Saturday, April 30, 2011


We've been so looking forward to rain I had forgotten about the down side.
 Back three days now. The garden is covered in green. Not good green but weed green. There are weeds everywhere. Far too many to weed by hand. I will be getting the rake and hoe out and  working on clearing them.  The drive still looks great but I notice there is some of the white sand mixed through it. Not too happy about that as I think it spoils the look.
Plants in pots seemed to have survived our 8 days away thankfully. I suspect the ground is still as rock hard as ever for digging but I'll need to get into it  and plant the hedge. At least one of the grevilleas is looking almost complete dead in it's pot.  I have some spongolite and zeolite to collect from a store in Bunbury to dig into the holes for each planting so it depends on whether or not the stock has arrived . Calls to make.
Also need to decide what veggies I want to grow over autumn and winter, buy some soil improver and veggie seedlings. ( or seeds)
Loved all the tropical looking plants around our accommodation in Bali. Took a few pictures but not heaps. Will upload later.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Yes we are off again.
For a week this time.
Birthdays for friends.  Celebration time.

I have instructions to find a temple to visit.  Not sure which to choose.
I would love to go to Pura Luhur Uluwatu and see the kecak fire dance at sunset but I've heard the monkeys at the temple you are forced to pass are pretty nasty. Trained to steal.  so now I'm looking for something else.
 Perhaps the temple at Lake Batu-Bali Batur Temple

 Or somewhere else just as pretty.
There are main amazing places to see.

I've decided to try and recreate my original traveling blogs here--> Have Passport
I'll add some old blog stuff I saved when geocities died when we get home from Bali. But for now. It's all about Bali.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Driveway Stage 1

Finally  a driveway.  We decided to go with findings/tailings/roadbase for our driveway.  It's cheap, works for a semi rural in town type block and  given the size we eventually want  as driveway and parking area, is the most practical option.

Stage one is the section that we currently park on and which leads up to the garage. It's been done with a really fine grade that should compact down very hard.  It's finer that the coarse builders  pad  sand.
Stage two will give us  an additional parking area and will be done with bigger/chunkier road base- ( like bluemetal)
There might be a stage three. We are considering  putting it down as a  ground surface behind the house on the laundry side with  pavers for pathways only.

  Findings being spread.

  Up close.

      This area where the ute is parked will be stage two.