Sandstorms, rainstorms and…snowstorms? The weather in Saudi Arabia.

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.

Jeddah Book Fair 2016

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

Community Facilities – the Vet at KAUST

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

An overlook on the US Election that I wish I had posted prior to Wednesday night in the vain hope it might change someones mind.

I wrote this on Wednesday and actually forgot to post it – less than 24 hours later and Trump was officially President-elect. Heres what I thought, what I still do think, and why I am so sad at this decision: I feel compelled to write something today, to update this little blog and to carry… Continue reading An overlook on the US Election that I wish I had posted prior to Wednesday night in the vain hope it might change someones mind.

After the dust settles – safety in the Kingdom.

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 – safety in the Kingdom.

Sweets to the sweet – Hamlet comes to KAUST.

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.