On Saturday I finally got to go on my long awaited trip to Bahrain. To leave Saudi Arabia you need to have an exit & reentry visa, which you can’t get until you have your Iqama. I got my Iqama last week, & as this weekend was a long weekend, I decided to escape the… Continue reading A trip to Bahrain
I’ve now been in Saudi Arabia for one month, & boy does time fly. Whilst it’s been a fairly uneventful month, it’s also been hectic. I’m settled in at my work, although still struggling more than I’d like. I’m struggling with the names of people, & with my boss a little bit. He’s nice enough,… Continue reading Month One
Alas, not as dramatic as it sounds. One of the (many) things to get used to in Saudi Arabia is that the water is terrible. You can’t drink the tap water, & you’re not really supposed to cook with it or clean fruit with it either (I do though). Most girls here filters attached to… Continue reading A hospital visit!
This week was my first full week working over here, & I’d be lying if I said it was massively productive. Despite the actual working day being longer, from what I can see, less work is actually achieved. My boss is away at the moment, & I’m still learning the ropes, which is partially why… Continue reading My first working week
It was my 29th birthday last Sunday (the 12th March), & needless to say, it was much more sedate than my usual birthdays in London. Three years ago I had just arrived in London (for my 26th birthday), & as I had moved to London with two friends (as well as my sister in London),… Continue reading A Saudi Arabian birthday
Finally- a blog post that is going on the internet on the same day I’ve written it! One of my aims when I decided to move to Saudi Arabia was to get a cat. I had a cat for about 6-7 years, who died last year, & decided that I wanted another cat. London isn’t… Continue reading New additions!
*This blog post was written on the 9th March, but I don’t have wifi access, so this is belatedly going online when I can get onto the internet* I’m at the end of Day Two of working in Saudi Arabia & I must confess that this is not my most productive of weeks. 1) When… Continue reading My working life