Sunday, January 20, 2013

Fabulous investment lot deal on Ambergris Caye!

We've been clearing what has to be one of the best building lot values on Ambergris Caye.
 Just $68,000US in an area where similar properties have sold at well over that price over the years. for details and more new photos.

One other great value for money budget lot: ...canal lot in the DFC area a couple of miles south of town, very reasonably priced at just $22,700US!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

First Prize Winners!!!!

It's about bloody time you all are the 3 lucky and brilliant winners of our contest!

Melissa Abreu (yes, she wins a 1st prize for this one and and 2nd prize for another great entry)

Cotton candy sky
sudden wind barreling in
I'm soaked to the bone
(I liked this one, it has happened to me many times here, it keeps happening but that's because I'm not very clever).
Another 1st prize winner!
Tracey Giertz

I look at the sea
A happy calm takes over
Miss it, Belize me!

(Now, this also keeps happening to me a lot....I must be brighter than I thought.)

Here's the final 1st prize winner!
It's Anna and Gunter of Mathieu's, they sent in a few, I liked this one a lot:

pelicans gobble
silvery barracuda
let's fire up the grill!

But it didn't win a prize because the reference to "pelicans" was clearly an effort to influence judging. When will the corruption end! I was appalled! But then I read:

turquoise sparkling sea
dazzling light plays on coral
ocean warms my skin

And you have to admit, it deserves First Prize because there is so much implied colour and life in those 3 lines. If that doesn't remind you of Ambergris Caye, what will?

Prize winners, email me your mailing address and phone number to and we'll ship your prizes. CONGRATULATIONS to all of you and thank you so much to everyone who entered, all of the entries were fabulous.

One more Second Prize Winner! Great Retro Poem.

First prize winners......we have 3 of you....I'm having a lot of trouble deciding. I am well qualified to make a decision, after all I an International Judge (I have Belizean and British dual citizenship). There are 4 equally brilliant entries vying for 3 first prizes.  This is very hard....nevertheless, I have to make a decision. In the next post.

First, we have ONE MORE Second Prize winner. It goes to Harriette Fisher for her very retro entry:

Where your bare feet go
Walking Front, Middle or Back
 Streets in sand not snow

As you know San Pedro main streets in the town center were once called "Front, Middle and Back" Streets and they were once all white fluffy sand. Times change, vehicles arrive and of course now all are paved. But, thanks to Harriette for taking me back in time! Choose any book about Belize on and I'll ship it to you. Congratulations!

2nd prize winners of our great contest!

OK. Drum Roll. Instead of 1 first prize and 5 second prizes there will be 3 first prizes and 3 second prizes.

2nd prize get any book about Belize you find on up to a value of $25.00US! If you see your name and entry here just email me at with your address and a phone number and a link to the book you'd like to have on and I will get it shipped to you.

Here are the SECOND PRIZE winners:

Al Kruebbe with

People smiling there
Two Belikins in my hand
Breakfast at Estelle’s
Mike Keenan with

Stringy hammock snaps
Flailing limbs sculpt sand angel
Belikin beckons

Jed Thompson with

Toucan achieve more;
Hol Chan on the horizon;
Chicken drops at 7!

First prize winners will be announced very shortly!