Traveling Raconteur

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An Over-recommended Recommendation Letter – Sweet!

“Dreaming of a big rosewood writing table on a beach with a typewriter on it, an old bottle with a single flower, a stargazer lily maybe, a pitcher of cool … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Using real name in dating site is a good idea? i am also not sure

it is nice to know your real name. ibrahim is also my name. using real name in dating site is a good idea? i am also not sure but i … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Death of a Dear Friend

There seems to be no sleep for me tonight as early this evening I was told of the death of someone very dear to my heart-a Ugandan priest named Fr. … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Artur in Spalding

Dear Mubin, Rereading your letter kept me smiling for a couple of minutes, thank you for that.:))))) Now I live in Spalding, Lincolnshire, it is a town (bigger than Longtown … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Picture and Story

“the story behind this pic is as awesome as the pic–Early 70’s, I was in Ocean City, New Jersey visiting friends and became ill. I was resting when a friend … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Please Mind The Gap

Inside that tiny gap, is a beautiful house this bird built with her partner. They have been at it since 7 this morning and have taken into it candy wrappers, … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Alex and Wannes and The Cows

Hey Mubin, this is Alex and Wannes. We salute you from the snowy mountains of Germania (“see front”). Tonight we sleep with the cows of this place because there is … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

To – Do

To-Do Morning list when mum’s not in town. – Check house for lizards – Check on Mommy – Pigeon in balcony – Water poor plants – Feed hungry pigeons – … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Littlies

The new little birdies are just opening their eyes to the world on Day 2. Pink bodied with sparse yellow hair, a distinct grey head with long blunt beaks, they … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Returning from Beyazit

today’s daydream put me on a tram i was on my to beyazit to buy handpainted ceramic teacups but missed the station i thought it was no problem because i … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Haiku-diem – Pigeon Egg

A mommy pigeon Abandoned her first egg after Humans touched it

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dancers, Dreamers

Sitting beside a potted orange plant my mother waters everyday, in a third floor balcony and on a rocking chair… I see a hazy red sky over me and below … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dreaming Of A Big…

dreaming of a big rosewood writing table on a beach with a typewriter on it, an old bottle with a single flower, a stargazer lily maybe, a pitcher of cool … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ms Kind Cook from A Belgian Village

Ms Kind Cook For the sake of the story, I’d like to call my fellow-passenger, the hungry woman, as the ‘kind cook.’ Because that’s what she told me she did … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

First Eurostar Journey: London to Brussels via Paris

1600: As I was ready to check in, I realized that I had once again been in such awe of Georgina’s presence that I was forgetting what I’d really need … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Day Nine: Lunch with Georgina Harding

Each day of this adventure so far was amazing. But this particular day was just really, really awesome. My dream as a child was to travel alone, which I was … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Eight: Birmingham – Work

I had to be in Birmingham for work. I am not required to be there really as I can still do the same thing online but a meeting/training session in … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Seven: Liverpool Photo Feature – II

Good Morning! Winter sun @Imagine Cafe, Liverpool 10 am – Sefton Park As per my tour plan, I was going to Edinburgh but couldn’t. I needed to be in Birmingham … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Six: Liverpool Photo Feature

5 Reasons Why Liverpool’s Merseyside Maritime Museum is better than Royal Maritime Museum, London –          Better, more wonderful, impressive display –          Great story-telling –          Great use of pictures to tell … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Five: London to Liverpool!

I breezed through London’s Underground with awkwardness only in my luggage because by now, I know the tube map at the back of my hand! It was a big mistake … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Four: Trafalgar Christmas Tree and Cafe Concerto

After giving many thanks and bidding farewell to the very friendly people at the gallery showing ‘Jewel of the Universe,’ I headed to where I was very curious to go … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Four: Jewel of the Universe

It was a great decision to get to Trafalgar square, Catharine was very excited about the ‘huge’ Christmas tree there, she had said that I shouldn’t miss it! As I … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Four: Underground Busker

Catharine had taught me an important lesson, I couldn’t ignore it. Winter or summer, you go about your day as you would as long as there’s no rain, it is … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Four: Sir John Soane Museum

I had written to Georgina, my favourite writer whom I met in Oxford last year – the memory of which remains much treasured to me now and forever. In my … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Four: Wandering

Day Four: Wandering After returning the wonderful audio device and exiting the historic Westminster Abbey, I allowed myself to wander. I knew I had to get to someplace and therefore … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Four: Westminster Abbey

