“Baby Boy” in Ambergris Caye, Belize.

A really lazy morning for me yesterday. A couple of email exchanges with Benny’s in respect of appliances (oven(range for non UK readers), microwave and refrigerator) for the Ground Floor self-contained apartment of our build in Ambergris Caye,Belize to fully understand the quotation that they sent me and my administrative tasks for the day were completed. Easy.

I next took a drive to the lots that we have in Fire Coral Street (the San Pablo area) to see if the area in front of them had been cleared of the car carcasses that were there when I last visited. Pleased to say that all of the broken down vehicles had been removed (OK some of the parts e.g. an engine had been dumped on our land to join the brush and plastic bags) and it was a lot,lot more presentable. Perhaps my letter to the Mayor (even though it did not receive the courtesy of a response) may have worked after all.

Rose and I had thought that our visit to our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize yesterday would -because of the planned one/two week closure of the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge- mean parking the golf cart on the southern side and walking (the bridge will be operational for pedestrian and bicycle access) the half mile to the house. I had picked up the news though (when taking my daily read of the Ambergris Caye Forum) that the closure has been delayed until midnight on Saturday.

We got there slightly earlier than usual at around 2.15 pm to not unsurprisingly find the guys busy laying the finishing coat of cement for the floors.


Hallway for the First Floor entrance.


From another angle.

A walk-around the house using the veranda and we could see that they had started to strike the lines on the northern veranda.


And once we got around to the western (lagoon) side we could see that they had nearly finished laying the floor for the kitchen/dining room areas.


We spent a little time talking to Nicholas about the next stages of the build and during the course of our chat we found out that his baby boy Nathan Nicholas) is due to be born next Monday. Looks like Nicholas might be missing for a day or two next week!

We then took (OK we climbed) the scaffold up to the Second Floor and saw that they had made a good start on laying the floor for the Master Bedroom).


And had also made a good start on Rose’s bathroom.


Where the toilet will go.


Vanity unit area.

Down on the Ground Floor Jose had started work on creating shelving in the shower area for the larger of the (for the ‘master bedroom’) two en-suite bathrooms in the self-contained apartment.


Blue arrow indicates where another shelf will be created and the blue arrow shows where a recessed shelf will be made.

Whilst we were down on the Ground Floor Daniel Camal, our building contractor, arrived and we were able to tell him that we would like a set of steps built from the veranda for the ‘master bedroom’ to ground level. It’s a change that Rose and I had been debating for a number of weeks and one that we feel we just have to make to provide ease off access to the garden.


The red arrow indicates where the stairs will be built.

As we left we could see that Alfredo had virtually finished laying the blocks to fill in the gap between the first flight of the entrance stairway.


The headline is based on the 2003 single by Beyonce (featuring Sean Paul) which reached number one in the US Billboard Hot 100 and number two in the UK Singles Chart.


  1. Sam Crowe says:

    Looking fabulous! Love the views……..XXX

    1. Thanks Sam. Hope all is good for you.

  2. kathi moore says:

    How are the outside stairs and all the veranda floor areas going to finished? Just curious…

  3. Jane says:

    Lovely progress as always, John!

    1. Ceilings soon Jane. Then we can really start to get a feel for the rooms.

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