Obesity and Diabetes in Saudi Arabia

All is very quiet on the compound at the moment as a lot of the women have gone on break back to their home countries or on holidays to get away … Continue Reading →

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Taif Rose Farm Tour and More

Having booked for the Taif Roses Season Tour after seeing it advertised in the Destination Jeddah magazine, we thought there would be quite a few going.  It turned out that … Continue Reading →


Traditional Handicrafts Souq Tour

Had a lovely morning at the Traditional Handicrafts Souq. A number of us ladies, went on the compound bus, to meet up with our tour guide Bander, from Nomad Arabian … Continue Reading →


Cost of Living between Perth and Jeddah

The cost of living here is considerably lower than WA.  For instance last night we decided to have a drumstick from the compound store. I was surprised that it only … Continue Reading →


Mission impossible? Not for me

Having seen two of my lady friends wearing different bathers in the swimming pool I decided I had better go and get some more bathing suits. The bus was scheduled … Continue Reading →


“Decisions, Decisions” too many things to do

One can’t really get bored here there is so many choices of things to do. I have to say I feel pretty lucky to be here. It is like living … Continue Reading →


Women helping Women

Two nights ago I was at a shopping mall getting ready to get back onto the bus to go back to our compound, when I saw a stall with women … Continue Reading →


Delicious Delectable Morsels

  Saudi’s love their sweets! There is no shortage of sweets to eat. Delicious creamy melt in the mouth chocolates, little sweet cakes, cakes made with fine puff pastry noodles … Continue Reading →


This is the way its done in Saudi

Yesterday the maintenance man came around to our villa after I had put in my long list of requests for changes to our villa. He took a look at it and said “I … Continue Reading →