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food stand at a traditional out door marketΒ 

Camel Souk just outside Riyadh

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dresses at local market not the mall

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  1. Where does one wear these fancy dresses when you’re supposed to be covered up???

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    October 16, 2015
  2. Your photos are always so fascinating. Thank you for sharing them.

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    October 16, 2015
  3. I loved the camel parking lot.

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    October 16, 2015
  4. Interesting as usual:) Did you go to the fancy lady parties?

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    October 16, 2015
    • no

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      October 16, 2015
      • 😦

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        October 16, 2015
        • πŸ™‚ 😦

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          October 16, 2015
        • we never went to weddings or parties, he would never say no, but it was know. arabs go to weddings, parties all the time! His brother and sister insisted to take my daughters to a wedding while we were in Syria! they were not happy to hear and shocked to hear we had never gone.That is part of culture to go

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          October 16, 2015
          • Well I have a few thoughts about why he never took you, but it doesn’t change anything anyway. It’s nice that your daughters got to experience the festivities!

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            October 16, 2015
          • yes it was interesting for them for sure!

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            October 16, 2015
          • what r your thoughts?

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            October 16, 2015
          • It’s all speculation. But I know that in just about every culture marriage is celebrated with family and loved ones. And maybe if he hadn’t treated you one way and then changed I would have thought that he just had this moral compass that kept him grounded and anti-frivolous. But (from the little I know) I think he didn’t want you to see how good people had it. I mean he went to parties and ‘hobnobbed’ with the sheik, right?

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            October 16, 2015
          • yes I agree!! He kept us apart from his family as well which was weird! So yes I think you are right! I made desserts for the sheik for 7 years, 3 days a week and I just started thinking I never heard one word from him?? no thank you nothing which would have been a big shame in arab culture. So he kept people away. good insight, thanks!

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            October 16, 2015
  5. I’ve been doing some catching up on your memoirs and have say that I salute for for getting trough to where you are. I’ll be back. Best Chevvy

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    October 16, 2015
  6. ‘Riyadh’ has some unpleasant connotations in the news… nice to see another side to it.

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    October 16, 2015
  7. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award because I find your blog awesome. — Sandie

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    October 16, 2015
  8. A nice selection of photos, Lynn. I don’t need to ask about wearing those fancy dresses now. I asked you that question a while ago. It’s a shame he never took you to any parties, but from what you’ve said in several posts, he wouldn’t have taken you anywhere that you could enjoy yourself.

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    October 16, 2015
    • women go alone to parties and weddings. Men do their own things usually. he went to Dubai, Yemen, China, America etc. he loved to travel. He attended weddings, fancy parties weekly. I never asked to go because I knew it would not work. I went to a coffee morning once, he pushed me to go, but afterward the house was not in order and that was a problem. So, he would hold out his hand and say here take this(opportunity) but then it was false. he lived a glamorous life in a way, his friend the shiek had a 737 and he went many places with him.

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      October 16, 2015
      • I expected you to say something like this, Lynn. He lived such a glamorous and exciting life but demanded so much work and dedication (to him) from you. I won’t say I don’t know why you stuck it out for so long, because I know. You stayed for your children’s sake – something I well understand.

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        October 16, 2015
        • Thanks for understanding!! It’s hard to explain and when you leave and seek help many people tell you, “Why did you stay then” which adds to not wanting to leave etc. You seem to understand this and that helps because it is so hard to explain! I can’t tell you what I went through to buy another month, then week then day and literally in the end an hour of peace! Thanks for understanding!

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          October 16, 2015
  9. How beautiful!! 😍😍😍

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    October 16, 2015
  10. I found out my answers to my questions, Lyn by reading comments. So interesting and sometimes beautiful with fancy dresses and special like camels who look content to be people carriers. πŸ™‚
    Sad to me, I get a little weepy from thinking of all you did, so hard you tried to please your husband and still no warmth or respect. Making frequently desserts for the Sheik and still he would not allow praise. I admire your trying and taking care of your chikdren. . . But at such a cost to your inner soul. I care, Lyn, as others here do.β™‘

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    October 16, 2015
    • Thanks and yes it is a cost! At the time you are trying to just survive and keep your kids safe as well as fed, clothed and educated so you dont think of the toll it takes. Now I struggle with many things like fear, not sleeping, anxiety, worrying about everything so yes a huge toll! Thanks for caring!

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      October 16, 2015
  11. In my email, the pic of the food stand didn’t show up. So it said food stand, and there was the pic of the camels!
    I thought, hmmm I didn’t know they ate camels!
    Funny.

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    October 16, 2015
  12. Lovely pics!

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    October 16, 2015
  13. Is that like a fast food stand? That is quite interesting about those dresses. Thank you for sharing, Lnyz πŸ™‚

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    October 16, 2015
  14. lovely pics Lynn!

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    October 16, 2015
  15. I need to get new glasses … I misread the whole thing and thought the picture of camels was the foodstand!! Great vignette as always πŸ™‚

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    October 17, 2015
  16. I can just imagine the ladies all dressed up in those gowns, giggling like only a bunch of sober ladies can!

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    October 17, 2015

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