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F*** the environment, I want my plastic bags!

July 25, 2008


So say the majority or Geant shoppers when they heard that they would have to pay 20 fils per plastic bags. Yes, Bahrain is well on its way to putting itself on the map as the worlds most enviromentally unfriendly people. Even the citizens of Dubai have reluctantly embraced the move towards ridding the world […]


March 10, 2008


These were featured in a free catalogue that was dropped under my gate. I wonder how they would do down in the UK but here it seems that nobody seems to mind.

I hate minibus drivers

March 9, 2008


Despite the convenience of not having to do the school run myself as well as the environmental benefits of using a bus, I’m still refusing to put my child on a school mini bus. It’s a Toyota Hiace just like this one (but older) has no seatbelts fitted and is driven by a moron. For […]

Happy Mothers Day

March 2, 2008


To all the mothers, this is your day. Maybe we should think about Mother Earth too and one of the best ways to start is by saying no to plastic bags. The damage these things do to our environment goes way beyond the twenty or so minutes of convenience they give us to get our […]

March’s edition of FACT magazine out today

March 1, 2008


The only mag on the island worth reading. >No ‘society pages’, photos of people out on the p***. Who wants to pay for that? >Top class writing >Informative and entertaining.

Radio Ga Ga

February 29, 2008


Just been flicking through the GDN this morning as I munched on my breakfast. Nothing interesting in the news so skip that and get to the good old letters page which often contains some of the best writing in the whole rag. Those who read Al Ain Taxi will know that I used to rant […]

Bahrain Taxis

February 28, 2008


Just got back from a trip to Spinneys in Budaiya. Drove past all the people lining up at the McDonalds drive in and felt superior as I was about to buy fruit! Al Osra or Spinneys as its known to many is a sure place to meet people. You only have to sit for five […]

Why is the driving so bad in Bahrain?

February 28, 2008


Someone please tell me. In the meanwhile let me leave you with this video. The Aussie V8 Supercars certainly got a welcome Bahrain-style last November, not only did they get to experience our wonderful F1 track they also had some fun on our local highways too.

Bahrain’s moron driver of the day award goes to..

February 26, 2008


The woman who decided she was too important to wait in line to turn left into Saar Avenue from Avenue 35 around 12.30 this afternoon. Instead she drove along the pavement on the right, past the queuing traffic and cut in front of me as I was turning left. And second prize goes to the […]

A dog’s life?

February 18, 2008


It started with a woman complaining about the barking coming from the BSPCA shelter in Saar. In a letter to the Gulf Daily News she suggested that the dogs could be sedated at night so she could get a decent nights sleep. Of course, such an idea is ludicrous and before you knew if there […]