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Roadside whimsy: Re-tire meant for the birds

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A flock of hanging planters roost on the fence at Ladybug nursery in San Pedro, Belize.
A flock of hanging bird planters roosts on the fence at Ladybug nursery in San Pedro, Belize. They are made from recycled tires.

Those who know me will be the first to say that I am no trendsetter.

“Hawkins? He may be  lot of things, but he is no trendsetter!“–  as quoted by numerous people who say they know him well.

See? Proof. Read the rest of this entry »

News to me … and thanks!

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You have to love how information travels these days.

My friend John East in San Pedro saw a post on the AmbergrisCaye.com Forum about a wellness centre opening in San Pedro. He thought it would be of interest to my wife, Rose, as the owners are seeking yoga and Pilates teachers.

As it turns out, it is!

Rose already knows the women who started the Zen Arcade Wellness Centre from our visit in September-October, and is talking with them about picking up some classes after we move there next month. Read the rest of this entry »