Never What You Expect: My Life in Belize

A while ago I wrote a post called 15 Things No One Told You About Living in Belize – and then I updated it again a year or so later.  It’s a list of ideas that keep growing. Because the thing that I didn’t really GET when I moved down here in 2007 – just toKeep reading »

Souvenirs! A Walk Through the San Pedro Artisan Market

Yesterday I visited the San Pedro Artisan Market for the first time ever.  Well…that’s not exactly true.  The booths were located in Central Park for years…under a large palapa.  But a few years back, they moved to the new location on Back Street. (Here’s a blog post about the move in December 2015 and aKeep reading »

Christmas in Belize: December on Ambergris Caye

“It just doesn’t feel like Christmas without cold weather” – says everyone who is NOT in the Caribbean for the holidays. I don’t know about you…but I certainly that I don’t need wet, frozen socks or a 45 minute search for a parking spot at the jam-packed mall or a runny nose to get inKeep reading »

Beautiful Maria And Her New Fruit Stand

Maria has been a part of my life in San Pedro since I arrived here over 12 years ago.  Whether I saw her every day (I lived across the street from her fruit stand for quite a while) or just every few months now that I’m on the other end of the island, she isKeep reading »

Ear Muffs & Mule Carts: Snapshots of My Week in Belize

Each year – about this time, the weather abruptly shifts.  We go from BLAZING HOT and humid to the first cold front of the year. Just a shift in wind and a few degrees drop in temperature and those who live here get out sweatshirts and thick socks and confound all the tourists. I walked theKeep reading »

My Favorite Property on Ambergris Caye is Open: Tuto Belize

Back in May I headed over to my neighbor’s property to take a few photos.  My neighbor’s property is epic – an overused word but fitting for this spot on this ever growing island.  2000 feet of basically untouched beach front on North Ambergris Caye, 8 miles.  Take a look at some of the photosKeep reading »

My 49 Year Old Boyfriend Had a Heart Attack In Belize

About one week ago, Jeff was laying in a hospital bed at the Cardiac Center at Buttonwood Bay in Belize City recovering from a heart attack.  He had a brand new 4mm x 18mm (less than an inch in length) stent – or titanium tube – placed in a major offshoot of his left anteriorKeep reading »

The Most Gorgeous Pool Day at Las Terrazas Resort

Last week – on one particularly gorgeous HOT October day, I decided to visit one of the most beautiful pools on Ambergris Caye.  A few hours lounging in and out of the pool with lunch and a few mocktails.   It’s absolute heaven at Las Terrazas Resort. The photos say it all but the resort –Keep reading »

Three Belize Brands & Products That Might Get Me Traveling!

There is so much going on across Belize – and my favorite way to see it all is Instagram.  Following people that travel the country or just skimming thru the pictures of those visiting…it’s a great way to check out the entire country. Like Chef Sean Kuylen visiting a seaweed farm on one of theKeep reading »

Gorgeous HOT Weather, Sad Dogs, Losers and A Hospital?

Jeff is out of town and when I’m not busy taking semi-staged, sad dog pictures to forward him… Subject:  Dad, My Days are Empty Without You – Frannie Subject:  When Are You Coming Home Dad? -Elsie I’ve been out and about running ERRANDS.  Food and hardware shopping for the camp…blogging and writing projects for me…whatKeep reading »

Halloween JUST Snuck Up On Me This Year!

Halloween is HUGE In San Pedro Belize.  But this year….it’s fallen off my radar.  Maybe it’s the fact that it falls on Wednesday? Leaves you wondering WHAT weekend it will be celebrated on? So I went thru some of my old photos of Halloween’s past. And took a photo of the ONE Halloween decoration thatKeep reading »

Fight Night! MMA Comes To San Pedro Belize

Though I know it exists and I know it is wildly popular…I have never ever seen a UFC fight or an MMA fight. Fighting?  It’s not my thing.  Randy “Macho Man” Savage and Hulk Hogan are the last fighters to appear on my radar screen.  Probably the late 80s, when my little brother was wayKeep reading »

Cake and Other Things On Ambergris Caye

Mid October and things are quiet on Ambergris Caye.  We are muddling through the low season (arguably at the slowest September to US Thanksgiving).  Businesses are starting to re-open after vacations and renovations.  The news cycle – at least MY news cycle – is slow. The tropical unrest that was hovering off the coast ofKeep reading »

THE BEACH IS BACK! And Other Friday in San Pedro Snapshots

There is only one thing to talk about right now.  The plague has subsided.  The sargasso has stopped…for a few days now.  Since the Tropical Depression that turned into Hurricane Michael breezed by us. LOOK!  The sea floor! I won’t get too cocky but I’ll show you some pictures.  The water isn’t TOTALLY clear yet…thereKeep reading »

The New Mirabs Department Store: WOW in Belize City

My alarm went off at 4:45am and then again at 4:50am. I do NOT get out of bed this early for just anything.  But yesterday was something I’ve been looking forward to for a while.  ESPECIALLY since I got a sneak preview less than one month ago and WAS NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE PHOTOS INSIDE!!!Keep reading »

Gorgeous Flowers, Pacas Preppy and Dodging Michael

Happy Sunday. This morning I awoke to a coolish breeze – had me reaching for my quiltie last night – and a… You might want to be seated for this. …a clear-ish beach. Far from perfect…and perhaps just swept out to sea for a day or two but it was a sight for sore eyes.Keep reading »