Meet the Murrays: part 2, bringing in the New Year…

1 03 2014

Last of the holiday snaps – more eating and drinking and general cavorting…

 

Happy Noo Yar!!

Happy Noo Yar!!

 

[We make no apologies for any tangents off into non-arts territory; it’s really for the cohorts and faithfuls. Just skip these posts if you’re not on the Gang’s chrissie card list. n(Ed)]

We spent New Year’s eve on the beach at Jimbaran Puri (noice), entertained by a gorgeous troupe of fire dancers…

 

dinner at Jimbaran Puri

dinner at Jimbaran Puri

 

…and endured blissful spa treatments at Alila…

 

 

…admired trad street art…

 

 

…hung around some more at the Champagne Bar…

 

 

…did the rounds of the latest hot dining spots, including La Favela which had the coolest dunnies…

 

 

So our kinda place – classic grundge – even down to the requisite vagina dentata…

 

 

But in the main we just chilled a casa…

 

Cheers!!

Cheers!!

 

…as you do.

More visual treaties here.





Meet the Murrays: part 1, Bali Hai, not…

28 02 2014

We’ll clear the decks before launching into the kultchasphere for 2014.

The most significant heppenin’, it goes without saying, was the Family Summit called by the favourite son-in-law…

And naturally the Gang followed the typical protocols of such meetings (ref. APEC) and made sure there was a commemorative shirt for the fellas (the ladies received a GLRB piece to mark the occasion)…

brothers in arms

The Gang was really looking forward to meeting the in-laws – but have to confess we weren’t at all enamoured with the destination. Bali has never appealed to us in the slightest, but needs must and it was more to do with family biz after all. Granny fractured her ankle and was a last minute withdrawal.

We took off with mixed anticipation. And have to say that Bali was just as we imagined (…as a tourist destination, it made Merimbula look good) but the focus of the trip (the convergence of the in-laws) certainly made up for that. We stayed in a villa with three staff and a car and had a fabulously funny xmas (spot the Poo)…

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…and a lovely relaxed and enjoyable time (except when caught in traffic snarls whenever we ventured out.) Accommodation-wise, it would have to be said, we were blissfully in the pink…

Snaps for week one here.