Fake Plastic Souks: Madam Ghost Village Pano

Posted on the April 16th, 2018 under Personal Bloggers by

Google being brilliant or scary, you call it. If you have an Android mobile and you're online, then take a number of snaps by rotating yourself, Google will generally recognise it's a panorama, stitch it and send it back to you. The shot above was from...

Fake Plastic Souks: Ghosts In The Desert? Madam!

Posted on the April 14th, 2018 under Personal Bloggers by

Blog posts are like London buses or policemen. You don't see one for two months and when whoosh along come thousands of the swine.I found myself down the usual wormhole in the Internet the other day and discovered an odd location in a map when I was lo...

Fake Plastic Souks: Sorry

Posted on the April 11th, 2018 under Personal Bloggers by

Look, I've been busy. It's been crazy busy with the day job, I got loads of admin work for things 'back home' and we just spent a week in Northern Ireland for Easter.You ever wanna take a hike somewhere beautiful? Try the Mourne Mountains...Anyway. Tha...

Ginger and Scotch: Easy Homemade Chinese Egg Noodles From Scratch

Posted on the March 18th, 2018 under Expat Bloggers by

A fun and easy recipe for homemade Chinese Egg Noodles that can be made by hand or with a pasta machine. Perfectly chewy and springy, these noodles will hold up well in your favorite soup or stir-fry sauce without turning mushy. Kids these days are bus...

Fake Plastic Souks: Meeting Mr Fox

Posted on the February 28th, 2018 under Personal Bloggers by

Arabian Red Fox picture taken in Al Sukhnah, Jordan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)I wrote this simply ages ago for Jordanian website/writer's collective Project Pen, but the site's down nowadays. So I'm putting it up here, just so's I can link to it when I ...

Fake Plastic Souks: Leave And That…

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

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)So I haven't posted in over a month. Sue me.We've been on leave.I hate flying, much as I love EK. A380s rock, the films were awful. Kindles rock more than A380s. Except in turbulence which we saw almost not at all. Heathrow suc...

Fake Plastic Souks: Roger The Radar Rotter

Posted on the May 18th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Roger the Radar Rotter generally lurks around the Sharjah University City area. His favourite places are the roads around the AUS campus, the back road that tracks along the landfill from the logistics center to the roundabout ...

Fake Plastic Souks: Roger The Radar Rotter

Posted on the May 18th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Roger the Radar Rotter generally lurks around the Sharjah University City area. His favourite places are the roads around the AUS campus, the back road that tracks along the landfill from the logistics center to the roundabout ...

Ginger and Scotch: How to Make Hong Kong Egg Cakes (鷄蛋仔)

Posted on the May 1st, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

A popular street food in Hong Kong, I first came across these little egg cakes as a child growing up in New York City’s Chinatown. From a tiny red stall on Mosco Street, Cecilia Tam churned out pan after pan of these eggettes for over a decade but wh...

Ginger and Scotch: How to Make Hong Kong Egg Cakes (鷄蛋仔)

Posted on the May 1st, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

A popular street food in Hong Kong, I first came across these little egg cakes as a child growing up in New York City’s Chinatown. From a tiny red stall on Mosco Street, Cecilia Tam churned out pan after pan of these eggettes for over a decade but wh...