So 2013 ended, it’s been a GREAT year , paradise could not be any better , it finished on a high for 3 reasons . Firstly an annoyance in our lives has decided to move ,it turns out to be the icing on the cake , we may even get normal neighbours , fingers crossed 🙂 … secondly we went to a New Years Eve party which was at a local development called of all things TAMPON COVE , we all took a dish of food drank copious amounts of rum ( no change there) listen to festive music (Barf) and ended playing poker ,which was a real laugh , i was doing great until Queen Elizabeth( she was as old and wearing a tiara) tricked me, into going all in and CRUSHED me 🙂 ….. At midnight we were promised a firework spectacle to remember from the near by city of Chetumal, just across the border in Mexico… We saw 5 rockets heard 2 air bombs and then the finale …TWO bright glowing orbs … In fact some of party goers had lit cigarettes which out shone anything we had seen 🙂 . There was some ridiculous talk of jumping in the pool , some of the girls didn’t have swim wear or under wear, as it turned out , so skinny dipping was put forward , i looked around at the aging lumps and bumps and talked everyone into to going in fully clothed ..no point in spoiling a good party , i slipped off my shoes and jumped in followed my more revelers , we floated on our backs and looked up at the cosmos … Isn’t life just great 🙂 . I even did some fishing before the party started and we stayed over at a friends house so i could have a drink. We were thwarted the next morning when we tried to leave as they had locked the entrance gate so we couldn’t get out , eventually gaining escape, we were free, but had a great time . Thirdly and most important it was H’s Birthday so we headed off for fried chicken and were treated to free games of pool by the owner , we later headed back to our house for more pool , darts and some locally made moonshine (Rocket fuel) Sorry to Rodi for not inviting her as i had got her return date mixed up 😦 ..There’s always next year 🙂
Sometimes in life things just happen in unison (at the same time – for most of the American readers 🙂 ) We had a round glass table in H’s roof top lounge, but every time it rained it was a pain to clean , so we decided it would free up a little space if we gave it as a gift to Rodi for her tree top house, she was coming round to our house and had no idea , the table was already outside ready to load in Jeremiah (her truck) as she arrived i told her it was her lucky day , she quizzically looked at me and said it might be yours to .. which put a puzzled look on my face, she dropped down her tail gate ( on the truck 🙂 ) and there starring at me were the two Koi Carp brass tea lights that i had commented on a couple of months ago, that she had brought all the way down from Alaska , they now sit suspended on either end of my pool table light , what great karma we got out of that totally unexpected exchange of gifts . At night we light them and watch them sway in the warm tropical breeze 🙂
If you know me well i always talk about the shit sandwich , not any connection to Solway , but a management technique of hiding something distasteful , between two bits of good news , in this case it is the end to a story of me commissioning a painting through a woman called CONME .. supposedly shrewd business woman , and renounced art critic , who turned out to be a fool, gave the guy all my money, after i told her not to . Anyway the painting was for H’s 40th it arrived 18 months late and was a pile of garbage , so we left it at her house . Some weeks later in the midst of her running away from her husband she left it at our gate , so we eventually got around to burning it as it was raining on Guy Fawkes night , it’s good to cleanse the soul and it cost me $300 but just lighting that fire sure put i smile on our faces , the life lesson, remove all the negative from your life and you’ll be happy .
My Niece Chloe has had a baby girl called Savannah . In the same week my Nephew Liam got married , and now he is in Germany waiting to go out to Afghanistan with the British Army , we wish them both good luck in their new quests in life.
We Have friends coming over end of January from the UK , Paul and Dave , Dave i haven’t seen for 30 years so it will be good to catch up.
Finally i thought I’d include this latest carving i bought from the guy who carved the Jaguar Head , it’s of the Ancient Mayan King Pakal , who is thought by some ( NUT BAR scholars ) to have made contact with aliens ,anyway if you ever visit and want something locally made, a one off piece of art ,Jason Anderson is the guy to go and see . No shop ,just a bike and a small back pack , a mallet , couple of chisels and sandpaper , a great example of a local natural talent.