I guess I should give you some background on who I am, where I live, and why I think it’s necessary to publish an account about my life.
Who I am.
Hi, I’m Pippa. I’m not-quite-thirty, I’m English and my most interesting fact is that I once won first place in a dog competition, category – ‘owner that looks most like their dog’.
Here I am, you can assess that whether that was a fair victory for yourself:
I sleep a LOT, I’m vegan and yeah it’s for the animals, I like singing and imagining I’m in music videos in my head, I’m a feminist, I have tattoos but not as many as I want, I like thinking about going to the gym and getting really stacked but then in reality I just lie on the sofa eating falafel and watching New Girl, I have a dog that I bloody LOVE called sookie (she’s in the picture up there, look how cute she is!)and I had to leave her in England with my dad and I miss her tonnes and tonnes, my favourite author is Neil Gaiman, my favourite band is Brand New, I have severe depression, I really like fresh bedsheets, I’m good at frisbee and I only just got into The Smiths six months ago.
Where I live.
I currently live and work in Saudi Arabia at King Abdullah’s University of Science and Technology on the Red Sea coast near a city called Jeddah. “But you said you were a feminist you good for nothing liar” I hear you say – yes but this university is the countries FIRST AND ONLY dual-gendered university which is a huge step in the right direction and I am proud to support that.
I live here with my other half, who also works at KAUST. We foster a one eared street dog called SuSu and we have daily arguments about the correct way to fold a towel.
Why does anyone give a shit/want to read this blog?
(They probably don’t)
Buuuuuuut when I was looking at moving here, I found KAUST blogs very helpful so maybe I can help other new KAUSTIANS – yes honestly they have given themselves a nickname-out in the same way.
I want to blog about my time here and not just about KAUST, about expat life in general so if inane ramblings about bad traffic and heat are your thing, you should probably follow me.
Hope that clears things up a bit.