“Fashion” in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

If you’re a regular reader of my blog I suppose it’s a bit like waiting for a bus (I’m not suggesting that my blog is anywhere near as important as a bus by the way). You wait an absolute age for one and then, blow me, another one follows straight behind it!

After a prolonged absence I appear to be back in the groove (no that’s not a link for the headline). Out on the veranda -the western, lagoon facing one- with a mug of black coffee and the iPad. The big difference of late though is that I’ve had to wear a windcheater (a windjammer for non UK readers) to protect myself from the early morning chill.

I obviously hadn’t protected myself enough against this change in temperature though because I managed (I haven’t a clue why/how so don’t ask!) to catch a cold which gave me some pain (it was more than discomfort I assure you) in my ear (the left one).

I didn’t let this affect my normal routines though. I mean I’m a big boy. Well actually Im neither big or a boy but you know what I mean. So after showering, shaving and getting dressed I headed off to ‘Town for breakfast at Estel’s Dine By the Sea. Very pleasant it was too.

With the important stuff out of the way (feeding me) it was time to pick up on some chores and number one on the list (I didn’t actually have a list because my memory is still pretty good) was picking up my voters ID card.


Now that’s what you call a ‘mug’ shot!

They managed to elongate my face for the photo and reduce my height for the information on the reverse side of the card.


Hope they don’t measure me when I go to vote. But if they’re looking for people to star in a Snow White pantomime I’m in!

When I got home I was feeling decidedly rough so I took an ibuprofen tablet and went to bed and slept for a couple of hours and when I woke up ‘hey presto’ I felt much, much better. Who said men suffer from ‘man flu’!

This ‘miracle’ recovery on my part meant that Rose and I were able to go to Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar and Grill to watch and support the Boxes of Joy Fashion Show, the brainchild of Shantelle Pascascio to raise funds to buy toys for less privileged children of San Pedro.

Now I’m normally a bit like Barry Norman when it comes to children because like him ” I like children but I couldn’t eat a whole one”, but this event is something else.

Anyway enough with the words, how about a few photos.


Packed crowd patiently waiting for the show to start.


Miss San Pedro gets things underway.


And the show starts with a bang.

Now I could litter the following series of photos with ‘cute’, ‘awesome’, ‘gorgeous’ and other superlatives but I’ve fought off the urge and will leave you to fill in the gaps.
















Now that’s what you call attitude. The RIGHT attitude.

The headline for today’s edition is based on the single released in 1980 by David Bowie which reached number five in the UK Singles Chart and number seventy in the US Billboard Hot 100.


  1. itsacyn7 says:

    Yes John I too have to admit (we’ve been here since the 5th) I wish I hadn’t unpack my warmer jacket at the last minute before leaving Connecticut (which was only 28 degrees- that morning). Nevertheless we are having a wonderful time here…have pasted your home a few times now – looking lovely as ever! Wish you had bought your business last year – we would have gone through you when we purchased our land,,,well congrats anyways and much luck for a prosperous first year!

    1. Hi Cynthia. Well at least it’s much warmer now. I’m stuck with the cold though for a few more days!
      You never know, you might want to buy again. And we’re here for you if you do. Please!!!!

  2. Wes Witt says:

    That’s Windbreaker for us Yanks.

    1. Noted Wes. Next time it gets cold…

    2. I sit corrected Wes.

  3. wassuu says:

    Oh, How I remember those “cold” fronts John, we are in a permanent one here till about March, clearly you are fully aclimatised now to be noticing them so much. Looking forward to the draw here Monday

    1. Hi Matt. Yeh, I think as we passed the 2 1/2 year mark a drop in temperature is much more noticeable. I’m sure that I could get used to a cold British winter but I don’t want to. Or need to. Keep warm.

  4. Champion says:

    Be well Master East.

    1. Thank you Champion. I’ve already recovered. Too stupid to be unwell for too long!

  5. Eric scott says:

    Glad to hear you’ re feeling better John…yay!
    Curious though, what would your name be? There is no Johnny.

    1. You’ve got me on that one Eric.

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s