Comings and goings

This expat life is like a wheel. Some of us here more or less permanently are at the centre, but the wheel revolves through the year with people leaving, and others arriving. We always seem to be saying things like ‘ah, you’re back – good to see you again’ or ‘have a good trip, we’ll […]

Made Kebaya

I first met Made (pronounced MahDay) some years ago. Someone had given me a lovely piece of cream lace, cut to special kebaya (Balinese lace blouse) dimensions, ¬†and I asked where I could get it made up. Ibu Made, I was told. She then had a small tailor shop very close to the largest supermarket […]