Now we are down here and settling in, we are beginning to build our contacts up. They have a thing down here for expats called the friendship list ..which is a really good idea for getting people together and talking about where they get stuff from or what is a good place to hang out. Our first initiation was to attend the darts tournament at a local bar on the bay …i never have been much of a darts player but we went with high hopes of a win ..NEWS FLASH we need to practice more! but we faired well and caused quite a stir at one point..never the less we left after 5 hours of darts ..LOSERS! 🙂
This week we have seen two snakes ..corn snakes i think one underneath a boat we were moving and one climbing up up a friends television wire .first one slithered away at speed , the other was flicked to the ground by a rather long broom handle. A local woman we were talking to at the darts was stung in bed by a scorpion luckily on the hand, with no i’ll effects.
Whilst walking through the market we saw a pair of wellies sat on their own, it was baking hot and 36 degrees and they had H’s name written all over them! (short arse on the sole!) Now there is a saying in Belize if you see it, buy it as you’ll probably never see them again! So i Got H to try them on and BINGO they were her size and only £7. This was a cunning ploy on my behalf as if it’s raining she now has the APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR to go outside and get piss wet through 🙂
As your know we only bought 1 suitcase each, Helen’s was full of clothes and mine had a few things we wanted to bring. Now Belize is notorious for not being able to get decent lamps so i decided we would bring the very fragile Tiffany lamp, well we got it here it has a few battle scars and needs a little repair job doing on it but all in all it survived. Well i went to the hardware store for a bulb ..EASY RIGHT ..nope! they only do screw fittings no bayonet lug types Ok so i purchase the screw fitting and the bulb (remarkably the guy in the store tested it to prove it was working). Most of the stores have big signs “no guarantees , no refunds or replacements” ….thats right if you buy a brand new fridge get it home and it doesn’t work.. TOUGH LUCK …No Watch Dog Anne Robinson over here :)..so now whilst i ‘m there i might as well change the plug ..this took 10 mins to explain i just wanted a normal plug that fits in to the socket on the wall ..yep it was shit quality and i had to tape the front on..(Nope it’s not PAT tested) so they have no little plastic wire connectors so a quick twist of the wires together and a good tape job and the deed is done ..dusk starts to fall and the H says lets have the lamp on ….BANG! the house is in darkness…..we find the junction box NEW STYLE and reset . I then do a MARK 2 rewire and we are now bathing in glorious tiffany light 🙂