Saturday, July 31, 2010

Guanabana fruit


I tried Guanabana fruit last night for the first time. The one I ate looked a bit more like this:


They are pretty good. Not so good as to knock the Pitaya off my #1 new fruit spot, but sweet and juicy. I did a little google search on guanabana's and found this:

"The Guanabana Fruit has cancer curing abilities. The Sour Sop or the fruit from the Guanabana tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo. The taste is not bad after all. It’s completely natural and definitely has no side effects.."

Although this statement seemed a little too good to be true I did some more digging and it does seem like there is ainterest in the cancer fighting properties of the trees leaves. I also read that is is good for both bacterial and fungal infections, and is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders. I'm in!

I like to try new fruits and I figure if they have health benefits as well, all the better. I think I'm going to buy another of these tomorrow and maybe try to make a shake with it. Now that the slow season is approaching I'm considering another juice fast followed by a much healthier diet.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Almost ready to put the roof on the first floor!!!

The house is really starting to take shape now. I'm starting with a picture taken from the street of the front of the house. The clear area on the left will be the car port. The window on the right will be my study.
Here's another picture of the front door and my study window - a little closer:
This is my study again and the cruved supports at the top is where we will have a little 3' balcony on the upstairs bedroom (which will also probably be the guest room):
Looking into the kitchen from the terrace:
View of the upstairs stairwell from the kitchen:
From the kitchen, looking through the double archway which leads to the living room. The bathroom door is off to the left and the double cupboards/ closets are to the right. The background is the living room and front door:
This picture is taken from the terrace - my husbands work room is off to the left and one of the kitchen windows is right of that.
Here's a picture of the terrace with one of the workers moving bricks for some perspective:
And finally the kitchen taken from the double arch hall way leading to the living room.
Its all very exciting. We've also been shopping for tiles for the floors and bathroom. I'm hoping the roof will be put on in the next month or so. The builders are slowly leveling all of the walls at the top, so that the roof will have a strong even base. They will also need to finish the supports for the terrace roof so thae roof can be puored all in one go.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

38th Birthday

Wow - I am 38! I remember when I was younger thinking how old will I be in 1999 (like the Prince song). Anything older than 27 seemed incomprehensible. So how does it feel being 38. Very nice indeed. My life is going very well these days with my Mexico move being a huge positive turning point.