Bali Day #9 – it’s Ruther’s 50th & New Year’s Day – our last day
And that was that folks. Our holiday is over. Today is our last day, with the next being one of travel to airports, flights, and then home to unpack. Bali Day #9 – it’s Ruther’s 50th & New Year’s Day – our last day, was a hung vote with half staying at the villa and one car escaping again to Ubud. Yes the latter was us with Soph in the gang. W just could not resist another wee meander round Ubud, final few bargains, and a nice lunch and dinner (of course the latter was to be our final chance at Spice Restaurant – we had to say goodbye), before an early night for an early rise and the trip home. We had to say goodbye to our mates the Ashenhursts too, as they stay an additional day.
What a week it has been. Some highs and lows for moi with the infections (still with me sadly). But all in all in a cracker. In fact I wasn’t the only one to be really sick was I – you know who you are… Two stunning locations. Day trips galore. Food mecca experiences. Family & friends. Fun and frolics. So so so many laughs. Some VERY IMMEDIATE DANGER, and nervous laughs. Kittens and cat burglars. A 50th birthday. Christmas. New Year. Jungles. Clouds. Oh yeah and this stuff called Bintang. It was a fantastic break for us all – this is the last family blog, but I still have heaps of food reviews to do yet – watch this space for that. This is Bali Day #9 – it’s Ruther’s 50th & New Year’s Day – our last day.
Good job we got in here when we did as it lashed it down in a big way. Ruthers said it was same same at the villa too, with almost complete low cloud cover massively reducing visibility. This place had such good vibes about it, I really was thinking good things. It looks cool, it’s smoky, loving the smoked fish hanging up yeah – here we go. Then out comes a free starter that was KNOCK out. We think Zucchini flowers stuffed, battered and fried with this unctuous local dipping sauce – winner. But my steak was shit. OK if you like gristle only and not even a choice of how you want it cooked. Very poor. And dessert I still have no idea what the hell it was.
Anyway Soph & BeBe chose well – so a call out to Liap Liap for the grilled rabbit fish, and Soph’s chicken and sticky rice. Couple snaps of those here, but nothing on IsLifeaRecipe – can’t be arsed!!! Also to add insult to injury this gaff cost more than Spice for their stunning array of dishes, and three courses, and beers. No comparison, and that shall be called out when Spice gets reviewed.
Once the rain stopped we did a slow meander through the town. Stopped for some shopping and gelato. Tried to avoid as many; “Taxi, boss, hey boss taxi?” And ended up at our favourite restaurant, Spice by Chris Salans. It had to be our last supper, I just could not, not come back here one last time. And they did not disappoint – a great send off for us.
So check out Islifearecipe.net for the restaurant reviews. There will be loads from the 9 days. Shame re Liap Liap, but we still had a lovely lunch together. We had gelato. We shopped. We giggled and closed with a lovely dinner together before that last sleep at the wonderful Hillside Eden Villa. All but Ruthers had departed to bed already, so it was indeed an early night for all, was Bali Day #9 – it’s Ruther’s 50th & New Year’s Day – our last day. A brief breakfast, bills to pay, thanks to the crew that supported us in the villa, goodbyes to Ashenhurts, and off we went to the airport. Thanks to Steve and the amazing Stacy for organising. It was truly wonderful and we surely did all – ENJOY!!!