Construction begins

  We started to build our Belezian house just two days ago. Given that the Belezian way is purely operating with man power, I am amazed at how fast things are going. The skills that they possess about the total construction is incredible. When they need something done, like bending the steel, they just build …

A whole new world

Life looks very different in this new world and though we have adjusted, we are still surprised each day with the way things work or how they don’t. I still cant understand how Belizians know which language to speak to one another in — Mayan, Spanish, Garfuni, Creole, German (the Mennonites) or English?? The first slaughter …

Swapping abstract for concrete

  As I walk from overlooking the newly dug vegetable gardens towards the creek where I hear my oldest daughter laughing, I finally realize what I have done. Just two years ago, I was selling interest rate derivatives on the trading floor in Sweden. If I was to explain what that means, it would probably …

The Lowdown

There is so much to say and so little time to say it. Friends and family all want to know… “How’s it going? Is it what you expected? And how are the kids coping?” So I am going to just run a short list: The pros We consume far less. It feels like we stepped …

Welcome to the jungle!

There is something odd about the weather at the moment. We should be in the dry season but it has been raining more than it normally does during the wet season. This means that we are constantly longing for the sun, but we are not the only ones. The “no-see-um” bugs are hatching right when …

Twas Belize

Twas the night before Belize, and all items crossed off, not a bag left unstuffed, not even a cuff. The luggage was loaded in the car with care, in hopes that Morfar with drive us safely there; and the girls in their clothes awaiting the wake, that would come at 2 am for all goodness …