Hello people. No I didn’t die in Bali although I did slice my hand open on a broken glass in the pool and crashed in a white water raft haha but lived to tell the tale.
Had an absolute blast with my three best and lifelong mates in Bali (Indonesia).
Day 1. We just chilled in the pool and drank beer and Midori.
Day 2. Off to the beach and explored the town of Seminyak. Nice lunch by the beach too. Back to the villa for drinks, swimming (that’s when I cut the hand) dancing and laughs. We also jumped off a tall garden bed thing into the pool which was a little dangerous but lots of fun haha. Then a BBQ dinner with some traditional Balinese dancing.
Day 3. Road trip to Amed which is on the east, mostly rural, side of the island. Went to a temple where we all had to wear dresses. Then we did some snorkelling, has some lunch and fed wild dogs.
Day 4. Flying fish. Holy cow this was a lot of fun. Nothing in the way of OH&S but we didn’t care haha. It was cool!!! YouTube it if you don’t know what it is. Just type in flying fish Bali. Then we went to the pub to watch an Aussie Rules football game followed by Rugby League State of Origin game 2. Unfortunately Queensland, my team, didn’t win but there’s still game 3. The atmosphere in the pub was brilliant and we all polished off a decent amount of grog during the 6-7 hours we were there. Brilliant.
Day 5. Was amazing. Up early and headed off to Ubud, my favourite part of the island, for white water rafting. We crashed into another couple of rafts that had crashed into some rocks and I laughed the whole time. The adrenaline was pumping and I couldn’t stop smiling. I’m weird like that. The guides/skippers were all over it and I didn’t feel unsafe at all but others in the group didn’t feel good about it. Not my mates, other people. It was about a two hour trek down a beautiful jungle river. We stopped by a waterfall and I couldn’t help but jump in, get under it and roar like a barbarian haha.
Next we were transported to another place to ride ATV Four wheel motorbikes. This was the best thing ever. We went through creeks, cavernous tunnels and down muddy slopes. So much fun. I even managed to pop a wheelie hehe. Great fun.
Then later that night the boys and I recorded episode 10 (part 1 & 2) for The Fly On The Wall Podcast and had a great laugh.
Day 5. Was a chill day by and in the pool followed by an evening in Kuta. Where I did this –
Day 6. Was waterbomb (a huge waterslide park) but unfortunately I fell quite ill. Maybe Bali belly, not sure. I didn’t want to hamper the boys so I hung back at the villa and had a quiet day. I watched Undersiege 2, swam and did target practice with pellet guns. By all accounts the boys had a ball. I’d been before a few years earlier and would have felt worse if they cancelled it.
That night we all went out for a lovely dinner in town.
Day 7. We checked out of the Villa and then I went and got these done.
The first one is Supergirl which is for my youngest daughter.
The second is a Viking rune that means brotherhood in honour of my best mates and our trip.
Here are some snaps from the trip. I didn’t get a lot because my mate designated himself cameraman hehe.
The third last pic is the memorial in Kuta for the Sari Club bombings in 2002. Hard to believe it’s been nearly twenty years.
The last pic is of some airsoft pellet guns we bought for fun. It sort of stings a bit on bare skin but nothing to cry about.
The next pic was taken for my middle daughter who wanted me to do a selfie. It’s my ugly old mug thinking I’m a biker because I’ve ridden a four wheeler now haha. Might be growing older but I’ll never grow up hehe 👍🏼
While away the lads and I recorded episode 10 of the podcast. Part 1 is a bit disturbing ams not for the feint hearted and part 2 is Chapter 4 of the post apocalyptic saga.
You can find episode 10 along with all the other episodes here –
In epsiode 11 we will be doing a little something that cupcakes and machetes suggested.
Ok enough showing off haha onto the hobby challenge.
It might come as a bit of a shock to you all but I have trouble finishing projects. Seems like I’m not alone in this which warms my heart a little.
However, to be honest, it sort of bugs me a little. With work for example I start something and I make damn sure I finish it. Sure there’s no pressure in our beloved hobby but, I don’t know, I enjoy finishing things. Not as much as starting them and I guess that’s where the problem lies hehe.
Anyway, after much deliberation, I am starting a Tyranid/Genestealer army. Sigh… I should be finishing one of the other projects I know haha.
Mr Wudugast has explained that Nids and the Genestealer Cult can work/fight together. This excited me and got me thinking about possible conversions.
So the challenge is to spend the rest of 2019 working on the Tyranid/Genestealer army. It definitely won’t be easy because, as you are probably well aware, I am easily distracted.
One positive that has encouraged me in this challenge is that at the beginning of this year I told you all I would be painting a lot more and not just building and converting. I can honestly say that this has been the case, especially in the first few months of the year. I’d say I’ve painted more minis this year than any other year. When I do the 2019 wrap up I plan on trying to count up all the minis I’ve painted.
Sorry for the lengthy blog with no actual miniatures of my own featured haha.
Today I hope to get some hobby time in.
I hope you’re all well and I look forward to catching up on all y’all blogs. (Y’all?? Hmmm maybe a hint to the cupcakes Podcast epsiode)