MORE AWARDS!!: The Half-Eaten Mind receives big batch of gongs

By Vijay Shah

This month has been a great one for the blog as far as the blogger’s award is concerned. No sooner have we recovered from being nominated for the Wonderful Team Membership and Super Sweet Awards by two of our regular readers/bloggers, just this week I was kindly informed of a special seven-in-one….that’s right folks, you read that correctly….7-in-1 awards package courtesy of blogger Jill London.

By Jim Mullin, Director Vanier Cup (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

Unlike trophies at sporting events, at least I will have room to set aside my newly acquired bumper harvest of blogging accolades.

Jill is a children’s author based here in the United Kingdom. She has been penning and scribing since the tender age of 11. Her works have been published on the web and in the women’s magazine My Weekly. She has also recently published her first ‘proper’ printed book, Evertrue, a fantasy story book aimed at younger readers aged 9-12 years which is now being stocked by online retail giant Amazon. When not busy dreaming up new ideas for exciting and enchanting stories, Jill spends time walking her Labrador dog, Lucy.

Jill London runs a blog which bears her name and be viewed here. Her blog is a theatre dedicated to “diverging thoughts on books, writing, art and general what-have-you, considerately ordered” and makes a great first impression visually with its quirky and colour-rich appearance.

If you want to view the package of awards sent my way by Jill – the original article can be seen at:

To make things easier and not to end up harassing other bloggers with messages and award nominations, Jill has conveniently packaged some easy-to-follow instructions for myself and my nominees. Although there are seven different peer blogging awards, you can accept as many or as few as you want!. I am accepting for the first time five as the other two have been given to me by other blogging friends.

The Half-Eaten Mind has accepted the following awards:

1. Sunshine Award (first-time nomination)

2. Wonderful Team Membership Award (nominated previously)

3. Liebster Blog Award (first-time nomination)

4. Super Sweet Blogging Award (nominated previously)

5. Dragon’s Loyalty Award (first-time nomination)

6. Shine On Award (first-time nomination)

7. Best Moment Award (first-time nomination)


















And now THE RULES! (for my nominees, supplied courtesy of Jill London)

  • Answer the 10 random questions or those of your own choosing.
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers for the Award and link their blog sites.
  • Notify the bloggers of their award.
  • Ask the award winners to answer the 10 questions when they accept their Award.

1. Do you have a goal in life?

I have a few. I want to get out of the houseshare I am currently shacked up in and have my own place of peace and quiet. Unfortunately here in London, house prices and rents are ridiculously inflated so that will be a tough goal to achieve. Also I want to get into a career in journalism especially in international/general news reportage…and I want to get married, settled down and have a family. Those are my ambitions in life.

2. City or countryside?

Difficult to choose. I am a natural born  city-slicker having grown up in and around England’s capital city so this is my usual terrain, but I do love the tranquillity and natural bliss of the countryside, plus living there means a lot less strain from polluting particulates  on the old lungs. At the same time though I cannot drive, so getting around would be a challenge. So I will say countryside, but only when I am an old man and I have at least got my provisional driving licence.

3. What was the last word you looked up in the dictionary?

Although I have an old Oxford pocket dictionary given to me by my stepdad years ago, I hardly make use of bound lexicons now, what with the global grammatical powers of the Net just a mouse click away. But if online word searches count for this question, then the last word I looked up was “convoluted”. I was unsure of the spelling, having made a complete cock-up of it before while stretching out a previous article. Yes, I know as a journalism graduate I am supposed to be on the ball with spellings and grammar, but no-one is perfect!

4. If you had a time machine where would you go?

The West End (of London) in the Seventies, just so I could bust an intestine laughing at all those mullets and bell-bottom trousers that were all the rage then. Totally groovy, man!.

5. Pirate or Vampires?

Pirates. Twilight ruined it for vampires as far as I am concerned. And who could argue with the debonair class and witticisms of Captain Jack Sparrow.  Sparkly-ass wimpires are only good for when EDF mess up with the electricity supply and you’re completely surrounded by that darkest of darkened power cut-grade darknesses.

6. Are you an easily satisfied person or do you keep working to obtain something?

Like a lot of men, it does not take much to please me. I did not grow up in a rich family (no silver spoons, just stainless steel ones from the local Woolworths) so I did not live out my childhood surrounded by mollycoddling parents and expensive gifts. However I do believe that if you really want something, you have got to prepared to work very hard for it. Nothing in life is for free, apart from junk mail and air.

7. Sweet or savoury?

The sweeter the better, although I really need to cut back on the old cane sugar.

8. Do you believe in Karma?

I am a Hindu, so it is safe to assume I believe in Karma, I have personally seen people who caused suffering to me and others get their ‘just desserts’ a few years down the line. Sorry to those readers who do not subscribe to religious beliefs, but personally I hold it true to myself that God sees and notes everything, good and bad, and you will have to answer for your deeds eventually.

9. What’s your favourite comedy film?

I love British comedy films, especially the basic ‘naughty seaside postcard’ humour of the Carry On films, but also a good helping  of the more modern stuff, Four Lions, Ali G Indahouse, Shaun of the Dead….legendary. I am also a big fan of the American Pie movies (even if they are a bit too smutty sometimes) and the Police Academy films from the 80’s. The Academy movies on my watchlist at weekends, just as soon as I finish the James Bond series I am working my way through now.

10. Fantasy or sci-fi?

Nowadays, sci-fi does it for me, but I enjoyed watching animated fantasy films as a kid.

The Half-Eaten Mind’s 10 nominees are:

1. Krishna’s Pictures and Notes

2. WritingOutLoud

3. Kaligrafi Nusantara

4. Letters to My Master

5. Petite Magique

6. TranscendingBorders Blog

7. Chasing the Perfect Moment

8. Clumsy Fool

9. Blog it or Lose It

10. Cristian Mihai

All nominated bloggers will receive a message from me as usual. Feel free to accept as many as you can handle or desire and don’t forget to pass it on!!

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 “The Shine On Award – Tag you’re it!” – Rachel, Beauty Queen UK LINK 

17 thoughts on “MORE AWARDS!!: The Half-Eaten Mind receives big batch of gongs

  1. I was only expecting a mention and I find this amazing promotion piece instead! I’m blown over, Vijay, thank-you so much!! A great selection of answers 🙂 For No9, I wonder if you’ve seen Young Frankenstein? If you haven’t, I would definitely recommend it!


    1. Hi Jill,

      I’m glad you liked the promotion piece :), and it’s an honour and joy to receive your thanks. I always try to bring in some of the awarding blogger’s personality and hard work into my awards articles, and your kind comment shows that I’ve done it right.
      Re: Young Frankenstein, I don’t think I have seen, definitely one for me to check out soon.

      Kindest regards,
      – HalfEatenMind


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