Creative Business Hello Pip-Life

:: Hello From Ubud!

ubudnov10 ubudnov9 ubudnov8 ubudnov7 ubudnov6 ubudnov5 ubudnov4 ubudnov3 ubudnov2 ubudnov1

 

I feel really lucky to be here in Ubud for the second Big Hearted Business Creative Retreat. It’s such a super-beautiful place and to be able to work with a bunch of lovely people is pretty freaking-fantastic. The retreat started on Friday, so we are nearly half-way through. The days are whizzing by, which feels great and sad at the same time.

There’s been time for a bit of facilitator exploring inbetween set-up and classes: we’ve been back to Soma, Yellow Flower Cafe, Pica, Seniman and Taco Casa to have snacks and chats. It’s so nice to hang out with a bunch of girls and have fun together, right?

Ubud’s such a lovely, safe place to travel to. The people are helpful and kind and there’s so much to see and do (or you can do nothing much at all!) I’m really looking forward to coming back again next year (for a break and maybe for work too!)

It’s funny when you are away from your family, because you have to compartmentalise that part of your life away a little bit. It’s not that you don’t think of them lots and lots, but you sort of have to learn not to think of them TOO MUCH lest you forget where you are and how lovely it is. If you spend all your time missing your people you are sort of missing out (and they are probably busy doing other things, right?! Are they? Maybe?!)

It’s still early here, so I am going to have brekky and get dressed, then head off to our day of teaching. Rowe Timson is coming along today to teach us about the magic of ace photos, so that will be grand!

How are you going, peaches? Are you well? What good things are happening in your life? Send me a hello?!

x Pip

 

10 Comments

  • Reply
    Sonia Life Love Hiccups
    November 12, 2014 at 7:01 AM

    I am so insanely envious. My fave place in the world. I hope you are having the most amazing time ever xx

  • Reply
    Maxabella
    November 4, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    So wish I was there! x

  • Reply
    Rachel @ Planet Pav
    November 3, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    What gorgeous colourful photos! You’ve brightened my evening 🙂

  • Reply
    Jenny Jones
    November 3, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    How lovely Pip. You are a very good advert for the wonders of Ubud-enjoy xx

  • Reply
    Reannon @shewhorambles
    November 3, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Look at all that super bright colour! Just gorgeous!

    I’m having a little get together tomorrow with some girls for Melbourne Cup. The race is the least important part of the day because like you said it’s just nice to hang out with a bunch of girls & have fun 🙂

  • Reply
    cityhippyfarmgirl
    November 3, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Hello Pip! I love the sounds of the Ubud Creative goodness. I’ll bet everyone doing it comes away so inspired…mmm, awesome food too.
    Went to a Megan Morton/ Olympus/ Delicious magazine afternoon yesterday…ahh, so good. So good.

  • Reply
    Karin @ CalmtoConniption
    November 3, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    So much colour to brighten my day! Beautiful pics Pip. Rowe is a legend, such a helpful lady. 🙂

  • Reply
    Lila
    November 3, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Glad you’re having a fabulous time.
    I’ve just been pottering away recoding my website to look pretty.

  • Reply
    Emily
    November 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    I am loving these images, so much colour and fun. I feel like we are getting a lovely little sneak peek into some of the creative fun you are having at the Big Hearted Business Creative Retreat, and also of Ubud. Thank you Pip.

  • Reply
    Naomi Hulbert
    November 3, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Oh Pip. What a wonderful adventure you’re having! I totally get what you mean about compartmentalising. I had to learn to do that when I was living in NYC and my boyfriend (now husband) was in Australia. Otherwise I’d miss out on all the good that was life in New York, for missing him. Hope you continue to lap it up, and know you’ll be back with your family soon. xx

  • Leave a Reply

    previous post
        And more on A Year Of Australian Writing...