“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

It’s Christmas Day morning so what am I doing here on the first floor, lagoon facing (western side) veranda ? Writing this Christmas Day edition of the blog that’s what! Told you I can get a bit OCD didn’t I.

I will let you know what yesterday held for Rose and I (if you are interested) but first I just want to say “Have yourself a merry little Christmas ” (OK that’s the song title for the headline out of the way!).

I mentioned in yesterday’s edition that I got an early – and most welcome- Christmas present that arrived in the post. Well yesterday Rose and I got some more early presents when Ofel Flota turned up at the house around 10.00 hours with Moses and Pablo. And our bed. And our night stands. And (yes there was more) our curtain rods. None of them were wrapped but who cared!

But it got better than the stuff just being delivered because Moses and Pablo assembled the furniture and fitted the curtain rods ( I now know what Rose is going to be doing after Christmas. Making the curtains!).


Our curtain rods.


One ‘down’, five to go!

Whilst Moses and Pablo were busy at work Ofel’s other guys continued work on our fence and concentrated their efforts on installing the final posts for the southern side of our lot.


Louis measuring to make sure that the post has been sunk to the right depth.


Rubio measuring and marking where the horizontal posts will go.


Louis with only one post to go and ready to head home for Christmas.


Looking good.


Southern side finished.

This morning Rose and I opened the Christmas presents we had got for each other and Rose, as always, included something that she had made just for me.


Soap. Is she trying to tell me something?

Santa had also chipped in with festive mugs for us each.


Very Christmassy.


And mine gets its maiden run!

When Rose opened her presents she found the bag she always wanted.


No expense spared! OK, so they gave it to me but it’s the thought that counts. And the colour suits her. And she goes there a lot. And not everyone has got one. Have I said enough?

The headline for today’s edition is based on the version recorded by The Carpenters which was track four on side one of their “Christmas Portrait” which was released in 1978. The album reached number one hundred and fourteen in the US Billboard Hot 200 chart and one hundred and four in the UK Albums Chart.


  1. I think I see a for sale sign in one of your photos – behind your fence…would you be willing to share the particulars on where that might be?

    My wife and I are toying with the idea of becoming Belize ex-pats as well…

    1. Hi Chuck.

      The property is beachfront – virtually opposite Pirate’s Restaurant and Bar- in Tres Cocos. Sundancer Properties. http://sundancerproperties.com/

      Have no idea what they are asking for it though.

      Good luck


  2. Anton says:

    Merry Christmas to all from the great frozen north Toronto Canada

    1. Thank you Anton from a wam and sunny Belize.

  3. Merry Christmas John and Rose, I hope your home and new life in Belize brings all the happiness you desire.
    All the best Abdul and Hazel. Hope to meet you both when we are Belize side.

    1. Thank you Hazel and Abdul and may you have a great Christmas too.

  4. mmmtastethis says:

    Happy Christmas, you two! 🙂 ~ Jane & Bruce

    1. Thank you . And to you two too.

    2. And to you Jane and Bruce.

  5. Alan Slater says:

    Merry Christmas Rose and John. How nice to be having it in your new home. Quite a big present!!! Enjoy.
    Alan S. & wife Pat.

    1. Thanks Alan . And we are!

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