Quad Biking near Manuel Antonio

Yesterday we literally did nothing other than sit by the pool, drink cocktails and enjoy the sun. At about 4pm it rained really heavily so we all huddled under the canopy that protected the bar and stayed in the pool until it was dark! Paul and Chalkie felt like they needed one last adventure so […]

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Mum and Dad buy another holiday home

We tried to talk them out of it but Mum and Dad have fallen in love with Costa Rica so much that today they put a deposit down on a house. It’s only a small plot but Mum said she loves little yellow houses and they just had to have it. Obviously we don’t mind […]

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Chalkie Dundee!

We left San Ramon at 9am this morning after saying goodbye to the families we have been with for 2 weeks. Although we are all excited to be moving onto somewhere new, it was sad to leave them behind knowing we probably wouldn’t see them again. The minibus journey was just over 3 hours to […]

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Tour of Volio and a Maccy D’s

Yesterday after the car crash, Marta’s neighbour George came to the rescue and escorted Mum and Dad to the Quinta. We later found out he was actually Marta’s husbands cousin and was also working across the street from us today. This morning we had only been at work about half an hour and he came […]

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A trip to a Quinta

A few days ago the builder at work (Gerrado) offered to take us to his Quinta in San Lorenzo, we had originally arranged it for this morning and thought we were getting the morning off! However yesterday they changed their minds and decided they wanted us on the building site so we rescheduled for 1pm […]

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Cement overload

Yesterday was really hard work and we didn’t feel overly productive. Today however was great, we basically spent the whole day mixing cement and filling in the trenches around the metal rods. We also had a new guy on site called Jesus who showed us the cement mixing ropes and helped carry the heavy materials. […]

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Back to the building site

After a beautiful weekend in La Fortuna I can’t describe how hard it was to get up at 5.45am this morning! We all managed to get up on time and off we went again to the building site. As we arrived on site we saw 2 big mounds of dirt that had started to fall […]

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End of a perfect weekend

We woke this morning to another beautiful day in Costa Rica and made the most of a lay in as tomorrow it’s back to our 5.30 alarms! We met for breakfast and spent a few hours by the pool until check out at 12pm. Our pass to the Tabacon included a free next day pass […]

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Hot springs at Tabacon

We woke this morning to glorious sunshine in the most perfect location you could imagine. The hotel is a small family business but the plot they have here is amazing. Paul and I missed breakfast as last week we got up at 5.45am every morning and I refused to get up until at least 9am […]

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Woohoo it’s Friday

Today at work we finished off all the trenches ready for the cement to go in Monday. Sadly it was Nadia and Asma’s last day today and they will be greatly missed. Today was fun, Marvin was much more interactive with us and we all had quite a laugh while we were digging away. I […]

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