“So You Win Again” in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

Slowly getting back to normal but have started writing this edition Sunday lunchtime. The reason for the early start on it is that I have an appointment on Monday at the Dental Center in Belize City at 08.00 hours. The appointment , which is with Doctor Hernandez who visits the Dental Center once a month,will result (hopefully) in a solution being diagnosed for the implant that didn’t ‘take’ (I’ll let you know in a future edition if one was found or not).

Having made a start on this edition I took time out to watch Arsenal play against Galatasaray in the Emirates Cup (before my ‘friends’ in the UK rush to post a comment, yes I do know that we (Arsenal) have to run our own cup competition to try and win something). We didn’t play particularly well and it was no great surprise that we lost to two Didier Drogba goals (he always scores against Arsenal). Whenever he plays it is a case of shouting ‘so you win again’. If only he had played for Arsenal!

Time now to step back a day and let you know what Rose and I saw when we went to our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize at around 15.15 hours on Saturday.

As we pulled in to our lot we could hear a grinding noise (and this time it wasn’t our golf cart) and looking up saw that a guy was at work removing excess concrete from the aperture for the sliding window (door) for the bedroom (Rose’s handicraft room) on the First Floor.



Haven’t a clue who it was because he had (sensibly) covered his face to protect himself from the dust.

Before going in to the house we noticed that quite close to where we had parked the ‘cart was a trailer and on it was the granite for the kitchens and bathrooms.


Once up on the First Floor we saw that Christopher had completed laying the full floor tiles for the Utility Room.


Just the edges and the grouting to go.

We then went up to the Second Floor and found that the ceiling for the veranda (western -facing the lagoon) had been painted.


Needs the lights to be installed now.

Inside the house Ernesto had made very good progress on my bathroom and had finished laying the tiles for the shower floor.


Floor finished. Now for the seat and the remaining row of wall tiles. The effect is just what I was hoping for.

We then headed down to the Ground Floor to the self-contained apartment where Rene is laying the floor tiles for the kitchen/living room. He has ‘broken the back’ of the tiling and now has about a eighth of the area to go.


Looking from south-east to north-west.


Looking from south-west to north-east.

In the corner of the room we saw that the mirrors for the bathrooms had arrived.


Mirrors safely crated.

Out in the garden, in the shade of the trees near the bodega the welder had been at work on the railings for the western side of the Second Floor.


It is going to be very interesting to see how the guys get the railings up on to the Second Floor. They look very heavy.

Got to bring this edition to a conclusion now because I have to get ready to catch the 06.00 hours Caye Caulker Water Taxi service to Belize City for my dental appointment.

The headline for today’s edition is based on the 1977 single by Hot Chocolate which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart and number thirty-one in the US Billboard Hot 100.


  1. Ab & Hazel Ahmad says:

    It’s looking good you guys 🙂 I can’t believe hw fast your progress is and I keep saying look Ab.

    1. Thanks Hazel. It cannot be finished soon enough for us!

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