Archive - 2020

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All Aboard the Cheddar Train
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Winner Winner- Everyone Gets a Chicken Dinner
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Trapped in Paradise- Quarantine Chronicles from Placencia part 2
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Trapped in Paradise- Quarantine Chronicles from Placencia
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Do you know the Granola Man?
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Whiskers and Wine- a fundraiser for the Placencia Humane Society
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School Fieldtrip to Outback Trails
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Turtle Inn Resort with Kids
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Keeping a Kid Busy in Belize
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Fun, sun, and rum- on the Caribbean Sea

All Aboard the Cheddar Train

Last week it was chickens, this week it was cheese. I was so pleased to be able to organize a bulk purchase of delicious cheddar from Western Dairies. The premise was simple: buy a pound give a pound free. Instead of buying retail for your family this week you could buy from my makeshift co-op and get twice as much- take your family’s cheese and donate the extra pound to our community food pantries. Win win.

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Winner Winner- Everyone Gets a Chicken Dinner

Through the altruism and generosity of people here and abroad, the peninsula’s food banks have been well stocked with staples such as flour, beans, eggs, and rice. With this week’s Quality Poultry promotion, several hundred at-risk families were given chickens

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Trapped in Paradise- Quarantine Chronicles from Placencia part 2

It’s day 10 of lockdown in Belize. I know loads of other countries have been living this reality much longer than we have but I’m still wrapping my head around the changes we’re observing. Placencia went from tourist hub to ghost town in the blink of an eye.

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Trapped in Paradise- Quarantine Chronicles from Placencia

Belize was well behind the rest of the world on the Covid 19 curve and it nearly seemed as though it might peter out before this little jewel was directly impacted. But alas, as the ball really got rolling with our North American neighbors, Belize started taking tentative steps towards self-preservation.

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Do you know the Granola Man?

Muffin man?  No, the granola guy!  One of the friendly faces you should know, Mr. Evan, aka the granola man.  You can find Evan roaming the village several days a week carrying his box and bags of homemade, healthy, all-natural granola products for sale. My super picky eater, Mitch, has literally gone days with his only solid food being Evan’s granola bars.  He has loose granola for cereal and to sprinkle on yogurt as well as individually wrapped bars.  Flavors include Almond, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Mitch’s favorite: Chocolate…

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School Fieldtrip to Outback Trails

Peninsula International Academy held their annual class trip for the younger grades to Outback Trails and Farm.  Located midway between Hopkins and the Placencia junction, Outback is easy to reach; making it a great option for horseback riding and taking in the scenery of the Maya Mountains from either of these popular tourists’ destinations.  We all boarded a bus for the quick ride out to the farm. The first thing we did was visit the goat nursery pen.  This area is specifically for birthing and nursing mothers- a…

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Turtle Inn Resort with Kids

Turtle Inn, a Coppola Family Hideaway Resort (yes Coppola, as in Francis Ford Coppola, the famous film director/ wine maker/ a bunch of other things), in Placencia is eco-luxury high-end rustic dreamy indulgence.  I envision well dressed, gym-toned, expensive smelling people lounging around in big sunglasses drinking vintage wines when I envision a vacation at Turtle Inn.  But did you know they also cater to families (not just pseudo celebs and venture capitalists)?!?  Our little guy, Mitch, and his friends had the distinct pleasure of attending a Turtle…

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Fun, sun, and rum- on the Caribbean Sea

Floatchella, a fundraiser for the peninsula volunteer fire department, was huge fun and a massive success. The event is, in essence, a floating bar crawl through the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea around picturesque Placencia. It’s basically a perfect day.

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