On Wednesday I turned 40. My sister and a bunch of girlfriends came down to Belize from New York to celebrate with me for a week, and they rented a house in Caye Caulker. We played in the pool, swam in the sea, ate, drank, danced, sang songs and had an awesome time. It was fun and relaxing and silly, and just what I needed. It was exactly how I wanted to spend my birthday. Continue reading “40”
Today is Labour Day in Belize, or International Workers’ Day as it’s observed in many other countries. The first day of May is also a traditional celebration of the spring season in some cultures. While I don’t formally celebrate either of these holidays, I am reflecting on the themes inspired by both – growth, renewal, and honoring the work that sustains us. Continue reading “Labour Day”
Ok, maybe this post title is misleading. Continue reading “Netflix & Chill”
When Ro and I talked about how we wanted to spend Christmas, we decided that we both wanted it to be a relaxing day at home with lots of eating and drinking. Today has been just that, laid-back with a bit of festivity – ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’, a little gift opening, sweet snacks and hot buttered rum. Perfect. Continue reading “Christmas In Belize & Full Moon In Cancer”
This is Ro’s and my first Christmas in Belize.
The holiday is widely celebrated here, and for weeks I’ve been seeing homes and shops decorated with various Christmas-sy things, which has been amusing and a bit strange, mainly because it’s so hot and sunny and seeing this against the backdrop of palm trees is so different from what I’m used to. Like this tree that went up in the center of town last week: Continue reading “New & Old Traditions”
I have become a rum drinker.
Y’all know I was never ordering rum when I lived in New York. For a while I avoided all dark liquors because I thought they made me aggressive. Then I learned to drink whisky, and my life was changed. Continue reading “Pure Class”
I just celebrated my 39th birthday. It was awesome and I’m still
recovering celebrating. It was also Jamaul’s birthday over the weekend, and two of our very dear friends came to Belize from New York to join in the festivities. Continue reading “39”