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Expat Wife

Expat Wife
I am the archetypal travelling spouse, spending the last 27 years years of marriage obediently, following my husband around the world! Next stop is Saudi Arabia! I hope you enjoy my food, my adventures and musings......D x

Posts by Expat Wife

one day you wake up

one day you wake up

and you mistake a ruffled blanket on the floor for the dog! Oh my! My new specs will be ready within the week but meanwhile …

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The thing is

The thing is

The thing is….I have way too much time on my hands here! I find my mind wandering a lot…..! Wittering on to you lot is …

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Mothers Day – Slow Cooked Mint, Basil and Balsamic Lamb Shanks

Mothers Day – Slow Cooked Mint, Basil and Balsamic Lamb Shanks

So as you no there’s a distinct lack of wine here in Saudi Arabia and how I love cooking with red wine! Still no point …

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Dear Doctors, Nurses and Mental Health Professionals

Dear Doctors, Nurses and Mental Health Professionals

Despite our plea’s you have neglected my daughter in every way! Yes you! East Yorkshire you are an absolute disgrace. Not you alone of course, …

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Middle East Inspired – Lemon, Coconut and Cardamon Loaf

Middle East Inspired – Lemon, Coconut and Cardamon Loaf

I truly do not like dry cakes! So I am playing with ingredients to up the anti on the usual Lemon Drizzle! Being in the …

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Oh how time flies

Oh how time flies

I am feeling a little emotional this morning, thinking about the kids. How I miss them all. Life as an Expat with grown up kids …

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Prayer and a Party – Life interrupted

Prayer and a Party – Life interrupted

There is life here in Riyadh, specifically with our neighbours who partied like its 1999 last night! Usually I would be really annoyed but as …

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Expat Foreign Workers face paying for the Saudi over privileged lifestyle

Expat Foreign Workers face paying for the Saudi over privileged lifestyle

NEWSFLASH…. So as storms batter the UK in more ways than one, the global downturn appears to gather pace, looking to the last hardship posting …

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Dust everywhere….

Dust everywhere….

I really don’t have a lot to do here in Riyadh except play ‘house’. The usual chores in the home keep me occupied for a …

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Culture Shock

Culture Shock

It’s not often I am shocked these days and as an Expat, it would be so darn easy to be blinkered to my host country’s …

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Friday feels

Friday feels

I love Fridays here…or at least I have come to. Friday is the big prayer day, much like our Sundays were as a child. So …

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Lovers Day for all

Lovers Day for all

Okay so the more ‘angry’ amongst us will label Valentines Day, a commercial pain in the ass!  I kind of agree but then whats up …

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