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: 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...

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...