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Forum: Cyprus
Jun 5th 2010, 1:48 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,225
Posted By Nic1

Re: HELP! cannot afford to move and not work

I would err on the side of caution. People I know who are living on sterling pensions are struggling - and these are people with no mortgages or rent to pay. Do your sums, work out your living...
Forum: Middle East
May 24th 2010, 1:15 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,914
Posted By Nic1

Re: Attack at Kingdom tower.

The email I got said it was a Kingdom Compound bus so obviously there is some discrepenciy in stories here. Friends on KC have forwarded email to Ed to see what he has to say.
Forum: Middle East
May 23rd 2010, 5:54 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,914
Posted By Nic1

Re: Attack at Kingdom tower.

Got an email about this saying it was a Kingdom Compound bus and one of the women had to have stitches. Not there now, but OH is and he's heard nothing (not that that means anything tbh :)

N
Forum: Middle East
Mar 9th 2010, 4:56 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By Nic1

Re: British School in Saudi Arabia Riyadh anyone going? Sept 2010

left KSA in July but there a few teachers at BSIR who like to party who also live on Al Hamra - think you'll be OK!

N
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 9th 2010, 4:54 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By Nic1

Re: And The Oscar Goes To...

I like Sandra Bullock - she gets a bit samey and then does something surprising where she's not just playing the same goofy bird again - liked in Practical Magic - didn't recognise her at first.

N
Forum: Cyprus
Feb 25th 2010, 4:05 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,625
Posted By Nic1

Re: Need advice please

Agree with the others re renting first. We are in the Limassol area and also have kids at the Heritage - they love it and have settled really well. I would advise very strongly that you buy...
Forum: Cyprus
Feb 25th 2010, 4:01 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,179
Posted By Nic1

Re: Aphrodite Hills Resort

We've stayed there a lot and celebreated my 50th birthday there with friends and family along. The staff were fab, and made it a great day. It's a lovely place and probably the best hotel on the...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 10th 2010, 4:21 am
Replies: 13
Views: 17,115
Posted By Nic1

Re: Tax when working in Saudi

But if you are returning for a weeks holiday and then going back to Saudi you won't have to pay tax. As long as you are out of the country for ayear - you are allowed a certain number of days back...
Forum: Cyprus
Feb 2nd 2010, 4:04 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,909
Posted By Nic1

Re: property prices

I would advise absolutely against handing out a years rent in advance - you can get great deals on rentals just now where you pay on a month by month basis. I would suggest trying to get s hort term...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 31st 2010, 10:31 am
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Nic1

Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 30th 2010, 3:07 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By Nic1

Terrorist threat

Not sure if this has been posted before, but it made me laugh,

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats and
have raised their security level from "Miffed" to...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 22nd 2010, 3:35 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,499
Posted By Nic1

Re: British School or Mulinational School in riyadh

It also depends what your future plans are - the British school follows the British curriculum, the Multi follows, I understand, the Australian system. Not sure what the differences are - you would...
Jan 16th 2010, 1:57 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By Nic1

Re: Job move Dubai to Saudi - crazy or not?

and you will also actually be more than 500 squidlies better off because you will spend so much less. So if you want to stash some cash go for it. It's an interesting experience.

N
Forum: Middle East
Jan 12th 2010, 6:42 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,251
Posted By Nic1

Re: Newbie - Lancashire to Doha - Chat?

My husband lives in ME and I don't and we have two teenage kids and it is tough. He visits regularly but it's not the same as having him here all the time. I am basically a single parent most of...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 12th 2010, 6:34 am
Replies: 19
Views: 13,777
Posted By Nic1

Re: arabic language course in Riyadh - any advice?

sorry not posted Al Hamra lady's details yet - lost her number in the move - waiting for a message from a friend . . .

N
Jan 5th 2010, 2:47 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,142
Posted By Nic1

Re: Women visa to saudi arabia (Jeddah)

Not really sure what dates you are going over to Saudi but if you are being employed by the university they will provide sponsorship for you and presumably your children. You will I think need a...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 5th 2010, 2:42 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 13,777
Posted By Nic1

Re: arabic language course in Riyadh - any advice?

Where are you located ? There is a really good Arabic teacher on Al Hamra - she teaches in groups or individually - I would reommend here if you are in that general area. Let me know and I'll send...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 28th 2009, 11:45 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By Nic1

Re: Two fat ladies . . .

I may be fattist - but I am not a numpty :)

N
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 28th 2009, 7:15 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By Nic1

Re: Two fat ladies . . .

why am I a fatist numpty ? It's just ridiculous that you can't use the old bingo calls in case a fat person gets offended . . .

N
Forum: Cyprus
Dec 27th 2009, 11:30 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,756
Posted By Nic1

Re: Any advice ?..

Hi, you need to look very carefully at costs of living out here, and need to ensure you have a decent sum of money to bring with you to cover the initial 6-12 months. Wages here are very low and...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 27th 2009, 11:23 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By Nic1

Two fat ladies . . .

88

there, I've sad it - if people don't want to be called fat by a bingo caller they should go on a diet . .

the UK has totally and competely lost the plot.

Happy New Year
N
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 24th 2009, 1:18 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,269
Posted By Nic1

Re: Merry Christmas everybody!

wishing you all a fabbo Christmas and a healthy and happy 2010

N
Forum: Middle East
Dec 22nd 2009, 2:41 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 21,032
Posted By Nic1

Re: UK Bank Account for Non-Residents

We kept our bank accounts in UK just in case . . . . don't expect to return but who knows ?

N
Forum: Middle East
Dec 21st 2009, 3:35 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 21,032
Posted By Nic1

Re: UK Bank Account for Non-Residents

We've been out of the UK for 16 years and still have an HSBC account, we pay insurances and stuff through it, have sterling credit cards attached to it for when we are in UK and all bills, statements...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 20th 2009, 6:37 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By Nic1

Re: bah humbug...

Hadn't been on there for ages, so went to check out the post - I now know far more than I need to about the best washng powder, christmas carol practice hours, the best stuff to use to glaze mince...
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