Saturday, June 28, 2008

Birthdays spent in paradise?

How does one spend their birthday in paradise? Well let me tell you how I did with my wonderful day here in San Pedro on Thursday. I was up very early as I wanted to see Marilyn Marx my very good friend up near the Palapa bar first thing so was up there by 6am, she is also an early riser. After some very lovely cups of tea later I am back at mine to get ready for work and it's only 7.45am. The dogs are exhausted after running to and from the bridge so they are all set for a bit and I don't feel too guilty about them not having their usual hour long walk.
Work by 8.30am to see some new members off and get a good start to the day before people get super active and of course some more tea! I have booked the dogs into the dog spa, Pampered Paws for 10.30am so I nip back home to get them and drop them off in town. I wanted them to be all clean and fresh for their photo shoot and my special day, thank goodness I don't have children as I load and unload those poor dogs on that buggie like no-ones business!
Whilst in town and not having a schedule for once I did some errands and caught up with people, even having time for a, you guessed it cup of tea in the Island perk. Picked up two very clean and fresh smelling dogs at 12.00pm then dropped them off at home and back to work.

A very happy Jackie and Lisbon after to session in Pampered Paws, not only looking clean but smelling oh so lovely also, happy birthday to me they are saying!

Had a post lobsterfest meeting with the Delucsious gang to sort out money and our winnings etc and more tea! I was saving myself for the big night so said no to an alcoholic beverage at this time. Had a phone call from front desk at 2.30pm saying they needed me in the staff canteen so off I went to a super surprise birthday cake made from the restaurant, so a few happy birthdays later and some delicious chocolate cake I am off again. (I really should be a size ten as I am worn out just following this!)

Wow look at that fabbo chocolate cake from Rico's, they even spelt it correctly well done gang!

Sharon making a wish and by the size of that candle it should be a good year, fingers crossed!

Who likes cake? All the fantastic women that we work with at Banyan Bay thats who!

My hair was booked for 3.00pm by the colour specialist Carole Goudreau so there I sit still for the first time all day. A good chance to clear out handbag etc and write a list of things to do. I now have much shorter hair with many different colours in it, very nice I think or at least it was when I left hers to go home and shower.
I was supposed to be at Grand Colony with the absolutely delightful Warburton's at 6.30pm for cheese and wine before dinner at Rico's but am getting so Belizean that I was about 15 mins late! Anyhow had some quality time with them in their condo and received another pair of fabulous Switchflops and covers for my birthday and a bottle of my fave wine Jacob's Creek. Then it was over to Banyan Bay's restaurant where I had invited friends to join me for a buffet and glass or two. I got there just before the heavens opened unlike a lot of other people that arrived totally soaked for the night out!
Some say it added to the evening and as there is no vanity in Belize it mattered very little that we all looked like drowned rats.

James part of the Warburton group being the entertainer this evening.

My very good friends Marie and Phill, they own Gecko Graphics and Casa Caracol and are another two Brits that can be found regularyly in that naughty pub aka Pedro's!

Some of our glamorous Rico staff, managing to keep everyone happy even in the rain!

Here she is the one and only Taco girl herself without Taco boy unfortuneately, at least we know this evening will be blogged by tomorrow by someone even if we are lagging behind, bless her.

Cindy caught on her own camera putting the worlds to rights with Steve Lee.

The very beautifull Caroline Warburton and her lovely husband Christopher, thanks once again for the switchflops and my dear friend Jacobs Creek, he and I will be having a night in very soon.

Denise Lee still looking lovely and smiley even though soaked through to the skin.

Cindy and her other half Paul, usually found in front of the camera and not behind it, he is the person responsible for our promo dvd.

I want to thank everyone that did show up especially in that weather and for helping to make it a really good evening. Thanks to Larry Letdown, aka JD, for the champagne to go with the cake, it didn't make up for him not being there but was a nice touch. Sorry that Billy No Mates aka Pedro was away and not there as he was in Roatan with Zippy aka Rebbecca.
So at about 10.15pm the Rico's staff still worn out from a busy few weeks and lobsterfest told us it was time to head home. For the record at 38 years of age I have finally sussed out the answer to not having a hangover, which is wait for it, plenty of water and pacing oneself, therefore I went home a happy bunny but not drunk! That comment was mainly for my parents as was asked the question earlier today from my dad if I got drunk on my birthday, umm I think they know me pretty well by now.
Therefore to sum my day up, it was a normal packed one with a lot achieved and some great time spent with some really excellent people. As those of you that know me I am not a religious person however I feel blessed to be surrounded by the people that I am in this wee piece of paradise, San Pedro Belize. Thank you to one and all for being you and making my day so special, here's to many more for all of us.

1 comment:

Richard said...


Sorry that I didn't make your knees-up on Thursday, but at about 7:30 as I was about to leave from town, it started to bucket down. I waited for it to stop. And then I waited some more. And more. Before rain stopped play and I went to bed and got my head down!!

All the best, young lady :-)

Richard Wineman