“It’s My Lazy Day” in Ambergris Caye, Belize.

In readiness for the eventual move to our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize Rose has been putting her ‘green fingers’ to work.

Having already nurtured one coconut plant (Marley) so that we were able to repatriate it (him) to our land, Rose is now bringing on some cuttings and seeds for the front and back gardens for our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize.



Like a mini nursery!

Didn’t really do a great deal yesterday morning aside from ‘phoning Richard at Benny’s to make sure that I had the right catalogue numbers for the LED conversion socket we need for the recessed lights for our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize. It’s my lazy day this week!

When you are doing nothing it is sometimes difficult to know where the time goes, but it just does and it was 3.45 pm when Rose and I set off to visit our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize.

On parking the golf cart just south of the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge we could see that although the repair work is not yet complete (the Mayor announced yesterday on TV that it will be re-opened at 6 am on Friday morning) it was being used for pedestrian and bicycle traffic.


They have still got to remove the old floor plates and paint the underside but it is nearly there and it is so much easier to cross.


Once over the bridge Rose and I enjoyed a brisk walk to our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize and got there around 4.10 pm and went straight to the Ground Floor where we could see that Rolando, assisted by Rafael (aka The Frog) was running the wiring for the lights in the kitchen/living room area of the self-contained apartment.


Couldn’t get in to the room so the photo was taken through the ‘window’.

Up on the First Floor José and Alfonso had nearly completed fixing the plycem ceiling boards on the southern veranda but had moved to start work fixing the boards on the western (lagoon) veranda.


Southern veranda.


José and Alfonso at work on the western veranda.


José making sure that the measurement is correct.

Around the back (western side) of the house Nicholas and Eduardo were busy erecting scaffolding so that they can apply the finishing coat of cement to the underside of the First Floor veranda.


Does Nicholas think its a climbing frame?


Setting up the scaffolding for the south-western corner.

I think that Nicholas was trying to tell the rest of the guys something with his choice of ‘T’ shirt for the day!


Hope he got the pay rise to go with the ‘T’ shirt!

Work on the stairs from the veranda for the ‘master’ bedroom of the self-contained apartment had also progressed.



Concrete poured.

Just around the corner on the northern side of the house good progress was being made on the septic tank/soak-away.



Form boards for the ‘roof’ of the ‘tank nearly complete.

The headline for today’s edition is based on track two of the 1983 album by Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson entitled “Pancho & Lefty” which reached number one in the US Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number thirty-seven in the US Billboard 200 chart.


  1. Emily says:

    The bridge looks amazing! Wish I had gotten a chance to roll over those nice hardwood boards on my bicycle a time or two! The build is coming along nicely too.

    1. Yes, it does look good Emily. Looking forward to going over it in the cart on Friday. As to house, really looking forward to the windows arriving. Then the finishing touches can start in earnest.

  2. Janice says:

    I suggest Rose get a lime tree and Plumerias started, but lime tree a definite plus.

    1. Good idea Janice. I’ll get Rose ‘on the case”!

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