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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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The Cats in Jeddah

When I first arrived here to Jeddah I could not believe how many wild/stray cats were here.  As you walk around the streets there are was cats and kittens everywhere.  In skip … 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 →


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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 →


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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 →


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Easter Party in the Compound at Jeddah

Today management provided the Annual Easter Party for all the children in the compound.  A sausage sizzle, pizza, chips and drinks were provided. Many of the Mums had worked very … Continue Reading →


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Annual Quilt Show & Artisan Fair

Chris and I volunteered to help out at the Quilt Show.  We got in the taxi armed with a map, again with someone who didn’t speak english.  Fortunately Chris knew … Continue Reading →