The Pearl of the Mediterranean “Antalya”

Some friends of ours suggested we go to Antalya while we are in Turkey. We took their advice. We got Laila from Buruj Travel who we have used before to … Continue Reading →

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“Sleysla Centre” Traditional Saudi Handicrafts in Jeddah

Recently I organised a trip on the bus from our compound to go to the” Sleysla Centre“, part of  the Al-Faisalya Women Welfare Society.  I had spoken to “Sanna” the head … Continue Reading →


BBC – Travel Interview with Lindsey Galloway – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Lindsey Galloway from BBC – Travel emailed me and asked if I would be willing to do an interview about what it is like living in Jeddah. She had read … Continue Reading →


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“Quilting Bees”First Ever Public Quilt Exhibition in Jeddah

All the “Quilting Bees” of Jeddah were very excited to be holding our first ever public Quilt Exhibition in Jeddah. A few of the ladies volunteered to set up the premises at the … Continue Reading →


Ramadan moon

What is Ramadan – A guide for Expats?

I have always loved to learn about other countries and cultures. I find it very interesting to find out what others believe and why. For many Western Expats who are … Continue Reading →


Durrat Al-ARous

Dodging the Dolphins of Jeddah

Bander from Nomad Arabia Tours asked if we would like to go on private Diving tour with Blue Reef Divers from Durrat Al-Arous.  I said “I would love to but I … Continue Reading →


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Stick and Bits Fibre Art Quilting Course – Jeddah

Chris from our compound is experienced at creating “Art Quilts“. What are Art Quilts? I hear you ask. Many people think they are blocks of material that are joined together … Continue Reading →


Friends leaving

Coffee Morning in the “Club House” – Adieu

It was our last Coffee Morning  in the “Club House” with 10 of the women that are leaving the compound.  A cake was made for them which said “Adieu” – … Continue Reading →


Dutch Coronation ‘Orange Ball” in Jeddah

We recently went to the “Orange Ball” in celebration of the coronation of the Dutch King Willem-Alexander of Orange. It was held in the evening on one of the Expat Compounds. … Continue Reading →


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Dorothy Boyer Fine Art Exhibition in Jeddah

Yesterday we went to an art exhibition which was held by Dorothy Boyer. We arrived at her home and were warmly greeting upon our arrival even though we were early. … Continue Reading →