Category - Home Ownership

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Making moves and film debuts
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Settling in to our new lives-BEElize it
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Hello strangers
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Our New Belizean House…and you can stay with us!!

Making moves and film debuts

In my assessment it’s been a whirlwind of a week! Of course, you may not agree with my assessment because I’m used to a much slower pace than most other people but it seemed like we were going going going the past few days. I’m probably in need of a few lazy beach days and margaritas to recover- note to self to pencil that in to my calendar. And the beach has been gorgeous! Look how calm clean clear! So, what have I been busy with you ask?…

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Settling in to our new lives-BEElize it

So, we’ve been settling in to life here in Placencia village; and in to our home/ guesthouse. Which we renamed Driftwood Gardens by the way. General upkeep of a home here is enough to keep one busy most days but we’ve also done some significant and minor upgrades to take this traditional Belizean style house to the next level of comfort.  We replaced the old wooden louver windows with glass ones (DM me if you want to hear our Peter’s Glass horror story and scathing review; I won’t…

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Hello strangers

Oh my word it’s been a long time since I’ve posted!  I plan on rectifying that- on reviving this little blog.  So what has been happening since our move?  Plenty! We proudly celebrated our first September Celebrations in Belize- it’s almost as if you can’t throw a stone in  Belize during this month without hitting a party or parade.  The big days being the 10th– St George’s Caye Day.  And the 21st– Belize Independence Day. We also celebrated our first Halloween And our first “big fat American” Thanksgiving…

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Our New Belizean House…and you can stay with us!!

So on June 28th we actually moved into our new house, Bamboo Gardens. It was exactly 4 weeks to the day from when we first saw the house. Pretty quick for sure. On that morning the utilities were switched into our names. This was done much differently than in the states. Phil and the seller Bob just walked 5 minutes north to the Electric and Water Companies. The companies share the same building and employees. Phil just showed his passport to open an account and then transferred each…

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