“Drive” but not in Ambergris Caye, Belize.

When pulling yesterday’s edition together I forgot to include a photo I took when Rose and I were at the Farmers Market in Dallas and have no real reason for including it today other than it amused us.


Was this Old MacDonald away from his farm for the day?

We have had a good stay at the hotel we have been at for the last six nights. Good room, fairly good choice for breakfast (and lots of it) and fairly centrally located. One thing I will not miss though is the unusually high bed. As our stay progressed I found the easiest way to get in to the bed was via a Fosbury Flop routine. Getting out of bed was just a case of putting the legs over the side and launching myself. Both proved to be very effective.

Thought I had really started to get my body clock back into sync when I woke up at 5.45 am this morning that is until I found out that the clock had gone forward by an hour for the start of Daylight Saving Time so it was really 6.45 am! Cant win.

We showered, dressed, packed our cases and then had breakfast and by 9.45 am (I am a very slow eater – good for the digestion so they say) and it was time to drive to our next stop, Austin. En route though we took a detour to visit Georgetown to visit Tribal Impressions where I intended to buy myself a pair of Minnetonka moccasins or a pair of Native American moccasins. But, like most other stores in the historic town square, it was closed. Bummer. I thought all stores in America opened on Sunday. Back there tomorrow and hello ‘Johnny Fleet of Foot’!


A really picturesque old church just off the Town Square.

In addition to a return drive to Georgetown to get my moccasins Rose and I are heading to Liberty Hill to look at golf carts. A report of our experience will appear in Tuesday’s edition.

Enough of the enthralling adventures of Rose and John because now it is time for an update on our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize.

With no work today (or tomorrow for that matter) I am using the mini library of photos that Daniel Camal, our building contractor, sent to me yesterday.


Stairwell/Master Bedroom wall. The aperture to the right is where the door will go.


Master Bedroom wall on the northern side.


Master Bedroom through to the walk-in closets and bathrooms (mine is on the right).


No real action going on. Just an excuse to include a picture of the guys. I know they expect it now!


First coat of plaster completed for the store room on the Ground Floor.


Stairwell walls in the south-west corner taking shape.


Another excuse to feature the guys.

The headline is based on the 1984 song by The Cars. It reached number three in the US Billboard Hot 100 and number five in the UK Singles Chart. After being used as the backing track for a montage at Live Aid in 1985 it was re-released and this time reached number four in the UK Singles Chart.


  1. tom says:

    Things are looking to be taking shape skyward. Hope the weather, work crews and you two are very happy and conforming to a good life in Belize.

    1. Yep,looking good thanks Tom. Life is good. As to us conforming. ???

  2. Harry the Hornet says:

    Don’t blame the height of the bed. It’s doubtless no problem for people over five feet tall. Heigh-Ho!

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