Adventure..living slow in the tropics, travelling with kids
Bali Adventure..living slow in the tropics, travelling with kids
Bali Adventure..living slow in the tropics, travelling with kids
Bali Adventure..living slow in the tropics, travelling with kids

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What a mum really wants..

Canggu Bali Family photo session

With Mothers Day I was thinking about what kind of gifts a mother could want..other than a good night sleep. Then I saw my friends Instagram post ( @jetsetmama) this morning about her baby daughter and it moved me to tears.

Speaking of sensing  her child, although still a baby  already in the process of leaving her. At the end in reference to her daughter she says

” Because through it all I will never forget, her tiny body, her tiny face, her smell, and the way it made me feel. And one day when I am old and my body unable to heal,

She will hold me.

And have her face pressed to mine.

And this big whole life,

was but a beautiful moment in time. ”

Claire is certainly a clever girl when it comes to writing and expressing emotions and after I brushed away the tears.. I thought its really those memories of moments in time that we can hold onto the most.

So I believe that the best present you can give your mum or yourself is to capture it all and not to forget to include yourself in it too.

And on that note I want to share with you some family pics we had done last year in the fields outside Villa Nanas , our villa in Canggu Bali.

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