Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A very important work meeting in Caye Caulker

Peter and I seem to have very important things to do - I have since found exactly what all the “very important meetings” means exactly - Peter has been having these “meetings” since I’ve known him. Being now his official Girl Friday, I had to go on one of these meetings.

Here we are, happy on the golf cart to get the boatimg_02341

Charlie on the backseat - she loves going for a spinimg_0235

Here is the boatimg_0240

How do you drive it?img_0241

Adonis eat your heart out - Captain Pedro made me weak at the knees (bwahahahahaha)img_0246

First Mate Charlieimg_0248

I was complaining that there were no dolphins - as if on cue - one popped up and playedimg_0252

Caye Caulker in the backgroundimg_0254

Charlie getting ready to bully dogs on a different Cayeimg_0255

Still one of my favourite boatsimg_0257

I tied it to a log! Captain P was not impressedimg_0258

Lazy Lizard bar at the splitimg_0259

Swimming at the split and the collapsed seawallimg_0260

Caye Caulker - all hustle and bustleimg_0261

Doing very important “meeting” things - now I’ve busted him….”meeting” means eating and drinking….img_0262

Ouch - look at that sky, time to leave the island and get back to San Pedro before we get soakedimg_0263


Being followed by a big grey cloud all the way homeimg_0265

A happy Girl Fridayimg_0274

I promised to not put the photos up concerning lack of mooring skills or make any reference to said lack of skills - oops - sorryimg_0275

We had no idea how to get Charlie out of the very low boat and onto the very high dock - so Captain Pedro just threw her in the seaimg_0276

Charlie walking back to the beach

And a good afternoon was had by all, we got back to the office slightly tipsy and slightly sunburnt - that’s always the sign of a good meeting!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bunch of rubbish

OK - so I read this silly stuff on one of my oooold friend's sites and thought, wow, that was really intersting. Unfortunately, mine is isn't, but here it is anyway!

1. Last beverage- water

2. Last phone call- vegetable lady in Belize City

3.Last text message-Paul and Laurie

4. Last song you listened to- Some old 50's song, radio at Estel's

5. Last time you cried- Monday when I had to put down Pooly dog


6. Dated someone twice- unfortunately, yes (I never learn)

7. Been cheated on-yes

8. Kissed someone & regretted it- yep

9. Lost someone special-yes

10. Been depressed-yes

11. Been drunk- yes


12. Red

13. Black

14. Blue


15. Made new friends- yes

16. Fallen out of love-I suppose yes (got dumped)

17. Laughed until you cried- yes, last night - I have discovered the IT crowd.

18. Met someone who changed you- yes

19. Found out who your true friends were- it's been reconfirmed

20. Found out someone was talking about you- everyone is talking about everyone on this island - not that it really affects me - but I do love it when it's positive

21. Kissed anyone on your friend's list- not sure what to answer, weird question. If it's have you snogged one of your mates, then yes (same again, I never learn)

23. How many kids do you want to have- I need a father for them first

24. Do you have any. pets- Molly and Basil - I will end up a crazy cat lady (see previous question!)

25. Do you want to change your name-I dislike one of my middle names, but not enough to change it

26. What did you do for your last birthday- spent the day on a catamaran with a bunch of friends, floating round the Caribbean drinking and snorkeling

27. What time did you wake up today- 8.45

28. What were you doing at midnight last night - working at the bar

29. Name something you CANNOT wait for- Molly's leg to be fixed

30. Last time you saw your father- saw my stepdad about 6 years ago

31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life- less pain

32. What are you listening to right now- the whirr of the Coca-Cola fridge in my office and bottles clinking from beer delivery

33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom- sure-several of them

34. What's getting on your nerves right now- one of the guests

36. What’s your real name- Cindy Solange Estelle Vigna

37. Relationship Status- I like someone a lot

38. Zodiac sign- Virgo

39. Male or female-female

40. Elementary-my dear Watson

41. Middle School- St Pauls CofE

42. High school- make that Secondary school: The Aschombe

43. Hair color- sort of various bits of brown, red, orange - whatever happens to brown hair when you live in the sun

44. Long or short- long-ish

45. Height-5' 2"

46. Do you have a crush on someone- of course

47. What do you like about yourself- I get knocked down but I get up again ain't nothing gonna keep me down - whatever the words are to the very annoying song.

48. Piercing-ears - yep, closed up though

49. Tattoos- ewwwwwwwwww pain

50. Righty or lefty- righty


51. First surgery- 1976-

52. First piercing- ears, 1987

53. First tattoo- never

54. First best friend- Tracy Bowyer, circa 1976

55. First sport you joined- does dancing count?

56. First pet-MewMew (real name Yorky)

57. First vacation- no idea, first one that really stands out is west coast to east coast USA road trip I think 1979

58. First concert- U2 or The Damned

59. First crush- Ed Stones

60. First alcohol drink- in vitro


61. Eating- nothing

62.Drinking- Illegal Mexican beer left by a guest!

63. I'm about to- jump in the pool

64. Listening to- people in pool

65. Waiting for- someone to surprise me


66. Want kids- if it happens it happens, if not, I'll have 43 cats

67. Want to get married- not sure if I can be bothered to go through all that - I like the commitment from someone bit, not sure if marriage is necessary

68. future career- never had one of those!


69. First thing you notice- general all over

70. Hugs or kisses- both, I'm demanding

71. Shorter or taller- doesn't matter - although, I'd be pressed to find someone shorter than me (that is of legal age!!)

