“Walking Back to Happiness” in Ambergris Caye, Belize.

Enjoyed a beautiful breezy early (got out there just after 4 am – early to bed, early to rise) morning on the veranda yesterday. Caught up with the UK news – paying special attention to the Sports’ pages to see if Arsenal had made any early forays in the transfer market (nope).

Up-to-date with the news I then gave the instructions (online) to FC Exchange to pay Benny’s for the appliances that we have ordered for our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize. With the payment made I now just need to organise the barge delivery from Belize City to Ambergris Caye. Another task to go on to the ‘to do list’.

Rose and I (well Rose more than me) then spent time finalising the designs for the closets in the ‘master bedroom’ in the Ground Floor self-contained apartment and the First Floor bedroom (Rose’s handicraft room) for our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize. We will review these one more time to make certain that we are ‘happy’ with them before sending them to Daniel Camal our building contractor. Just the designs for our respective walk-in closets on the Second Floor to be done now!

With our ‘office based’ tasks out of the way Rose and I set off to visit our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize and parked the golf cart just south of the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge for the walk across it and were pleased to see that the repair work was underway.


The southern side.


Plates being removed.

It didn’t take us too long to complete the half mile walk but we were quite hot by the time we got there. It didn’t bother us though because we feel like we are walking back to happiness ( OK I agree this is probably my worst segue for a headline yet).

When we got there we didn’t stop for a rest though. We wanted to see what progress had been made so we went straight up the ramp to the Ground Floor where we could see that Martin had just finished applying the final coat of cement to the last of the columns.


With no other action we headed up the steps to the First Floor where we saw straight away that work had started on laying the final coat of cement for the veranda


And to our right Eduardo was working his way towards us.


Straight ahead of us Jose’s assistant (will find out his name today) was well on the way in fitting the ceiling grids in the bedroom (Rose’s handicraft room).



Having finished fitting the ‘grids in the living room area.


From the living room we could see that the floor for the veranda (on the lagoon side) had been finished.


We could hear activity on the Second Floor but with no access from within we descended the stairs and walked around to the back of the house. On the way out though we old see a sailing boat going by.



Taken from where our front door will be.

Around the back of the house we looked up and could see Nicholas busy at work on his own laying the final course of cement for the western ( lagoon) veranda.



The headline is based on the 1961 single by (the then) fifteen year old Helen Shapiro which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart but only number one hundred in the US Billboard Hot 100.


  1. kathi moore says:

    No thanks. I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on what I was doing!

    1. I’ll take that the right way Kathi!

  2. kathi moore says:

    Would you mind if I got your front door views enlarged and hung them in my “studio” window so I could pretend while sitting at my craft table, I would be able to see what you see?

    1. Of course you can Kathi. Want me in the view !

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