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.
Second in my KAUST packing list posts – what to pack in your air shipment for KAUST. Obviously once you are here you can take a trip to Jeddah and buy almost anything you want, but these are the things I was grateful for or wish I had included, when my first shipment arrived. I… Continue reading KAUST Packing List – What To Put In Your Air Shipment.
In addition to the on-site bus which runs you round campus, KAUST also provide a service to take its residents into Jeddah, to various Malls or Souks – even better, this service is free. As I’ve mentioned before driving in Jeddah is a horrific experience, so I’m happy to leave it to the trained professional… Continue reading Getting off Campus – the KAUST bus timetable.
Moving away from home can be an incredibly difficult, isolating and stressful process. Moving away from home with depression is even more difficult. Moving away from home with depression when your main trigger is isolation and separation from your friends and family is, in a nutshell, a little bit intense. I’ve always maintained however, that… Continue reading The Depressed Expat – how to miss friends and terrify people.
For the month of November in addition to committing myself to NaBloPoMo I have also signed up to WordPress’ Writing and Blogging 101 classes. Madness? Maybe. But I’m (possibly naively) thinking that the three work alongside each other quite nicely. The posts I write linked to my writing and blogging prompts can be considered as my daily… Continue reading A short-but-sweet list about Saudi Arabia