72. Older or Younger- not fussed really, as long as it's not a huge age gap

73. Romantic or spontaneous- spontaneous

74. Nice smile or nice eyes- both

75. Tattoos or piercings- nope don't like either - sorry dude if you're reading this, I don't mean YOU of course (cough cough)

76. Sensitive or loud- loud to make me appear quieter

77. Hook-up or relationship- one usually leads to the other


79. Kissed a stranger- yes

80. Drank hard liquor- yes

81. Lost glasses/contacts- sunglasses

82. Sex on first date- uh yes

83. Broken someone's heart- yes - but I didn't mean to!

84. Had your own heart broken- yes

85. Been arrested- unbelievable but no - have always talked my way out of it

86. Turned someone down- yes

87. Cried when someone died- yes

88. Liked a friend that is a guy- yep


89. Yourself- most of the time

90. Miracles- yes

91. Love at first sight- yes

92. Heaven- as a metaphor yes

93. Santa Claus- YES!

94. Kissing on the first date- lol no! (nobody will believe me)


96. Is there one person you want to be with right now- yes

97. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time- yes

98. Do you believe its possible to remain faithful forever- no

99. What's the one thing you cannot live without- love

100. Ever wished you could rewind time- yes but no-I love everything, even all the bad shit

Bored? Yeah, me too - off to the pool

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

When Swine flu takes on a whole new dimension

OK, so we've all heard of it, there have even been 5 reported cases on the Belizean mainland - but things take a sad turn the day your child decides that piglet needs to "get it" to protect the rest of the friends at Pooh Corner.

Thanks to Sylvain for sending me this great picture!

Fake wedding

OK, it stemmed from bored people mixed with rum and a Facebook hijack gone waaaay too far!

I have quite simply stolen the whole blog post from Laurie - the original post is on www.tacogirl.com - this is for my mum as I know she only checks mine. Doesn't Molly look pretty in pink!

Down the road

Down the road

Around the bend

Around the bend
Off to Cindy and Jeff's wedding we go

Off to Cindy and Jeff’s wedding at Pedro’s
Bride getting ready

Mitch helping Cindy get ready

Paul and Jeff the happy groom

Paul and Jeff the happy groom

Cindy and Molly

Cindy and Molly

Molly and Cindy waiting for the ceremony to start

Molly and Cindy waiting for the ceremony to start

Pedro and Paul

Pedro and Paul

Jack giving away the bride

Jack giving away the bride

Let the ceremony begin

Let the ceremony begin

Pedro did a fine job marrying Cindy and Jeff

Pedro did a fine job marrying Cindy and Jeff
He put a big rock on her finger

He put a big rock on her finger - she put her flowers in his face

You may kiss the bride

You may kiss the bride

Thumbs up from Jack - the deal is sealed

Thumbs up from Jack - the deal is sealed

Cindy throwing the boquet

Get ready girls - photo by tacoboy

Nice catch

Nice catch - photo by tacoboy

Look honey I caught tbe boquet

Look honey I caught the bouquet

Pedro toasted Cindy and Jeff with a ring of the bell

Pedro toasted Cindy and Jeff with a ring of the bell

Mitch pedro Paul and Jack

Mitch Pedro Paul and Jack

Charlie wearing a message written in non toxic paint... Jeff

Charlie wearing a message written in non toxic paint… Jeff

heart Cindy

Heart Cindy
The happy couple posing for the framable wedding picture

Now there’s a frame worthy wedding picture

There was poker pizza and DandE's frozen custard afterward

There was poker - pizza and DandE’s frozen custard afterward

Ring from Sowders fine Jewelery

Ring from Sowders fine Jewelery

The bride wore pink and so did the groom

The bride wore pink and so did the groom (oh dear, be afraid, be very afraid)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

What`s going on?

So it`s been 5 months since Paul left me and life has been moving very fast. Things are good, really they are - after picking up the pieces after having a broken heart I`m actually very very happy.
I have my own place (with swimming pool), the pets are chilled out (Tacos live downstairs - so timeshare pets), I`m enjoying my job much more than I could ever imagine (shock horror - probably because I can drink beer in the pool) and of course there`s the whole John-Henry and Jeff combo - it`s a little like having Laurel and Hardy living with you but worse - these two speak much more!

Little John-Henry is currently in Honduras (of course he would leave here a week after a coup there, what a numpty) finishing up his Dive Master course and Jeff has returned to his fatherland to sign some papers - who knows when either will return? Ok so the house is quiet without them but by Jove! is it that much cleaner!

Paul kindly left me the external hard drive which had nearly 5 years of pictures and videos on it, even though it was near death, I got a new terabite hard drive and Alex from Caye Connect transferred all the data from the old one to the new one - which now that I`m without the boys, I`m looking through - hence the pictures of Molly and Basil when they were small - I started the blog when the pets were nearly 2.

So, just to warn you all, you might be seeing 2 years of old pictures coming up on the blog - TIMEWARP! I promise I will write in the title that it`s old stuff!

Thank you all for your patience, life has been really hectic! You can always catch up with me on Facebook too - I usually update that piece of c**p daily!
Mum: thanks for being my mum xxxxxxxx

When we were small by Molly and Basil

This is the day I got taken home from Saga by the giggling people, a snapshot taken just be Pedro`s InnThank goodness I grew into my earsMy mum put a step up to the deck because I was so small I couldn`t jump up the six inchesThis is Basil my cat and I sharing a cushion
Mum put her foot in the picture so we can all see how big we are
Basil and I looking out the screen door - we`re not allowed in the garden yet, but the giggling people soon let us play there
Asleep next to mum
Next to Basil in his shoe box
Basil killing Paul`s arm
Psycho killing kitten
See his tail? That`s before the racoons got it and Vet Heather had to amputate half of it
Teasing me when I`m asleep - no fair!
Remember puppies and kitties out there - smoking is bad for you
The beginning of my relationship with chewy sticks
Getting a bit bigger and at the beach - yeah! Did you know there are coconuts on the beach? I love coconuts!
Kisses xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx