It wouldn’t feel like January if Barbara Sutherland were not back at Gayatri!
A proud Canadian (thank you for the nature calendar and we still have the maple leaf pillow from the last visit), she can be usually found near the swimming pool in the mornings for her breakfast-tanning combo, the first half of which we are witnessing here. After this, she will spend her day traversing the shops of the Andong-Tegalalang road or some other such wholesale manufacturing source as she sets about filling a container to ship back home. This power woman (she walked back all the way from Sebatu market yesterday, that is three hours in the afternoon sun with all her shopping, after losing her driver, after which I said get a local phone, which she now has), is in the import-export trade, and had a shop of Eastern artifacts in downtown Ontario but now has moved to St. Jacob’s Market in the same city. For anyone in the area, keep an eye out for her!
From me personally, the book swaps we engage in are always a pleasure, even if she is more into thrillers than I am, and the feedback she gives us on our food is so detailed. heartfelt, and full of suggestions that our menu will be much better when she leaves than when she arrived.
Thank you, Barbara, for bringing your generosity and kind nature here again. We are so happy to be able to be your hosts, to be what you call your Bali home.
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