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I recently left chilly Canada with my husband and 2 cats, in search of sun and sea. Follow our journey as we search for somewhere to call home.

More Lovely Local Food, Smoothie Bar Gets an Upgrade, and Birthday Mimosas and Wine!

More Lovely Local Food, Smoothie Bar Gets an Upgrade, and Birthday Mimosas and Wine!

Hello lovely readers. Idyllic September continues. Apart from a few rain storms at night, we’ve had picture perfect weather and every day is spent at the beach or in the pool. With 16 miles of sandy beach, it’s easy to find a spot that’s less crowded.

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Where Has the Year Gone? And A New Puppy to Love!

Where Has the Year Gone? And A New Puppy to Love!

I can not believe that it’s almost the end of August, 2022 already. It seems like we’ve just started and yet, so much has happened in the first half of this year. In April, we packed up our 2 cats and travelled to Gran Canaria where my son is living. The plan was to start a business and settle there but, alas, things didn’t pan out as planned (see my post about this here) and so we flew (with our 2 cats) to Belize. So much in such a short space of time.

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Storms, Frogs That Sound Like Ducks and Floatchella 2022

Storms, Frogs That Sound Like Ducks and Floatchella 2022

Not much to do in the first half of last week as we had rain and thunderstorms that kept us indoors. One such storm woke me up at about 4 am with loud claps of thunder, flashes of lightning and hard rain, but also, the sounds of lots of not-very-happy birds and something that I’ve never heard before here in Placencia, and that is the honking sound of ducks (or something like that).

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Bittas, a Welcome Cool Spell & our Gecko Hunter

Bittas, a Welcome Cool Spell & our Gecko Hunter

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I’m either acclimatizing to the heat and humidity here, or it got a lot cooler this last week. Looking at my weather app, nothing seems to have changed in terms of humidity – it’s still between 78% and 83%, so I’m going to assume I’m getting used to it, thank goodness. Having said that, it has been cooler here the past couple of days due to rain and storms, and it’s been a nice break. My fan has been grateful for the rest. There’s been a lovely breeze on my morning walks. I’ve been waking up at sunrise lately (what’s up with that?) and have experienced some stunning sunrises over the sea. I took a different route yesterday and saw some beautiful stuff

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Fresh Donuts, Visa Extension and … Can You Do the Hokey Pokey?

Fresh Donuts, Visa Extension and … Can You Do the Hokey Pokey?

We had heard all about the donut lady from our friends, but we never seemed to be able to catch her at the right time, which would be approximately 7:00 am. She carries lovely donuts in a plastic tub on her head and walks up and down Main Street and sells them. They are usually gone very quickly.

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Next Stop – Belize!

Next Stop – Belize!

Very excited to be flying to Belize! We managed to get packed without too much trouble. We hadn’t accumulated too much – just a few clothes to suit the hotter climate.

Our previous houseguest and friend agreed to move into our apartment and take care of our stray mom cat and her four kittens, which was a huge relief for me. He’ll find the kittens homes and, hopefully, the mom too.

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Dia de Canaria & the Best Seafood Ever & Registering at the Town Hall

Dia de Canaria & the Best Seafood Ever & Registering at the Town Hall

With the help of our houseguest, who translated for us at the Town Hall, we arrived for our appointment on Friday morning and completed our registration. This is required in order to apply for our residency, but apart from letting the Government know where you are, it determines where residents can apply for things like social security and a host of other Government programs. I discovered that there’s two very different sides to Mogan. There’s the area where all the tourists go – where the beaches are of course –

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