EVEN MORE AWARDS: An “awardtastic” May

By Vijay Shah

If this month can be remembered for one thing it has been the sheer proliferation of awards from other bloggers that my site, the Half-Eaten Mind, have received like manna from the heaven of the internet. 

This week, I have been nominated for three awards by Tazein Mirza Saad of the TranscendingBorders blog. They are the Super Sweet Blogging Award, Wonderful Team Membership Award (nominated previously) and also my very first nomination for the One Lovely Blog Award. In honour of Tazein’s kind and lovely nomination of the Half-Eaten Mind, here are seven facts you probably did not know about me….

Super Sweet Blogging Award - May 2013



1. Although I look Indian in my photos, I am actually of mixed-race origins. I am half-Indo-Mauritian and half-white English. My maternal grandfather came to Mauritius from the Indian city of Mumbai. According to my older sister Sherrie, at least part of our family, including myself, has some Welsh and Swedish heritage too.

2. When I was a child, my dream job was to be a veterinarian.

3. I can drink up to 5 cups of tea a day.

4. I like listening to Congolese music.

5. I have come across three actors from the hit British soap opera EastEnders. In fact one of them lived around the corner from where I used to live, and he was half-Mauritian as well!

6. I hope to visit India again some time soon.

7. I am addicted to the cereal Kellogg’s Krave.

Then a couple of days later, I received another award notification from a blogging friend, Petite Magique from the Netherlands, who very kindly chose me for the One Lovely Blog Award as well. 

To both Tazein and Petite Magique, I would like to thank you both very much for your nominations and thinking of me as a recipient of these beautiful little pieces of recognition of the Half-Eaten Mind’s hard-done work. I thoroughly enjoy visiting and reading through your blogs and wish you all the successes that life can bring.

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You can view their original nomination blogposts here:

Tazein Mirza Saad (TranscendingBorders blog): http://transcendingbordersblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/3-awards/

Petite Magique: http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/three-more-awards/

In the spirit of the blogging award, sharing is caring, so to economise things, I have selected five lucky bloggers to receive the three awards I picked up this week. I apologise to any of the nominees who do not accept these awards, but at least you will know that I feel you are a worthy recipient. If you would like to accept, then you can choose which ones you like, and make your own list of seven facts about yourself. It’s good fun and a nice way of introducing yourself to your friends and followers across the world of WordPress.

The special nominees are:






As per usual, all nominees will be stalked by me as I search them out and deposit a special message for them to help collect their awards. Don’t worry, you don’t need to rush out to your travel agency to book any plane tickets or haggle a discounted fare with a moody cab driver. Just click  on the link I will provide with the message, and the rest is a walk in the park. There is no restriction on how many bloggers you can nominate for these three sumptuous and shiny awards. Good luck, best wishes and enjoy the May Bank Holiday/Memorial Day weekend.

Many thanks,

V. Shah

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21 thoughts on “EVEN MORE AWARDS: An “awardtastic” May

  1. petitemagique May 25, 2013 / 1:45 pm

    Congratz and well deserved! 🙂 Love your blog.
    Thank you very much for your kind words.


  2. Ajaytao2010 May 25, 2013 / 1:51 pm

    Congratulations Vijaybhai keep it up dear


    • halfeatenmind May 25, 2013 / 3:42 pm

      Thank you very much, Ajaybhai.
      I really appreciate your support.

      – HalfEatenMind


      • Ajaytao2010 May 25, 2013 / 3:45 pm

        thank you Vijaybhai
        you are a very very good friend
        I really like you as a friend

        god bless our friendship


      • halfeatenmind May 25, 2013 / 3:51 pm

        Indeed, I think exactly the same about you. A true friend is a great friend.
        Every good person in our lives is a beautiful treasure and a gift from God.
        Stay blessed.

        – HalfEatenMind


      • Ajaytao2010 May 25, 2013 / 3:52 pm

        thank you Vijaybhai


  3. Deodatta Shenai-Khatkhate May 25, 2013 / 4:49 pm

    Thanks Vijaybhai, for the pingback in this post. I am very impressed with your blog. There is a lot to learn for an amateur in the blogosphere like myself by simply reading you posts. Have a great day!


    • halfeatenmind May 25, 2013 / 6:13 pm

      Hi Deo,

      You’re welcome, I’m very happy to hear that you like my blog and that I’m helping you on your voyage of blogging discovery.
      Interestingly enough, I have only been blogging for a year now, but I have gone from strength to strength!.

      Wishing you a great weekend.

      – HalfEatenMind


      • Deodatta Shenai-Khatkhate May 25, 2013 / 6:30 pm

        Thanks for your positive note. We always see farther by standing o the shoulders of giants, and the blogosphere is no exception to that universal phenomenon either….

        Happy Memorial Day!


      • halfeatenmind May 25, 2013 / 7:19 pm

        You’re welcome, and a great quote too.
        The same to you also (although here in England, Memorial Day isn’t an observed holiday)



  4. Mazhar June 2, 2013 / 12:25 pm

    Thanks You ! Best Wishes for You.


    • halfeatenmind June 2, 2013 / 4:06 pm

      Thank you very much Mazhar!! 🙂

      – HalfEatenMind


  5. halfeatenmind April 5, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to the awards badges from Tazein coming offline, the badges have been replaced with backup copies from our external image gallery. The images have also been centred due to HTML formatting issues with the new editing screen.
    (Amended 05/04/2014 – VS.)


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