Fake Plastic Souks: Emirates LitFest Sell-Out Shock Horror!

Posted on the March 1st, 2015 under Personal Bloggers by

I'm on a panel at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature on Friday with Orion Fiction Editor Kate Mills and head of Norwich Writer's Centre Chris Gribble on 'How to make novels fly'.It's not about taking Dorothy Parker's advice seriously* so ...

Fake Plastic Souks: A Simple Irish Farmer Is Finished.

Posted on the February 28th, 2015 under Personal Bloggers by

I have finished writing A Simple Irish Farmer. And I am glad. It's undoubtedly been the most arduous project of all the books I've completed, although Olives took many more years to become complete and Beirut and Shemlan both underwent major re-writes ...

GREEN LIVING IN DUBAI: Anniversary Green Giveaway!

Posted on the February 26th, 2015 under Green Living by

This month Green Living in Dubai completed 6 years! To say THANK YOU to our readers we are giving away 4 Bagoto Car Trash Bags to TWO lucky winners! Click here, to read why Bagoto is listed in our Green Directory. This Giveaway will end ...

Fake Plastic Souks: I’ve Finally Sold Out To… Well, You!

Posted on the February 24th, 2015 under Personal Bloggers by

Olives - A Violent Romance and Beirut - An Explosive Thriller have sold out of their print editions.I'm still not sure how to react to that. So I'll just post about it.I found out from WH Smith, who are providing the books for this year's LitFest (wher...

Fake Plastic Souks: Fish And Superfish

Posted on the February 22nd, 2015 under Personal Bloggers by

I don't know if you've seen the broohaha, but there has been an almighty spat between members of the security industry and PC manufacturer Lenovo, which has perhaps unwisely been loading its consumer PCs with nasty little adware add-on Superfish Virtua...

Christopher Saul's Blog: Wheels on the bus

Posted on the February 20th, 2015 under Expat Bloggers by

I played some nursery rhymes at Zara’s second birthday party last week. The bouncy castle was also a hit.

Christopher Saul's Blog: Snowed in

Posted on the February 20th, 2015 under Expat Bloggers by

Flight home from Istanbul on Weds was cancelled after the incoming EK flight arrived but turned back as there were no ‘spaces left for the plane’, we were told. Fortunately a friend from Dubai was on the same flight and helped out finding a...


Posted on the February 15th, 2015 under Green Living by

Hi all mommy readers, I have found out a green product which your kids are going to love!Ruhaan loves playing with play dough, which kid doesn't like. My mom tells me when I was a kid even I used to play with roti dough while my mom...

Fake Plastic Souks: Of Writing Books And Vicissitude

Posted on the February 15th, 2015 under Personal Bloggers by

An SSD in the wild.(Photo credit: Wikipedia)I have a new computer. It has a 4k screen and is basically very cool indeed. And then out of nowhere the other day that lavish and exquisitely detailed screen went green and the machine died and refused point...

Fake Plastic Souks: Strange Searches Ride Again

Posted on the February 8th, 2015 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Search engines are funny things. There they are, making billions of dollars out of giving you what you're looking for on the Internet and here I am, clearly screwing up that process for a small but frustrated number of searcher...