teaching in Riyadh, the next stage of our adventure
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
It feels like it should be magic!
So you want to see my new abaya?
It has a hood, with a point and a tassel - if I flick my head just right I can make the point stand up for a moment ...
Or I can wear it with my neat little pull-over-your-head scarf, my hijab.
What I especially like is that it's made out of nicer fabric than the other ones I tried on. It's sort of cottony, and (according to the label) was made in Damascus. The other ones I saw were thinner and lighter - but nylon.
I am officially retired and staying put in a quiet suburb near the beach, after living in the Torres Strait in the '80s (A MERry Life), 2 years in China (Howling Pigeons of LongHu), a year in Turkey (Turklish Adventure), working in the UK (The British Job, and Porridge in Norwich), working in Saudi Arabia (Howdi Saudi), holidays around the Pacific (Not Riyadh), working in Queensland (How woomba is TOOwoomba, and Brisbane Master Class), and working in Malaysia (For we are jolly good fellows).