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Forum: Australia
Sep 14th 2018, 11:28 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Single parent who is a nurse and wants to move to Australia

Regarding childcare:

Depending upon which State you select to live in. When my in-laws emigrated back in the 50's they were advised to apply to Queensland as it has warmer weather therefore you...
Forum: Middle East
May 23rd 2018, 2:27 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Swimming for females

I used to be a member of women only Astralis Healthclub & Spa in Khobar. They had a lovely pool for swimming and lots of other activities. There maybe something like that in Al Ahsa at one of the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 17th 2018, 1:19 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 4,733
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Allegedly, a Lufthansa flight had child screaming and throwng a tantrum for 8 hou

Special needs, Aspergers, Autism, ADHD or any other letter of the alphabet. Regardless of whatever "condition" the child has, there is no excuse for the parent allowing him to clamber all over the...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 10th 2017, 9:48 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Buying phone Saudi Arabia

Smartphones at Jarir Bookstore (http://www.jarir.com/sa-en/smartphones-accessories/smartphones.html)

Have a look at Jarir Bookstore, for their selections and prices as an example to see how they...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 10th 2017, 2:40 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Buying phone Saudi Arabia

My husband bought an iPhone in Saudi and it didn't have FaceTime, which is standard Apple feature for video chatting, the omission was deliberate for the Saudi released phones. It had not been...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 28th 2017, 3:45 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,464
Posted By Work Widow

Re: KSA allow women drivers

I have been to Saudi, where thankfully my husband drove - I would sit in the front seat covering my eyes as not only the drivers but also the pedestrians with a death wish were unnerving. I drove in...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 26th 2017, 11:58 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,464
Posted By Work Widow

Re: KSA allow women drivers

Oh goodness, maybe great for western women but I wouldn't trust the locals. It was bad enough in Bahrain with the local women causing accidents.

In fact, Saudi is one of those place where I was...
Forum: Australia
Mar 21st 2017, 10:16 am
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Smart TV.

You don't say what brand of TV you have. You might find you will have to change its "region" when you get here. It can be done, we needed to do it with our UAE TV. Because it was set to the UAE...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 27th 2017, 11:18 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Moving from Dubai to Bahrain

Recommend you get onto the Mums in Bahrain website or Facebook page for info regarding Obgyn and schools. The ladies there are very helpful.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 17th 2016, 11:38 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,925
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Been in KSA 3 months. My HONEST take on the place

Recommend checking out this site

Blue Abaya » Discover Saudi Arabia Through Nordic Eyes (http://www.blueabaya.com/)

Hopefully you may get some relevant information and insight.

Cheers

I...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 18th 2016, 1:47 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,721
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Anyone living in Bahrain but working in Saudi...?

I hope I can help.

From memory only I (spouse) required a resident visa in Bahrain but my husband would get a new entry visa into Bahrain on a daily basis as he held a Saudi Iqama which gave him...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 28th 2016, 4:44 am
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By Work Widow

RIP Max Walker

Max Walker: Larrikin, sportsman, raconteur and broadcaster dies aged 68 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)...
Forum: New Zealand
May 31st 2016, 8:53 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,978
Posted By Work Widow

Re: New Zealand or Australia

I am an currently an Aussie in NZ, we most recently came in from Bahrain/Saudi - so loving the greenery, but it's cold now and we are in the Northland district.

Christchurch - Con: EARTHQUAKES,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 30th 2016, 10:31 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By Work Widow

Re: You've just won the Lotto

1) How much would you need to win in the Lotto to give up everything and retire

2 million would be extremely useful, pay out mortgages and kids student loans and some left over, probably not...
Forum: New Zealand
May 30th 2016, 10:08 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,215
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Renting

I have learned since arriving into NZ that many of the motels around the metropolitan area in Auckland have spacious 1 or 2 bedroom self-contained apartments (having own kitchen & lounge facility) as...
Forum: Middle East
May 28th 2016, 10:24 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Help with nurseries in Bahrain

Join Mums in Bahrain as previously suggested and look at their FB page. Excellent info available there.

www.mumsinbahrain.net
Forum: Middle East
May 14th 2016, 1:00 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 5,861
Posted By Work Widow

Re: How difficult is it for a 43 year old Brit. family man to go to Riyadh alone?

I have recently posted on another thread but will do again. For what it's worth. Here is a wife perspective.

I feel you have to focus on the reason you're considering it in the first place. I...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 13th 2016, 1:16 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,879
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Marriage vs. Expat life

We did it for 8 years. Already married for quite a few years before the overseas job. It worked well for us. I was kept very busy attending to our 4 children. We didn't want to uproot them so I...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 12th 2016, 9:12 am
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By Work Widow

Re: For the ladies

Thanks for that info. Doesn't have to be CBD can travel either north or south.

I'll check out Orewa,

Cheers
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 11th 2016, 11:47 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By Work Widow

For the ladies

Hi, newly arrived into NZ currently in Auckland.

Girls, can anyone recommend a good hygienic nail technician that does acrylics in Auckland or surrounding areas.

So far I've met with "Oh, we...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 16th 2016, 7:00 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Bahrain

Living in Bahrain is a damn side better than Saudi!

Despite the armed police, who are not everywhere, only in the potential trouble spots. And we've just had the anniversary of the Arab Spring in...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 5th 2016, 3:07 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,249
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Bahrain - the good, the bad?

You're in Sydney, are you Australian? There are quite a few of them here. Mainly British expats with a few Americans but there are folks from all corners of the world here.

Bahrain is good for...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 3rd 2016, 3:00 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Dentist in Dammam

As previously recommended:Can recommend Ozone Dental Centre, Corniche Rd Al Khobar. Beside Tamimi market Tel 8940007 I had an emergency crown problem promptly attended to with very short notice and...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 29th 2015, 4:33 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Doha Airport tips please - Lounges?

Enoyed time in the Qatar Airways lounge, but I was travelling business class. Beautifully decorated, reflection pool and fine dining upstairs.
Forum: Italy
Jun 15th 2015, 2:45 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By Work Widow

Re: Travel Advice

Hi, also from Middle East planning on travel into Italy very soon. I am having anxiety over car hire and international driving permit. Getting conflicting information.

We have Saudi driving...
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