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“Quilting Bee’s of Jeddah” Farewell Meeting for Audrey

It was Audrey’s last Quilting Bees meeting today. She goes back to her home country after living here in the Middle East for more than 25 years. Initially she was … Continue Reading →


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“The Kandahar” Restaurant at Jeddah Trident Hotel

Earlier in the year our compound held a Valentines Party. We were fortunate enough to win tickets for 2 to dinner at the  Jeddah Trident Hotel Restaurant. The tickets expire … Continue Reading →


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Silk Painting Techniques 3 Day Workshop in Jeddah

Wow what a workshop this was. We learnt so much! Day 1 On the first day we did a Silk sample of 9 different  techniques. We were shown how to … Continue Reading →


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Fine Dining at its Very Best in Jeddah Saudi Arabia

Russell and I went out to dinner for his 60th birthday to celebrate in style. We arrived at a very early 8.30pm at the Hilton Hotel Jeddah. This is a … Continue Reading →


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Silk Painting Class in Jeddah

Had a fantastic morning yesterday. I met some lovely ladies while doing an introduction class to Silk painting.  It was awesome. The instructor Q  is a wonderful lady who is … Continue Reading →


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Getting Around in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Driving and getting around in Jeddah Saudi Arabia, can be quite a challenge. Only men are allowed to drive if they have a Saudi licence which they have to apply … Continue Reading →


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Rubbish in Jeddah

When I first came to Jeddah, I was horrified to see all the rubbish laying around everywhere on the streets.  People walked around it, over it or through it. I … Continue Reading →


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Ladies Morning Coffee “Costume Party”

What a lovely morning here in the compound, with a great turn out. Lots of costumes, pirate, Indian, Egyptian  traditional Japanese, rock star, punk, traditional Thai… As we arrived we were all … Continue Reading →


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“Quilting Bees” of Jeddah

It was our monthly “Quilting Bees” of Jeddah meeting today. We all had to vote for a new president and vice president.  Sadly the lady who was going to be … Continue Reading →


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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 →