First Blog of Bali
Trip Start Nov 20, 2010
11Trip End Dec 06, 2010
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Where I stayed
Kumpul Kumpul 2 Inn
at last we are doing blog.
Here is what happened...
Got up had toast went to Matt's house, had bacon and egg and say goodbye
Matt made sure he got everything he needed in his bag including butternut squash and pumpkin (vital).
Drove to Matt's mum and dad in Putney – went over Hammersmith Balinese
bridge (nearly there) and had sherry and soup at Matt's parent house
(Peter and Maura) and then they kindly drove us the Heathrow argh.
Singapore Airline have special chill out looking check-in desks.
Otherwise Heathrow is argh and a sketch.
took off ok even though it is obviously far too big and the wings do
wobble and it not go fast enough to possibly take off but never mind
it seem to of.
not do proper grammar so you be patient...
We got here nicely on a big plane with
screens in the seats and we learnt Indonesian perfectly for when we
arrived. Also ate food on oblong dishys.
Drank nice juice in cactus garden at
Singapore airport and make stupid noises with straws in cups. Had a
go on horizontal escalators and discovered the armrest bit goes
slightly a bit faster than the leg bit so that if you dot move at all
you are leaning over by the end. of course we do not mind people
Met Dora who is the opposite of helpful
people at Heathrow cos she was actually helpful.
Also nearly missed plane.
Did not press wings fall off button
which is next to light switch.
Flew at 37,000 foot and temperature -57
degrees. Landed at +30 degrees and luckily at 0 foot.
Met at airport by Andy (yayyyyyy!)
Drums For schools (www.drumsforschools.co.uk),
went to nice Kumpul-Kumpull 2 Inn place and fell asleep for fifty 12
Got up had lunch/tea/supper , went
swimming in sea (only 32 degrees), slept, got scooter,
had supper/tea/lunch can't remember.
In our house we have hole for rain. It
waters the garden in the kitchen. We have a living room in the garden
with a telly. And it is the rainy season.
There is a sound which go ee ea! quite
high which sound ike a person hiding and making a not convincing
animal sound but it is actually a animal which is a gecko. It did
this noise for 2 nights and then we saw it. It is 15 foot long and
has red eyes and hides in the drainpipe. It raids the fridge at night
and drinks the beer. Thats what Andy say and we believe him.
There are smaller geckos are all over
the ceiing upside down and make chirruping noise and chase insects
and fight eat other.
Here are Andy's work places. The pool:
The beach cafe:
The actual beach:
Poor Andy he have to work so hard. And
get hot and have to take a swim or eat Balinese food or drink freshly
prepared juice of papaya or suchlike. It is a shame he cannot get
Kia-ora or work in a proper office with desks and suits and secret
We saw the place where the drums are
made which is Nikki's place far far away up a long street of many
intresting things like temples, carvings, rice fields, people making
Nikki is very enthusiastic and
intresting as he can extremely play the nose-flute. Everyone is very
nice and say hello and smile lots. There are lots of different paces
where instruments are being made including twangers, doynkers,
gamelans but no accordions. This is ok as I happen to've brought mine
with me luckily for everyone else! I was most disappointed by the
way that no-one ask me to get it out when going through the x-ray
machine. I spect his is probly cos they have one at home so know what
It is most exciting to see where all
Andy's stuff is made!!! We are coming back soon to see it again.
Nothing much happened in the
We been talking to Andy since then and
designing things and drawing things and playing things and eating
things and drinkking things and swimming things.
The best bit was swimming in a
thunderstorm and rain because it is too extremely hot e.g. 49
degrees, gas mark 8, cook in 2 mins and it is not gd if you are
wearing your duffle coat.
NB must get different clothe.
Today a lady went past on a scooter
down our narrow lane which is a path really and she say to us “Nice
weather for ducks” which is not something we would really bet on
for someone in Bali to say to us.
Also today a huge massive thunderstorm
which the whole reason is cos Matt accidently-deliberately kicked a
offering which is completely forbidden.
Also today a mosquito-killing machine
came up our lane and made lots of clouds of chemicals which kill
mosquito (and everything else?) - the people who came to clean our
house shut themselves in Matt's room and turned on the
air-conditioning until it had finished whereas we got blatted in
clouds. I think this is why there are no moths I think.
People are very good at riding motor
scooters here. They can do things like carry massive stuff under one
arm e.g. we saw a man with a big framed picture and we saw a girl
taking off her cardigan while riding and also people carrying 2 or 3
children and people carrying shelfs of stuff to sell. They also know
instinctively how to go in and out the traffic without any of the
unnecessary hindrances we have in UK such as roundabouts, traffic
lights, right of way or other such rules. It is very impressive. Some
people wear helmets and some don't. They can also ride wherever they
like e.g. on footpaths but they are very careful and skilful.
We have been to the supermarket which
is called Bintang and got ponchos for ourselfs. They are most
The supermarket name is the same as the
Every morning Andy say to us “Salamat
pagi!” which mean good morning as we know (see earlier).
He is most cheerful and enthusiastic.
The most thing is that we are extremely