Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Just a joke - thanks to Big Jimmy

Once upon a time lived a beautiful Queen with large breasts. Nick the Dragon Slayer obsessed over the Queen for this reason. He knew that the penalty for his desire would be death should he try to touch them, but he had to try. One day Nick revealed his secret desire to his colleague, Horatio the Physician, the King's chief doctor. Horatio thought about this and said that he could arrange for Nick to more than satisfy his desire, but it would cost him 1000 gold coins to arrange it. Without pause Nick readily agreed to the scheme.

The next day, Horatio made a batch of itching powder and poured a little bit into the Queen's bra while she bathed. Soon after she dressed, the itching commenced and grew intense. Upon being summoned to the Royal Chambers to address this incident, Horatio informed the King and Queen that only a special saliva, if applied for four hours, would cure this type of itch, and that tests had shown that only the saliva of Nick would work as the antidote to cure the itch..

The King, eager to help his Queen, quickly summoned Nick to their chambers. Horatio then slipped Nick the antidote for the itching powder, which he put into his mouth, and for the next four hours, Nick worked passionately on the Queen's large and magnificent breasts. The Queen's itching was eventually relieved, and Nick left satisfied and hailed as a hero. Upon returning to his chamber, Nick found Horatio demanding his payment of 1,000 gold coins. With his obsession now satisfied, Nick couldn't have cared less and, knowing that Horatio could never report this matter to the King, and with a laugh told him to get lost.

The next day, Horatio slipped a massive dose of the same itching powder into the King's underwear. The King immediately summoned Nick.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Charlie and sticky plasters

Last week whilst Peter was away and it happened to be Independence day here in Belize (i.e. everything is closed) I noticed that Charlie's ears were being bitten by stable flies. These things are evil and draw blood, hence attracting more flies and more bites. I hunted high and low for the stable bite stuff to no avail. So, plan B - I covered her ears to protect them from more bites. Doesn't she look pretty with sticky plasters!!!! I just wish they were Disney ones!

Turneffe - 3-tank dive

A huge thank you to Amigos del Mar - and to Gerlinda who was staying at Pedro's and convinced me that I too needed to go dive at Turneffe.
It's pretty much the same deal as going to the Blue Hole and I enjoyed the dives even more.
We went to Turneffe Elbow, the Zoo and Calabash Wall. I totally loved the Zoo, however, I didn't see any giraffes.

These 5 pics are borrowed from Gerlinda - thanks babe! Have fun travelling round the rest of Central America.

Ominous skyline

Trouble and Gerlinda
Calabash Caye


Mitch pretending to be a speed skater, or a sperm - not too sure which!

It was a totally awesome diving day and we can't thank Amigos del Mar enough - as always, their boys were superb. Thank you Changa!

Wade the Gringo, Tacogirl and the Little One

How many birthdays can you get?
3 birthdays - 1 boat ride - yehaaaaaa. We had the best day's snorkeling EVER. We saw dolphins, eagle rays, sting rays, tarpon, jacks, starfish, gazillions of pretty reef fish - the whole nine yards!

Wade eating as usual

Beautiful sea
Sev driving the boat
Party hats!

Trying to use the Little One as bait but we didn't catch anything
Jack looking like a scary clown
OK, so it's his birthday and he's allowed to wear two hats
Birthday Tacogirl and Jack

Saturday, September 26, 2009

1st annual Taste of Playa

Well, despite the rumours, we went up to Playa to support the Taste of Playa mega event that the wonderful Michelle Kinnon organised.
You can see real and gorgeous pictures on the website - on my blog, you can see what we really looked like.
We fried in the sun, stuffed our faces and drank far too much - I hit the wine stand like rocket! I doubt if that poor man will forget me.... anyway - it was brilliant, it was shiny, it was tasty and we LOVED IT!

Tacoboy - oh dear, it's still REAL early
Drinking in the sunshine - Phil and Marie
More drinking (notice the absence of food on the table....) JH and Peter
Sev on the other hand has most definitely found the food
Where did you get that hat, where did you get that hat? A most unfortunate picture
Another photo comp - beer for the funniest comment - what the hell is he talking about?
Unfortunately, as dusk happened in is when I started to lose control and got very very naughty. I can post no more pictures and can't tell you the stories on the blog. However, meet me and I'll tell you over a glass of wine! They are pretty funny!

We've skipped to the next night - where a very tired Rob and Michelle join us for Sushi down in Little Italy. I had my first soy beans - they're fab!
Sev and Trouble loving those frogs
Sushi mmmmmm
Sev and Trouble hating those frogs
Oh dear, the night is starting to go wrong - JH has found a donkey and is just so very pleased with himself
and Yep
Off to the Mescal bar (where I drank water - si si! I was driving the next day....), right opposite OM (where I got thrown out of 2 nights previous, si si, I was not driving the next day....)

Monday morning, Phil is stressed out, I'm driving the van back. We load up, minus JH, Trouble, Sev, Mitch and Pedro. Two tired Tacos, two tired Geckos and myself toodle back to Belize. I drove until 80km before Chetumal and handed the wheel to Phil - aka the worst passenger ever.
We landed on the island and were greeted by Colette and Maya screaming "welcome home" over the fence as they drove past.
Tropic has put in this lovely new terminal, you'd think they could have made a better sign to meet n greet!
Bloody good trip - you know you've enjoyed yourself when your friends vote you "most likely to get arrested". I'm so proud.