Category Archives: Karen’s Island

Wise words of Hans

Within minutes of his arrival Hans had paid for his trip. He suggested that we leave the back of house until the project was underway and make do with what we have. We’ll have to send out the laundry and … Continue reading

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Island, What Island?

I had a bit of a shock arriving at the Island last Wednesday which turned to worry and despair over the next couple of days. There has been so much rain that the lake has risen so high and my … Continue reading

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Did I say progress?

so, the blog stopped abruptly as it was going so well and I didn’t have much to say. Ha, silly me. It then didn’t continue as everything started falling apart (bit dramatic, but still…) This is my second trip since … Continue reading

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Progress Pics

Structures!                                                                                               

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Progress

Arrive at home number 2 to find that my clothes are gathering mould due to the humidity here – now that’s humid! First day back and over to the island to see the progress and fantastically, there is progress. Mind … Continue reading

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3 weeks in the UK

This passes in an exhausting blur of meetings, stag night, wedding, parties (it appears it’s everyone’s birthday this month), race days, meetings, running around like a crazed crazy thing, more meetings and then, suddenly I find myself back at terminal 5 … Continue reading

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Some pics courtesy of Kathy

Aerial view of the Isletas                                                           The Cenote                                                   

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Last Day and Night

Francois picked me up and took me to his place in Managua where we pored over kitchen equipment and he negotiated his way to the best deals. After this, a meeting with Matthew and then dinner with the boys. and … Continue reading

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Some welcome diversions disguised as work

First off was a visit with Evan to the owner of the land across the lake from my island, at the foot of Mombacho volcano. My, it’s beautiful. We took a long walk in unspoilt rainforrest looking at ancient petroglyphs … Continue reading

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Damned Banks

So, off we go to the bank. I’ve given them 2 personal references from people here (one is from one of the bosses in the bank – Edgar who owns the”spa island”), one reference from my UK bank, 2 bank … Continue reading

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