Quarantine Chronicles- Caribbean Crafts

Quarantine Chronicles part… I’m not even sure anymore, I’ve lost count. We aren’t truly in “quarantine” any longer since Belize re-opened the international airport on Oct 1 and then announced they were scraping the safe corridor/ closed loop tourism thing two weeks after that. But we aren’t footloose and fancy free either; regulations and restrictions persist (will these kids EVER return to school?!) and many businesses have chosen to stay shuttered rather than try and navigate the ever changing SI’s for operating.

We’ve been holding down the fort here at Driftwood Gardens. Our Gold Standard application was approved by the Belize Tourism Board and we finally finished the work we wanted to do on the 1-bedroom apartment. How cute did it turn out?!

After much trial and error, I perfected my sourdough recipe- the trick was to half the proofing time and never kneed (only fold). I made magnets from shells and bottle caps, I painted, I cooked, I repurposed conch shells as planters, and I got in to macramé!

I wish I could say I discovered a deep rooted artistic talent but sadly, all my crafts are just mediocre. The bread though- that’s a hobby I’ll continue and I plan on gifting every guest a soft, chewy loaf of freshly baked sourdough upon arrival.

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Megan Rodden

never met a vacation she didn't like. Megan is a self-centered, snarky, unambitious derelict... like most of her peers.

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