New Year

Well, it’s 2012 now – the last year of human existence (if you believe a small number of Central American people and a disturbingly large number of conspiracy theorists), or, more likely, the year us Brits show the world just how inept we are at staging an Olympic Games, plus the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, and the 75th birthday of Daffy Duck. Continue reading

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New Year

‘No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem’.  ‘Go Slow’.  They’re signs you see around Caye (pronounced Key) Caulker, one of the most well-known of the Cayes (islands) off the coast of Belize, and that laid-back Caribbean attitude, combined with the fact that it’s cheap and close to Belize City, is why I ended up there for New Year.  And, after eating my own body weight in turkey over Christmas and having eaten virtually no other carbohydrates except rice since I arrived, and not having had any other meat except poultry, going to a popular tourist destination like the Cayes also means I can pig out on exotic ‘foreign’ food.  Like chips.  And pizza.  Plus, it’s lobster season until February, so now’s the perfect time to enjoy the spiny delicacies of the sea. Continue reading