Fake Plastic Souks: Fake Plastic Souks Is Ten

Posted on the April 26th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Oh golly, oh gosh! I nearly missed it. Happy Birthday, Fake Plastic Souks! Ten years ago this month, I was sufficiently intrigued by the idea of expressing my opinion without using a pseudonym (at the time the standard approach...

Fake Plastic Souks: Airline News

Posted on the April 12th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

Kentucky man demonstrates customer service experienceI'm hesitant to add more words to the trillions that have been shared around the world after US airline United caused a passenger to be rendered insensible and dragged off a flight by three police of...

Fake Plastic Souks: Airline News

Posted on the April 12th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

Kentucky man demonstrates customer service experienceI'm hesitant to add more words to the trillions that have been shared around the world after US airline United caused a passenger to be rendered insensible and dragged off a flight by three police of...

Fake Plastic Souks: When Brands Go Wrong

Posted on the April 4th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

For many years, I was the delighted driver of Toyota's achingly brilliant MR2, first the 'ordinary' one then the leather-seated T-Bar. A glorious car that, sadly, would never take off in France, because pronounced in French it translates to emmerdeu&nb...

Fake Plastic Souks: The Passing of Paper

Posted on the March 28th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)I follow quite a few legacy publishers on Twitter and suffer from the not infrequent urge to block them as I stare, open-jawed, at their attempts at what they clearly think is 'marketing'. Where most self-published authors have...

Ginger and Scotch: Fairy Tales on the River @ Dubai Parks and Resorts

Posted on the March 25th, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

Once upon a time, in a Dubai Land not so far away, a little girl became Princess for a day. She was lavished with a sumptuous feast of local Emirati delicacies that included grilled fish, chicken biryani, sweet rice, lentil soup… But being a typi...

Fake Plastic Souks: The Great Emirates Laptop Ban

Posted on the March 22nd, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

Abu Nidal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)It is notable that the UK, in slavishly following the 'security advice' of close ally the USA, has not included the UAE and Qatar in its version of the great laptop ban. It takes no great stretch of the imagination or...

Fake Plastic Souks: The Unbearable Lightness Of Not Writing

Posted on the March 21st, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

English: Erik Pevernagie, painting. Representing the opposition with lightness of being (Photo credit: Wikipedia)I'm not writing.I'm not editing or marketing, either. I'm not planning, plotting or playing with a new MS. I started a new book but it's co...

Fake Plastic Souks: How To Self Publish Your Book In Dubai. Or Anywhere Else, For That Matter…

Posted on the March 3rd, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

I just thought this was more fun than the EAFOL logo, to be honest...The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is once again upon us. Yup, that was a year right there.I'm doing  workshop on how to self publish in the UAE, although you'd be able ...

Green Living in Dubai: Clean Energy Spotlight: Iceland’s Geothermal Energy and Thermal Pools

Posted on the October 22nd, 2016 under Green Living by

Once a poorest country in Europe now has one of the top living standards and all thanks to geothermal energy, this can be a short description of Iceland's geothermal energy story! Having located on both Iceland Hotspot and North Atlantic Ridge this is...