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Forum: Middle East
Oct 31st 2017, 2:13 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By LofA

Re: A silly question

How have I lived my whole life and never heard of this? :lol:
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 17th 2009, 10:48 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,245
Posted By LofA

Re: How messed up is that?

This, or something similar,should be compulsory viewing as part of the driving test.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 6th 2009, 2:40 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By LofA

Re: Scotland vs Macedonia

Hold on, let me consult me Oracle...
Oracle say scotland 1...
netherlands 1.

I also predict that the match will contain a red haired fiery individual who will receive the card of yellow. The...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 6th 2009, 2:18 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,322
Posted By LofA

Re: Hi All - Another Riyadh Newbie

Hi Cloutman

Welcome to riyadh. Think you may need an indoor archery court/pitch/green/ what is it called? As weather too hot here most of the year for outside sports. Good luck.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 5th 2009, 5:27 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By LofA

Re: Scotland vs Macedonia

Yep. 2-0. Never wrong.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 5th 2009, 12:28 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By LofA

Re: Scotland vs Macedonia

I have a prediction: 2-0 to Macedonia. I am never wrong where football predictions are concerned...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 1st 2009, 8:33 am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,579
Posted By LofA

Re: Flying during Ramadan

Expats do not generally fast (I know there are exceptions), so when you can be discreet do so. When you can't i.e. on a plane, tough - traveller's do not have to fast it is their choice. They get...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 29th 2009, 2:48 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 3,534
Posted By LofA

Re: Child bride turned over to 80-year-old husband

"Dumb ass" is clear. Not sure about "carton of orange juice" though.
Forum: Middle East
Aug 29th 2009, 2:30 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By LofA

Re: Riyadh? total newbie, some questions (£££)

Jeddah is more liberal than Riyadh, and an easy flight - but is still heavily restrictive. Unfortunately you will have to leave the Kingdom if you want western style of weekend entertainment. This...
Aug 28th 2009, 10:50 am
Replies: 212
Views: 6,843
Posted By LofA

Re: Makes me sick !!

Yep. Saudi Arabia is good. send 'em here for a little 're-education'
Forum: Middle East
Aug 28th 2009, 10:26 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,534
Posted By LofA

Re: Child bride turned over to 80-year-old husband

This is so sad. But my anger is directed at her father who offered her in place of her sister - not the 80 year old man. He probably just wants someone to cook and clean for him. At least I hope...
Aug 28th 2009, 10:20 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,807
Posted By LofA

Re: Just received job offer to work in Riyadh

Salary is OK but housing allowance is well short of what you need. As a single guy you need double this.
Forum: Middle East
Aug 28th 2009, 10:07 am
Replies: 6
Views: 8,281
Posted By LofA

Re: Where to live in Riyadh

Danajj is correct. I have been in Riyadh for 18 months now and have never met any expats who do not live on a compound. i have a busy and active social life (as do my wife and kids), and it is all...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 5th 2009, 7:41 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By LofA

Re: Far in Advance Research

[QUOTE=RBurns;7814210]LofA:-

Thanks for the answers, I'm assuming that we'll be able to get into the main compound where the british school is, our company is being contracted by the BinLaden...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 5th 2009, 7:14 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 6,066
Posted By LofA

Re: Newbie in Riyadh

[QUOTE=Alfi;7814408]Does that mean that you want to come too LofA?;)[/QUOTE

Yeah, yeah yeah! Please please please! Lemmecome,lemmecome, lemmecome!
Promise to not do my Hilary Clinton impression...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 5th 2009, 10:25 am
Replies: 47
Views: 1,671
Posted By LofA

Re: Words that used to make you laugh as a kid !

These two previously posted brought a smile to me, dunkey and spaz. Often used in the same conversation...

For me I always liked 'shag' as in my hardly-ever-fail chat up line, "Do you fancy a...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 5th 2009, 10:06 am
Replies: 46
Views: 6,066
Posted By LofA

Re: Newbie in Riyadh

Yeah! :thumbup: A get together with seven nurses sounds great! Just watch out for those whose motives for meeting up with a group of 7 nurses will not be strictly honourable or philanthropic. I will...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 4th 2009, 7:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By LofA

Re: Far in Advance Research

For what it's worth
1. Not sure about the women's university, but if there are men about, or likely to see them, then they have to cover up.

2. Saudi is a terrible place to drive with more...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 4th 2009, 6:52 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By LofA

Re: Sex braggart may face death

Sounds like a dreamer who was bragging rather than doing - Beheading for talking about sex? Welcome to the Kingdom...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 4th 2009, 6:47 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 6,066
Posted By LofA

Re: Newbie in Riyadh

Well best of luck. Keep us posted on how you get on. Life on the compounds of Riyadh is familiar to most of us expats here, so will be interesting to hear how you get on outside. Suggest you keep...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 3rd 2009, 8:00 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,425
Posted By LofA

Re: I love Riyadh?!?

Before I came to Riyadh an expat said to me "keep your expectations low and you will be pleasently surprised". The key to life in Riyadh is a good compound, if you have that then you have a chance....
Forum: Middle East
Aug 3rd 2009, 7:34 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 6,066
Posted By LofA

Re: Newbie in Riyadh

Life can be tough in Riyadh, I don't know what nationality you are, but generally speaking western, (and I include those from the antipodes among these), expats need compound life around them to...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 31st 2009, 12:29 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By LofA

Re: Riyadh Hello

Thank you very much for your touching and kind comments. I could not have wished for a warmer and more welcoming introduction to BE forum life (dabs at his eyes with crumpled handherchief..) :cool:
Forum: Middle East
Jul 29th 2009, 2:31 pm
Replies: 243
Views: 42,311
Posted By LofA

Re: OK So we did a runner......

This is correct - do not return to Dubai! They will be looking to make an example of someone to discourage future runners - be warned!
Forum: Middle East
Jul 29th 2009, 12:36 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By LofA

Riyadh Hello

Firstly, before moving to Riyadh (about a year ago now), I used this forum for some much needed information and advice. A big thank you to all you British Expat Forum guys who supplied this.
Now,...
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