First of all I want to apologise for including the same photo twice in yesterday’s edition. I know quite a few of you love (sic) the rebar photos. And you cannot have too much of a good thing! But it was just plain sloppiness on my part.
Rainy spells for much of the morning allied to the fact that the dreaded Spurs stole ( OK I am a little biased) three points from West Bromwich Albion made for an uninspiring morning. That was until I heard the sound of drums in the distance.
I got my camera and went to sit on the veranda and very shortly after this the cause of the drumming appeared, it was the Island Bonita Marching Band on a charity drive on the beach to raise funds to buy uniforms.
Where else but Belize can you sit on your veranda and see sights (and hear sounds – but cannot share these with you) like these?
Marching with the holidaymakers.
That’s the way to bang the drum.
A little routine just for me.
A study of concentration.
Hit the skin.
Suitably impressed by these kids who were going to bang the drums all day to raise funds Rose and I headed off to our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize to see if the plumber/electrician had completed the necessary pipe work in advance of the concrete pour for the First Floor. As I hit the top of the stairs (OK not stairs yet but they feel like it) I could see straight away that the work had been started.
Pipes in place on the northern side of the house.
A close- up.
Nearly finished on the western (lagoon) side of the house.
To protect himself from the rain showers the plumber/election had erected a shelter.
Not much protection from a driving rain.
Whilst up on the floor I could also see that they had completed fixing the base forms for the southern veranda.
Ready for the pour.
The plumber/electrician will finish off his work tomorrow and the rest of the guys will fit the remainder of the forms ready for the pour on Tuesday as long as the weather is reasonable.
The headline is based on the seventh track of Todd Rundgren’s 1982 album ‘The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect’. The single, ‘Bang the Drum All Day’, reached number twenty-nine in the Mainstream Rock Chart.