We braved the roads on new year's day and drove to Ubud for lunch with friends and an enchanting world music concert in the orchid house at the Botanic Garden. Returned to the Bukit via the black sands of the east coast and a wave check at Keramas.
As "our" room at Mick's place was rented out for the night, we upgraded to the Acacia villa with staff on hand to make tea and deliver it to me in our private pool. If anyone is looking for a holiday home or cheap relocation to Bali, the villa is for sale for a very reasonable A$140,000.
Now we are back in the Tree House at Mick's Place for the last stint of our artists and surf bums in residence program.