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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 →


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A Sri Lankan Sojourn

We arrived at Sri Lanka Colombo airport where we were met by our driver (Anton) who warmly greeted us with a big smile. He drove us through very busy traffic to … Continue Reading →


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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 →


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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 →


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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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“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 →