Posted in Belize on 12/16/2010 07:47 pm by Jayne
Before we say a fond and festive farewell to Belize, here are just a few of the things we’ve been up to over the last few months.
Christmas Day complete with tinsel.
While we waited a couple of days for those all-important visas to be processed in Belmopan, we headed to Banana Bank Lodge for some pre-festive fun n horse riding.
The Island Academy Christmas Pageant 2010 – Santa’s holiday playlist taught me a thing or two about ipods too.
Evie had her 6th birthday at the San Pedro club. The theme was VERY mermaid.
Jex and Evie at the top of Xunantunich Mayan temple where we got a good view of Guatemala.
The last time Grandad came to Xunantunich was in 1963. He was sure it was several feet higher to account for all the soil and vegetation before major excavations.
And we’re still trying to eat it.
A sophisticated moment for my 40th.
Dad proofreading my forthcoming book – ‘Belize and the Jaguar Sun King’ which is the first in the series ‘Creature Quests’
The defunct toilets at Belize Zoo. The Ladies obviously handle the hurricanes better than the Gents…
Posted in Belize on 10/02/2010 08:06 pm by Jayne
Belize has been treating us very well this year. The photos below show a few of the things we’ve been up to.
Independence day in Belize is celebrated every 21 September and the School parades and parties with style. Check out those colourful fire coral inspired head dresses.
James won the first of the San Pedro sailing Club events where local conditions were ideal for some great sailing.
The recently established wine & book club combo is working out very well.
Fried wigs is just a sample of the local food specialities here in Belize.
The Turtle Man’s retreat on Ambergris Caye is a great place to just get away from it all and sleep over the water just several metres from the reef.
We did some serious caving at Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM). It’s not for the faint hearted.
Jex’s favourite flat bread has followed us from India to Belize and from chapatti to tortilla.
Junior the jaguar at Belize Zoo. The zoo is an incredibly refreshing perspective on rescued Belizean animal life where great effort is made to ensure the layout and the enclosures are as natural as possible. Wire fencing is a pre-requisite, however.
Jex’s 7th birthday party at the local pool.
Sunset over Ambergris Caye. Nice.
Posted in Belize on 05/08/2010 08:39 pm by Jayne
We ventured off road to this vast Mayan settlement in Belize. The 1200 year old main temple called Caana is still the tallest building in Belize at 141 ft. There can’t be many countries in the world with such an old tallest building.
Posted in Belize on 05/08/2010 08:33 pm by Jayne
On a recent trip to Guatemala we popped over to Tikal for some magnificent Mayan temple viewing. Temple 1 and the resting place of Lord Chocolate sits majestically in the background.
Posted in Belize on 02/18/2010 10:37 pm by Jayne
The number of times I have tried, as a mother, to get the perfect picture of my kids. Personally, I think this comes quite close. Once again it was taken on the pier.
Posted in Belize on 02/18/2010 10:34 pm by Jayne
The sea is just a hop, skip and a jump so that’s what we do after school.
Posted in Belize on 02/18/2010 10:13 pm by Jayne
We tried our first lobster in Belize and we weren’t disappointed. The ‘blue Iguana’ bar and restaurant conducted a love poems competition as background entertainment while we ate. We gave top marks to a love affair between a black-eyed lobster and the poet. Peculiar stuff.
Posted in Belize on 02/18/2010 10:07 pm by Jayne
James has taken to a daily spot of fishing off the local pier. One time he brought back 5 or more snappers each about 15cm long. The next plan of attack is to row out to the reef and get something a little meatier. Photos to come.
Posted in Belize on 01/25/2010 08:15 am by Jayne
We managed a few days hanging out by the Caribbean sea while we investigated home rental opportunities, schooling etc etc in Belize. Nice.
And another one …
Jex managed a spot of coconut tree climbing in between school.
Posted in France on 01/25/2010 08:08 am by Jayne
Viewing the Eiffel was a good start to 2010. We even considered the chilly prospect of joining the lengthy queues to get a better view of Paris before we thought better of it.