John, Sarah and Alula are us. This is us when we started our adventure in January 2010…
This is us now…
We are in this order: a design consultant and deejay; a writer of books and this blog; a 5 year-old whose name means winged one.
These are a few of our favourite things: Alfredo de la Fe’s versions of that song, children’s favourite The Wire and gritty B’more noir Charlie & Lola, steak on a Wednesday, dancing (particularly ecstatically), dreaming, screaming until we get our way (that’s just Alula and I), ‘blueing’ and sticking, vernacular design (that would be John because I don’t even know what that means), not doing laundry, thrift store shopping, hot spring lazing, Curzon cinemas and Alex Skarsgard (ok, that last one is just mine).
Can We Live Here is our adventure, started in January 2010. We decided to ditch the day jobs in London, pack two very small rucksacks and a little child wearing a pink tutu and head off into the sunset to find a new place to live – somewhere hot, somewhere where I could lie by a pool all day writing, where John could focus on music and enterprise and design and where Alula could just be (away from the evil grip of Barbies and Disney).
Et voila. Ten months later we wound up in Bali living a hot, happy and ecstatic life, drinking lots of coconuts (ok and the odd Margarita), hanging out at the beach and where I write incessantly. John has a thriving design business in the nearby Asian metropolis of Singapore and Alula is turning into a beautiful hippy who runs free, declares her love to ‘mother earth’ and lays offerings to the Buddha and Ganesha every day.
We travel a lot because I am a vagabond at heart and because now I am an author I have a proper, adult excuse to – I uses the same excuse with John when caught watching back to back episodes of Game of Thrones or True Blood, reading young adult fiction and checking out male models on the web – it’s all very important, highly necessary research.
We want to inspire others to do what we have done – to dance into tomorrow, to follow their dreams – because it really does rock on the other side. Come join us.
Or just be in touch –
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J & S