Susan Hawker : I am doing her Eulogy today and I would like to pass on my thanks to all at the Mandira. I have not had time to fill in the feedback but would you pass this on for me please. I think this says it all.Sue
That woman is a success who has lived well, who has gained the respect of men and woman and the love of children; who has filled her niche and accomplished her task, who leaves the world better than she found it, who has never lacked appreciation of earths beauty or failed to express it; who always looked for the best in others and always gave the best she could.
THIS WAS OUR FRIEND
Kathy was a very loyal friend to me and to many others. I especially admired her strength of character in being there for her parents in their last years. She gave back to them what they had given to her. This was Kathy
She loved our time in Bali and especially staying at the Mandira. She enjoyed the lounge upstairs which overlooked the ocean and for Kathy it was just a lovely space to be.
Not long before her Mums passing Kathy arrived in Bali and she was like a zombie.
She was caring for her Mum, work was really busy and she could hardly move or talk. All she wanted to do was stay up in that lounge at the Mandira and she did this for three days, reading, sleeping and enjoyed all the benefits that went being long time guests . When she had decided enough rest she was sitting on the edge of the pool reading her book with Kerrie and I chatting when we looked up just in time to see Kathys book go into the pool as she had dozed off sitting up She had not quiet recovered her energy. We were always comfortable in each others presence and allowed each other to just be. We had our bucket lists and for Kathy horse riding and riding a motor bike were on her list and she did this in Bali.
I was in Bali when Kathy passed and the staff at the Mandira were in total shock as we had been there in Febuary. They talked about Mum Kathy with so much love and affection.They had so much respect for Mum Kathy
Kathy lived life simply with no pretension. She loved her Family and Friends. She gave encouragement and support to us all.
Kathy was a gentle woman who lived with grace and dignity and her spirit will live in you and me.
our long time repeat guests
Some of our long time repeat guests enjoying their favorite place on the planet. Friendship knows no boundaries from Germany to Australia to Bali
Brad and Kerry
Teary, teary, teary with joy while at looking our beautiful people once again, aren’t they adorable? They sent us this picture and said: “Hi, Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Bali Mandira and all their staff for helping us have our amazing wedding on the 21st of September 2013.
The venue, the food, the service and everything else was just perfect. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Also a huge thank you to the wonderful Ani, you are one in a million! Much love, Brad and Kerry xxx”
Cooking class .
Two lovely German ladies enjoying our cooking class yesterday. Learning nasi goreng, curries and gado-gado!
From our guest Marissa Charles: “Just wanted to thank all of the staff at Bali mandira for helping us to throw an amazing dream wedding! The food was fantastic, service was second to none and the venue was just gorgeous! A big thank you to ani for putting up with my hundreds of emails, and making sure everything was just perfect!”
~ One of the most moving “love letters” we have ever received, we pretty much got teary eyed! ~ Here:
Hello Bali Mandira,
I just wanted to write and say thank you so much. Me and my new wife had our wedding there only a few weeks ago and it was so perfect. All the staff were so nice and the day was just perfect, Annie the wedding planner did a fantastic job and everything was just as my wife Rosie wanted it. Your IT staff helped my uncle with WIFI to live stream the wedding back to Perth for my mum who couldn’t make it, which was so nice. I have stayed with you guys on a few times now and have never been disappointed , I proposed to my wife at a romantic dinner on your grass area, and now married her there also. Thank you for such a great time and I could only wish I was still there, hopefully me and my wife can make it back soon to get to use your new pool as it only finished the day before the wedding. Also please feel free to use any of our wedding photos on your website if you would like.
PS : Look at them in this picture! Aren’t they just beautiful beyond words?
“Big kids” having fun too at the water slides. As sent us by repeat guests Gavin Caporn and Cindee Caporn from Australia.