So the friday before last, a load of us got together to do something sneaky and naughty!
We threw an awesome surprise Engement party for our wonderful friends, JoJo and Andrew.
Willma, Gracie and I made lots of yummy treats! And everyone helped brainstorm decorating ideas.
We also drunk lots and lots of celebratory goodness. I'm a lazy host, I'll do the prep all day but when it comes to the party it's fun to be involved. So I made everything explanitory, and on the glasses tray I just left an order...
By the end of the eve though, all the girlies were gathered in the livingroom chatting about yesteryear, while the guys huddled around the Whiskey in the Kitchen!
A huge and massive congratulations to the pair of them!
With the summer sun high in the sky, we headed out to a little village just down from ours.
There's a local publication which beautifully captures the delicious essence of the Chilterns - The Chilterns Food Magazine.
We had found a spot at Marco Pierre White's Rudloe Arms...
Just outside the gates to Sania's was a wealth of market stalls.
Within the wonderful chaos of Ubud market, we stumbled into Sania's House.
Deep in the hills of the island you'll find Pura Goa Gajah Temple, a 9th Century cave sanctuary.
Utterly serene and the perfect spot to catch up on reading and snoozing...
At the heart of the local village is a cluster of shops. There's a butcher, baker, hairdresser, corner shop, solicitors, gym, post office and charity shop.