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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

Business Class in Britain

The train left Carlisle station. I could see no more of Artur. Everything seemed perfect, the notice board said this was a train to London Euston, the station master said … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

A little before the goodbye: Locket Swap.

The first day I arrived in Longtown and met Artur, he noticed the thing that I wear around my neck and the charms on it. He particularly liked the guitar … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bye Bye Artur, The Fauld, Longtown, Carlisle :(

My last day in Longtown. I almost don’t want to leave the place. I almost feel like a local here, like I belong here. But I also want to get … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Feeding on The Fauld

Artur feeding a calf right before I tried doing the same but with no success.

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Let’s Do Something Illegal?

Artur leaves for work at 3 am, I was never up when he left but I had asked him to take me along with him to the farm when he … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Experiments with Pepper

Pepper was once a gift fit for kings; above, a French manuscript illustration from the early 15th century shows both harvesting and royal presentation Throughout my time in England, it … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Carlisle on a Saturday

I had never heard of this place until a Wiki article on the Lake District told me about it. I couldn’t get much out of Google either – it’s no … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Friends from the Arthuret

While walking around the graveyard in the Arthuret, Longtown, I tried to look at every grave, read names and the epitaphs. The ones below – which I believe are of … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Road Up Close

Longtown

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Road

No Windermere, no Hawkshead, no Hadrian’s Wall, no Edinburgh, no Glasgow – I went nowhere and stayed only in Longtown though all those places are no more than an hour … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Chance to be Scott

I once hoped I’d win this… no luck 😦

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Artur explaning Touchy Himalayan

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walking Along River Esk

After the breakfast Artur and I left the caravan, he was to take me to a river right behind the farm. I never heard of River Esk before, not in … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hello Artur!

The excitement of seeing your trust make magic is monumental, hence it was very tough to hide my excitement of meeting Artur and getting acquainted with his kind and gentle … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Fauld and Artur

No doubt I had a good feeling about Artur, his text messages are friendly and he has been helpful in many ways. What I am most curious about is the … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Carlisle?

When I knew I was going to England for 12 days, I didn’t have much agenda – no places I absolutely had to see or no must-visit cities. I only … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Liverpool by Day

Juli and I spent a day in Liverpool. Why I chose to go to Liverpool I don’t remember very well. Maybe because Denis wrote to me or because Julia wanted … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

A very unreal like real experience

I met Julia in London on the morning of 16th. Faking being a local, I showed her the area around the Intercontinental where I had walked a lot over the … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sharing Springsteen Love

“Still reading through your blog. I heard that Springsteen and McCartney jammed and that the officials unplugged them because of park curfew!!! Where you there for that? Wow, what a … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Stables at Camden

This is the farthest cultural shock could get in London. I believe in destiny, yes I do. So I don’t think that meeting this annoying Pakistani who lives in London … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Beefeater

Ever since I watched them on Travel and Living, I have been fascinated with Beefeaters – imagine being paid to tell stories to people everyday! Dichie D or as he … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Something like pick-up lines (now this doesn’t happen in India you know)

1. “Will you share your brolly with me?” – a man in a suit on Shepherd Street. Me: Sorry? Suit Man: Will you share your umbrella with me? 2. “I’d take you … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment