Fidget Spinners have hit Bali ! 

So we hunted down this new little gadget called the Fidget Spinner and haggled hard ( well as you know I’m not great at bartering ) and got them for 50 000 rup. We went in a mission through the Sanur And Sindhu Markets. I think you could go lower the more you buy and a little higher if they have lights on them. All the rage with primary aged kids and my boys LOVE them. 

Oppps I have been shopping once again ……

Ok so I may have gone a little bit overboard at the pretty hand painted basket shop the other day, it’s was fun getting this lot back on the motorbike…..in the rain…… But gee it was worth it. I paid about 200 000 rupiah for 7 different sized baskets. The do fit into each other for packing. To get them through customs, spray them a lot with a bug spray and bang them on the ground to get all the bugs off. Declare them and all good. The perfect gift wrapping which can be used to store all kinds of stuff too. These are from a small shop on Jl Legian, about 300 meters and the same side as the Bintang supermarket if your heading to Seminyak. You will find them at markets and especially on the way and up in Ubud. XxxBaskets

 

A new little clutch, I just HAD to have ….

My name is Melissa and I am a shopaholic, or as I like to think I keep the global economy going. This is my new clutch ( larger than a purse/wallet, enough to carry my phone, mozzie spray, suncream, cash, scooter key, yet small enough to store in my scooter seat as I am paranoid about bag snatches) I now have a quiver of wallets, clutches and tote bags made with this bright embroidered fabric. What I am confused about is if they are actually imported from Thailand to Bali or are they Bali imitations of the Hmong style of embroidery? Does anyone know ? Either way I love them and you can get purses starting from about 80 000 Rup, clutches from 150 000 and large tote bags from around 320 000 in the Bali market stalls.hmong