I am in the process of writing up my recent trip to Sri Lanka, but its taking F-O-R-E-V-E-R – partly because it was amazing and I want to make sure I get everything in. Also partly because I have a 20 month old who will not leave me alone long enough to eat a bowl… Continue reading A look at KAUST Community – video.
I think it may have been almost 3 years since I last posted on this blog. Thats not to say I haven’t thought of it from time to time – because I have, but more like the half-knitted scarf abandoned in the bottom of my wardrobe. Or the Arabic classes begun – with the utmost… Continue reading A Revival.
So this week has been a bit cray cray on the weather front, which prompted this post. Thanks, no doubt to global warming (yes Trump you buffoon, its a real thing) we actually had snow in northern Saudi Arabia earlier in the week whilst here in Jeddah we were seeing record highs of humidity for… Continue reading Sandstorms, rainstorms and…snowstorms? The weather in Saudi Arabia.
So last year (as if its been a year already – utterly terrifying) I wrote about my first experience of christmas as an Expat in Saudi Arabia. It was a big adjustment from the over-the-top festive furore that Christmas can sometimes turn into at home in the UK, and we ended up escaping to Dubai… Continue reading Christmas in the Kingdom
Ok so maybe a book fair doesn’t sound the most THRILLING of days out but bear with me, firstly because I love books, secondly because I work in a library, and thirdly because, well I live in Saudi Arabia – how many new and exciting days out do you really think are going on round… Continue reading Jeddah Book Fair 2016
I decided to write a small series of posts about the extra community facilities we have here at KAUST. I’ve already covered a lot of the restaurants and recreation centers – but as far as day to day living goes, there are also some other handy services we have on site that all help to… Continue reading Community Facilities – the Vet at KAUST
I haven’t posted for while, I guess that’s more to do with life here in KAUST and KSA in general becoming more of a ‘normality’ than a novelty anymore. Which of course is a great thing! It means I’m settling in, feeling at home, I have a routine, a circle of friends, hobbies, and of… Continue reading After the dust settles.
Yesterday evening we excitedly filtered in to the Campus auditorium ready for a theatrical treat – The Globe theatre, England had come all the way to KAUST to perform Hamlet for us – and what a treat it was… The globe are mid-way through their world tour, delivering Shakespeare to every single country in the… Continue reading Sweets to the sweet – Hamlet comes to KAUST.
One of the main reasons I agreed to move to KAUST when the offer came up was the opportunity it provided for travel. Basically, being based in the centre of the Middle East probably means I’m going to have the opportunity to travel to places nearby that I may have not considered had I still… Continue reading Escaping and Exploring – travelling at KAUST.
As mentioned in an earlier post here we were unable to take any annual leave over Christmas time to go home as we were still within out three month probation period, so rather than staying in an extremely quiet KAUST, we decided to go to Dubai for the weekend. We were lucky enough to be able… Continue reading A weekend trip to Dubai – tackling Jeddah Airport.