Day Four: Westminster Abbey I have never discussed this before, not with my closest friends or family and writing about it makes me feel a little weird. I am fascinated … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Day Four: Winter Rose

The length of daytime was the biggest shock on this adventure. The cold and the darkness seemed to tell me that I should wrap up my day by 7, head … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Three: The Dilemma: Birmingham or Liverpool or London

I had planned this travel a month in advance and had bought train tickets too. As per the plan, I was to travel to Birmingham the next day. Why I … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Three: Revisiting The Charles Lamb Pub

As directed by my friend, I reached Angels and followed the directions further. Exit and take left said Catharine pointing to the little map in her map book. From there … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Three: Royal Maritime Museum

I was slightly unhappy as we just arrived because the museum building seemed like there were great many treasures inside and we had no more than an hour! To tour … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Three: Greenwich and The Cutty Sark

After seeing off Madhu, Catharine and I ventured into Greenwich. Greenwich is one of the first English proper names I had learnt. India’s time is +5.30 hours Greenwich Mean Time. … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Three: Canary Wharf, Madhu and Apple Cider

After pleasing my stomach with good food, my friend and I headed to the nearest tube station to get to Canary Wharf. Now, I had great things about this world … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Project Dante and Ben

My affections for the Equus africanus asinus has never been a secret. I use the scientific name just here to make this blogpost intelligent enough to survive the ‘first 10 … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

My 28th Birthday

Was great. I have maybe said this a million times but I will again, breakfast is the most wonderful, most delightful part of any day for me, so when breakfast … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wishes for Self

I love birthdays and New Years Eve as they seem to give hope for a new start. Atleast 27 birthdays have passed and an equal number of ‘new years’ but … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Three: Charity Shop and Sandwich Bar

Day Three: Visit to a charity shop When in Oxford last year and again in Carlisle, I had discovered the great joy of shopping from a charity shop. Doesn’t sound … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

S&OP Blog

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November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rives

Hello Mubin and thanks for the message. Yes–people have tattoos of my birds on their bodies and it still surprises me every time. Thanks for sharing my work and for … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dear Mr Sultan

Dear Mr Sultan, I’m so glad to hear that you’ve enjoyed the books. You should know that Thomas Cave grew out of Tranquebar, in a strange way.  It was while … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our little dog stays busy too

Hi Mubin, You’ve got just the right attitude–a love letter to an insect and a Charles Lamb birthday party are the products of a lovely mind. I hope you can … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

if you can, please bring posters from where you live

hiya mubin thanks for asking. i use a lot of spices but i can get them all here, plus it might be dodgy for you bringing them thru the airport!! … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

“I am 60 and okay, for now”

Hi Mubin, My story is not exciting, like yours.  I’ll tell it anyway, then answer your questions. In October 2008, at age 55, I lost my job with Fiserv, Inc.  Check processing went … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

“I guess this is the true meaning of globalization”

Mubin, Thanks for sharing your facebook page – I guess I’m just a bit too old or private or busy to really comprehend facebook. However between Facebook and your blog … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

M to M

I am well, loving my Contemplative Time at Home in my Arkansas Cabin. My journey thru life has always been to find balance between the active “service-ful” life I have … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Italy

Hi M, A beautiful story … thank you for sharing … and glad to hear that the clouds have lifted. A vineyard in Tuscany sounds ideal. Cycled through there many … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

8 days to 28

It’ll be my 28th birthday on the 9th of this month. I am thrilled to have come this far. 27 has been an amazing year, beginning with a massive birthday … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Two: Making Dinner for Friends

I had never touched raw meat before. I never thought I could but when I went to my mother to learn how to make chicken curry that was the first … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Et Voila – Columbia Road and Ryantown!!!

I am very excited writing this entry as those who read it are likely to discover and love an immensely talented, fantastic, London artist. When I first visited The Charles … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Two: Charles Lamb Winter Pilgrimage

If you know me, you are certain to know this one thing about me that my love and admiration for Charles Lamb, an English essayist, is unparalled. Last July I … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day Two: Piccadilly!!

Since I had always only walked up and down Piccadilly and we were getting late for the lunch recital at 1.10 pm, Catharine and I thought it’s best to take … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fighting An Additction

Not One MoreSeptember 12th, 2014
Addiction is a curse one allows upon one's self until it ceases to seek permission. I do not like the idea of a mind controlled by substance. If I can refrain for 30 days, I'd be very impressed with myself.

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