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{exploring ~ gili trawangan ~ bali}

I haven’t written a post for the longest time! I really have no idea why? Logging in just now I see I have more than a few drafts sitting there almost ready to post, just needing another photo or two added. Maybe a little text, like this one about our trip to Gili Trawangan in March 2015. I guess life just got in the way and blogging is such a strange thing really. You hit publish and have no idea if anyone is truly interested in seeing life through your eyes but I am keen to share again regardless, so I really hope this is the first post of many!

Gili Trawangan… AKA: Gili T. A small island off the east coast of Bali. There are three islands in Gili and this one has a reputation for being a party island but if you avoid the crowds, it offers peaceful places to just be.

You get around the island by bicycle or horse-drawn cart. No cars. No scooters. There are lush green palms overhead, the beaches are covered in the prettiest coral and the sunsets are like a dream! We stayed in a sweet wooden bungalow {Gili Eco Villas}, complete with a hammock on the deck. We would wake up each morning and swim and then eat, lay in the sunshine, then swim a little more, then eat. Maybe play a card game, read a book or go exploring. Wake up the next day and repeat all over again. It was only three days but it was just enough… We left feeling nourished with happy hearts. Until next time friends xxx

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{Dusk in Munduk // Bali}

At the beginning of the school holidays I thought 2 months seemed like an awfully long time to entertain Audrey, especially with so many of our friends leaving Bali and Danny being away for a huge chunk of the holidays for work… Im sad to say it actually went so fast but we had the most wonderful time filled with adventures to new places, endless laughter, sunshine, swimming and too much yummy food! The best part was we had family and friends visit so there was so little time for feeling lonely or bored.

My friend, Deb, visited us in Bali in 2013 and we visited her in Japan last October. Those visits were short and sweet but we had 3 whole weeks together this time and we are already dreaming of more time together exploring in the coming months! Watching the girls friendship blossom over those weeks, I couldn’t help but feel so lucky to have such sweet friends in our lives!

Here are a just few images taken of Audrey and Skyler one afternoon a couple of weeks ago on an adventure in Munduk. Two friends, chatting, exploring and dancing {they couldn’t resist twirling their new coco + ginger dresses}. I will never get tired of the rice fields here… They are incredibly beautiful!

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This month we missed out on sharing our 10 on 10 posts {the beauty of a busy summer} but we decided t0 link to one another anyway because we LOVE our little group! That means its time to stop by Sara Garcia’s blog, see what she has been up to! Rowe x

August 17, 2015 - 3:35 am

candy - gorgeous girls and photographs. !!

August 17, 2015 - 9:07 am

Janine - Very sweet pics, Rowe. You know what I’m going to say…that I LOVE that last B&W image so much. Jx

August 18, 2015 - 10:33 am

Maria Manco - so much to love about these – the colors, the water reflections, that last photo!! So inspiring!

March 10, 2016 - 5:52 am

peregrinationgourmande - Pretty girls in beautiful landscape. Indonesia seems amazing. xx cathy

{10 on 10 ~ Instagram Edition ~ june 2015}

well i am so terribly sorry to say i missed out on sharing photos the last 2 months with my 10 on 10 circle of friends. i really have no good excuse other than life got in the way a little… danny was home in australia working for a whopping 7 weeks and i was trying my hand at solo-parenting.

initially i thought how hard could it be. i’ve got this! boy was i wrong…

can i just say, getting dinner on the table every night when you are running straight from school to after school activities is freakin hard! we ate plain pasta with raw veggie sticks a few too many times and resorted to omelettes for dinner on more than a couple of occasions! danny and i normally share the school runs and take turns doing the after school stuff so i have to confess, i was struggling juggling audrey’s after school commitments with home life. its super hard when you are the one and only person.

single mumma’s out there… i salute you! you are truly incredible beings doing a kick ass job!!!

anyway… i didn’t want to miss another month so here it is. a post of my instagram photos because who has time to shoot, download, edit and blog photos when life is so hectic? certainly not me! the month of may, spent exploring bali. edited with afterlight, vsco, mextures and little moments app.

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take a minute to stop by and see summer murdock for some beautiful images of her sweet children frolicking in nature! rowe x

June 12, 2015 - 1:30 am

Summer - Well iPhone or not….these are amazing!

June 12, 2015 - 5:12 am

melissa weicker - you make magic with that iPhone of yours! and the color in all of these makes me happy! welcome back to the circle, we’ve missed you! xo

June 12, 2015 - 8:28 am

Kate - Beautiful, happy photos! Love to see you living this amazing dream.

June 12, 2015 - 4:36 pm

shannon @my2morrows - Oh they are gorgeous Rowe! I love the one with the big leaf! And the candy tubes in the water.. stunning!
And hats off to you for getting through that long flying solo! xx

June 13, 2015 - 4:17 am

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June 13, 2015 - 7:25 am

Pip - Love your photos Rowe. So great at capturing beautiful images and life moments.

June 13, 2015 - 10:22 pm

Kati - So lovely Rowe! xoxoxo

June 14, 2015 - 11:26 pm

peregrinationgourmande - I love your beautiful photos!!! Like always! Bali seems so nice. And warm! And I’m totally with you about the solo parenting thing!. My husband is working 300mk away and I’m on my own most of the time!!! So hard! xx cathy

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