• Bali,  Blog,  Ubud

    The Power of Prayer

    The Power of Prayer What is Prayer? Why Pray? Here in Bali there is a strong Hindu tradition, although the majority of neighbouring islands are mainly Muslim. Everyday you see the offerings people place and say a prayer to the gods on the street, in Temples and all around the island. A prayer can be conversation with god or your higher self whatever we you wish to call this. A spirit maybe. We can pray to our guides or Angels for help. We can pray to our ancestors – in times of need we remember to pray, in everyday we often forget.  Prayer is an everyday occurrence in Ubud, you see people praying and…

  • Bali,  Blog,  Indonesia

    Om Swastyastu

    Om Swastyastu Om Swastyastu: Okay I have been in Bali on and off for a year now and I have managed to pick and say a few words but really it’s about time I had some lessons. So this week I have plunged myself into learning some useful words a week. To make things a little harder we are learning Balinese as opposed to Indonesia Bahasa. Well, we spend most of our time in Bali, so why not? The added bonus is we get to learn more about the culture of Bali. Now some people have said don’t’ do it, it’s too complicated. There are 3 levels of speaking to people but…

  • Australia,  Bali,  Blog,  Indonesia

    House sitting around the world

    House sitting around the world Why not dog, cat or house sit? It is great to care for animals and live in a home.  I left the UK back in October 2016 in search of a new life.  Although I feel very much at home in Bali,  it’s where I have been spending most of my time, I must say it’s really nice to experience a real home environment and be part of a wider community of people. Doing a bit of housesitting  you get to meet new people, and you don’t have to feel like you are a perennial tourist. Being a  dog walker or caring for a cat…

  • Australia,  Bali,  Blog,  Indonesia,  Sydney,  Ubud

    2017 – My Year in Digital Travel Postcards

    2017 – My Year in Digital Travel Postcards A review of my 2017 in digital postcards. I had a year of travel which took me across southern India down to the tip of India, to Bali in  Indonesia, then back and forth to  Australia. A journey to find a new home and to experience and see the wonders of life and living in a rich and beautiful planet. What did I learn along the way? What’s next? Read on… Travel with Alice   Explore, Discover, Create, Be. Please follow and like me

  • Bali,  Blog

    Mala Mantra Maker

     Mala Mantra Maker Introducing Mala Mantra Maker: Mala’s are spiritual beads strung on a thread of cotton or string, 108 beads all together. Historically the 108 beads represent the 108 names for god. One large bead called the Guru bead meets the bottom with a tassel. There are many reinterpretations of the beads. I see the thread as the life-force holding our mind, body and soul together and the beads representing the hopes and dreams of our lives; whilst we live out our life on the physical plane. Making Mala Beads In India When I was in India early this year (now last year as it was January 2017) I visited Auroville,…

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    Ubud Readers and Writers Festival 2017

    Ubud Writers And Readers Festival 2017 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2017, Bali, Indonesia: Reflecting on my time spent in Bali this year one of the most memorable times was attending Ubud Writers and Readers Festival.  I felt so inspired by the 4 days of interesting talks and finding out about so many books I would like to read. My days were action packed and started at 9 am and by 5 pm I was happily exhausted by all the discussions and presentations that I had attended. I continued into the evening on a few occasions too! We had amazingly hot weather and no rain! There was so much packed into the…

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  • Bali,  Canggu,  Indonesia,  Ubud

    The Power of Sound Healing

    The Power of Sound Healing We all know the power of sound, whether it’s through our favourite song or band we love to listen to; we are temporarily transported to another place, time and feel the joy the music creates within us. Most of us can remember where we were what we were doing and with whom when we hear a particular song. Music and sound have a powerful element within our subconscious. The power of sound through music transforms our mood and gets us to get up and dance and feel the joy of life, so it probably comes as no surprise that sound is extremely healing. Sound Healing…

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  • Amed,  Bali,  Blog,  Canggu,  Gilli Islands,  Indonesia,  Ubud

    Postcards from Bali

    Postcards from Bali  – 2017 I have been in Bali, Indonesia since March 2017, with a trip to Sydney in between. These are a few postcards I have created from my travels. You can read about my time in Sydney or in Bali.  I am on a journey to find a new life and a new home, and I have no idea where this will be. I didn’t know I was coming to Bali never mind, staying here all this time on a Social and Cultural visa. I hope you enjoy the images and the stories of my  time here in Bali. Bali is the one place I actually feel…

  • Bali,  Blog,  Ubud

    Sound Healing with the Gong

    Sound Healing with the Gong Sound Healing with the Gong: I recently took a couple of Gong Workshops. I have always been interested in sound healing and for one reason or another, I have never taken a course. I have been to quite a few gong and sound healing sessions whilst in Bali, but never really thought about taking a workshop to learn myself. I heard Mehtab Benton a Gong Master was doing a workshop in Ubud and I remembered his name as my Yoga teacher in the UK had recommended him in the past and so when I saw he was in Bali I jumped at the chance to…

  • Bali,  Blog,  Indonesia,  Ubud

    It’s all about Dogs

    It’s all about Dogs Connection, Compassion, and Companionship  For the moment I am happily settled in Ubud. Although I absolutely love dogs, this particular long-term dog sit I was offered didn’t quite work out for me in the end. The universe realised I needed my freedom and it signalled it through my body… so the choice was pain or let go! I choose to let go of a commitment instead of feeling the pain, a no-brainer but in the past, I would have just done it anyway! So a bit of bravery on my part to make a sudden change and throw my current plans in the air. In life,…

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