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    Happy Father’s Dad

    Happy Father’s Day Well we can always think about our Father’s not just on Father’s Day.  I often send a quick prayer to my Dad who has been off the earth place for nearly 20 years. I always imagine he is around and helping me out in some way or another. I something send him a prayer for extra help. So let’s not leave it just for Father’s Day to say thank you to our Dad’s and parents generally. Always  send them some forgiveness for something or another, they said or did when you were a child.  Now we are adults we can have a wider perspective on life and…

  • 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…

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    My Mala Mantra Maker Giveaway

    My Mala Mantra Giveaway Join me here for my monthly Mala Mantra Maker Giveaway. Every month starting on 10th April 2018. I would love you to receive a Mala made from lava stones and blessed by a Balian healer in Ubud.  They all contain 108 beads, 18 of them are semi-precious stones. 18 representing 2018 a year of abundance and joy – well, that’s what I am putting out for maybe you are too? 😊 I am setting up a shop but until then I would like you to experience the power of saying a mantra, or just wearing the beads and getting in touch with energy the stones bring.…

  • 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

  • Australia,  Blog,  Sydney

    Dog Sitting in Narrabeen Sydney

    Dog sitting in Narrabeen, Sydney is one way of getting a dog for Christmas. This is my first official dog sitting experience in Australia.  I am so excited and I have already taken Milo the dog I am sitting for a walk. Not only will I get some great exercise, I get to live on the Northern Beaches for even longer! As you may have gathered I love the Northern Beaches and I would love to live here for a few months here and there every year! I am lucky enough to be able to get a 3-month visa and stay in this beautiful part of the world. Thank you, universe!…

  • 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,…

  • Australia,  Blog,  Sydney

    Inspiration in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

    Inspiration in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia Wow – it’s been a long since I have been to the Blue Mountains, in NSW and I wasn’t disappointed with my weekend break in Katoomba. It rained the first day and as I was only fitted out with summer clothes so I retreated to the lovely cafes along the main street and visited a variety of small art galleries. The Bear Gallery was my favourite – definitely worth a walk further down the road to the larger Gallery space, in a white washboard house. They consistently show the work of 40 artists from around and connected to the Blue Mountains who live…

  • Australia,  Blog,  Sydney

    Christmas Time Frenzy

    Christmas Time Frenzy Christmas time frenzy, it turns up every year and in the last few years, it’s been a very different experience for me and I never really know what to expect or where I will be. Alongside that, I  never really know how I am going to feel on the day. This year I have found myself in Sydney, Australia. I was here six months ago and I will be dog sitting on Northern Beaches. So one or two dreams will be coming true for me. Firstly I will be able to experience the beautiful beaches again, surely some of the best in the world and secondly, I…

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