Christopher Saul's Blog: Remembering my mother

Posted on the October 23rd, 2014 under Expat Bloggers by

My mother passed away four years ago today. I still think of her every day.

Fake Plastic Souks: Dubai World Trade Centre Hosts A Very Literary Lunch

Posted on the October 23rd, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Back in the days when men were men, women were interested and dinosaurs roamed the earth, the Dubai World Trade Club sat atop the tallest building in the whole Middle East. It was an invitation-only members gaffe limited to CIP...

Fake Plastic Souks: A Dubai Writer’s Workshop – Book Writing, Editing And Publishing

Posted on the October 8th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

The Brand Spanking New Bookshop at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)STOP PRESSActually, it wasn't so bad and we had seats for everyone, so DO please feel free to come along to the next workshop on Editing on the 21st! :)So you think you might...

One Nine Seven One: The Review AE: Why Transformers: The Age of Extinction is a good film.

Posted on the October 5th, 2014 under Uncategorized by

Marky Mark: A welcomed inclusion to the Transformers franchiseCloser to the spirit of the first The Transformers movie and the 1980s TV show and comics, Transformers: Age Of Extinction - the fourth in the rebooted series - is a marked improvement...

Fake Plastic Souks: The Great Dubai Razor Rebellion.

Posted on the September 29th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The Gillette website is a hoot. One of the sections of the site, richly packed with relevant content, is titled 'how to shave' and has some highly useful video demonstrations suitable for any educationally subnormal macaq...

Fake Plastic Souks: Book Review: Desert Taxi

Posted on the September 27th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)You'll find it hard to find a copy of this. Amazon's selling one - if I were you, I'd rush over and snap it up. It's out of print - a gem that deserves SO much more than oblivion.I love this book. It's a treasured possess...

Fake Plastic Souks: JW’s Steakhouse, Dubai

Posted on the September 26th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

When it opened, something like 20 years ago, JW's Steakhouse was the place to go in Dubai. I kid you not. People flocked to the joint, they had to put tables outside under the staircase. You'd have to make reservations weeks in advance. Every weekend, ...

Christopher Saul's Blog: Driving home

Posted on the September 26th, 2014 under Expat Bloggers by

I think it might take longer than 72 hours these days.

Fake Plastic Souks: Stalled. A Writer’s Nightmare.

Posted on the September 24th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

I've stalled on the new book. I've written not one word since before the Summer hols. I made some notes and stuff in Belfast and Newry, I sat down for a long chat with a 'Shinner' MP and former IRA man while I was in 'Noori', that fine town in 'Norn Ir...

Fake Plastic Souks: Reminiscences (Apropos Nothing)

Posted on the September 23rd, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)So we are taken from gin pahits to fags to reminiscing in general. It's been a strange week all round.This memory hit me today as I chatted with the feared Grey Havens Gang - the first such convo in a while, actually...For a lo...