Fake Plastic Souks: The Dead Sea Hotel

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

I've gone and done the book thing again.I finished my fifth serious novel, Birdkill, in February 2016 and that was lovely. I messed around for a while doing nothing in particular and then around May or June I started playing with a scheme that had firs...

Fake Plastic Souks: British Expat Detained In Dubai (Well, Shacked Up In Sharjah, Really)

Posted on the April 29th, 2018 under Personal Bloggers by

(Image Credit: Wikipedia)The car was down at Al Futtaim, going through the process of leaching several thousand dirhams from my bank account, so I had a bit of time yesterday to take on a Quora question asking about the 'Dark Side' of Dubai. I occasion...

Fake Plastic Souks: BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS

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

I can justify that headline. A man called Books reserves his, Books', books of books. There.Meanwhile, adding to yesterdays frankly amazing news about Birdkill going on promo and being FREE yes FREE for the next four days (it was five days but you wast...

Fake Plastic Souks: Birdkill And Book Promo MADNESS

Posted on the April 27th, 2018 under Personal Bloggers by

Of all the reviews on Amazon for my books, my favourite of the lot is for Birdkill: "This is a cynical negative, depressing book. Everyone decent died. I'm sorry I read it."Well, it's been a very long while indeed since I did anything about promot...

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...

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...