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WELCOME

Thanks for visiting the Half-Eaten Mind. Your visit is highly appreciated.

 

The Half-Eaten Mind is an online news magazine and blog based in the Plaistow area of east London, close to the media heartland of the United Kingdom. The blog covers breaking news (both hard news and human interest stories) both nationally and globally. We also have a local focus on news being reported from the Greater London area. 

In addition to current affairs, the Half-Eaten Mind also publishes features, photography, short stories and also serves as a personal blog. Our objective is to inform, educate and entertain readers while maintaining journalistic impartiality and integrity.

Most of our news comes from external sources – both home and abroad, but if you would like to contribute a news story, feature, photography, artwork, poetry or anything else you want to put in front of a global audience, why not send HEM a message at the email below, or alternatively send it via our social media links. We’d love to hear from you and work with you.  Our posting schedule is on weekends and public holidays, and also when the editor is on annual leave.

Please note that we operate a no-spam policy and are not interested in SEO services. The email is solely for the use of contributors to the blog. All contributors of written stories will be appropriately by-lined and links to their sites can be provided. The inbox is usually checked on weekends.

 

THE EDITOR

The Half-Eaten Mind is run by loyal Londoner and newshound Vijay Shah, a graduate in journalism from the University of Westminster. He currently works in administration and database research for a multinational events & conferences company but dreams of making it big as a roving reporter.

He has worked with the Hackney Gazette and Stratford Express newspapers on internship after graduating in 2006 and also has had work published by small-circulation magazines. Since he discovered blogging in 2012, he has also produced several online writing commissions for clients around the world for the blog.

I am available for news-writing commissions as well as general writing projects, paid or free-of-charge (fees negotiable). Send me your briefs or requirements at the blog email below.

 

“News and views of a partially digested brain”

 

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DETAILS:

Blog Editor & Owner: Vijay Shah

HEM ‘Office’: Plaistow, London, England U.K.

Founded: 15 April 2012

Contact e-mail: halfeatenmind@outlook.com

 

 

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  1. i cant wait to see this blog finished ,goodluck vijay.xx

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  2. Woooohoooooo!!!!

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  3. very interesting blog…..are you really gonna eat that thing up there?..

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    • Hi thegreatgodpan1,

      Thanks for the comment and compliment!! :)
      Don’t worry, I am more than happy to share…let’s make it a 50/50 split.
      Although personally I’m more of a sausage and burger man myself though.

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  4. This blog looks great! Really does.

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  5. Loool Vijay
    Sik Website !! :D x

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  6. Hi Dear,

    I Nominate you for the prestigious Hug Award – Hope Unites Globally
    Please accept & oblige.

    Important:

    Please read the instructions carefully in the link provided
    on the awards page and follow suit

    http://talkingexperience.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/hug-award-thanks-a-lot-michael/

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    • Hi Kavita,

      Many thanks for nominating me for the award. You made my day :)

      Kindest regards,
      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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      • Your welcome dear…keep up your awesome blogging

        Congratulations :)

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      • Hi Kavita,

        I am so happy you are enjoying my blog and supporting what I do. I am really grateful.
        I thought today to do my next article on your nomination of my blog for the HUG award, and also to nominate yours and other blogs for the award also.
        Hopefully you are fine with that.
        Really enjoy your writing and you certainly have a fun life around you!! :)
        Keep up the good work!!

        Vijay
        – HalfEatenMind

        Like

  7. Very nice blog you have here…Love browsing though your posts

    Thanks a lot for the visit dear…..Keep blogging

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  8. Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.

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    • Hi Mr. Ajay

      I enjoyed my visits my visits to your blog. You write well, have a nicely presented blog and from reading your about page, we even have some stuff in common.
      Well done !!

      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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      • thanks Vijay for visiting my blog

        vijay shah atle gujrati

        kyana cho

        I am from Mumbai

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      • Hi,

        You’re welcome,
        Actually I’m not Gujarati, but my stepdad was. I can understand some…”me todu-todu Gujarati sikhiyo cho…majama cho.
        Oh good, which part of Mumbai are you from, I was staying just outside near Nallasopara. I was in Colaba, Apollo Bandar, a few places.

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      • I stay at Opera house, Chowpatty
        bahu saru lagyu tamne malee ne bahuj

        tame majama cho ne

        I loved that Gujarati you spoke

        very nice of you my friend to hear from you

        thank you very much

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      • I have heard of Opera House. Is it one of the more exclusive parts of the city?
        Thanks for your compliments. I used to know a lot more Gujarati, but have lost it over the years. I can still read it abit, at least verbally. I can even write my name in it too. Ethnically speaking I am of mixed English/Indian-Mauritian heritage, but I met one uncle in Mauritius who was originally from Surat apparently.
        It’s nice to hear from you too.
        All the best in your blogging.

        Vijay
        – HalfEatenMind

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      • Thank Vijay nice reading about you

        Like

  9. pallaksharma24

    Hey. I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Award. You deserve it. Here’s the link. You can accept it as you wish. Best wishes. :)
    http://pallaksharma.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/super-sweet-award/

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    • Hi Pallak,

      Thank you so much for your nomination. I’ll make an article about it and nominate you also for the Super Sweet Award.
      Once again, many thanks.

      Kindest Regards,
      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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  10. Davinder Kaur

    Hi Vijay, I have nominated you for the “Super Sweet Blogging Award”. You were the first one to ever nominate me for an award (the same award that I’m nominating you for) that I feel I want to do the same thing for you too. I think you could accept my award without having to follow all the rules again, as you have already followed them and done everything. Therefore, I hope you accept my award. Here is my link: http://luchaniktravel.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/super-sweet-blogging-award/
    Well done and congrats for being one of my nominees, and thanks for nominating me.

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    • Hi Davinder,

      Thanks so much for your nomination. I gladly accept the award
      Well done for being one of my nominees. You have a great blog with wonderful & professional-quality pictures and you thoroughly deserve it :)

      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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  11. Hi,Thank you for following. It’s my privilege. if you get time please read my book “My Day Out With An Angel” and let me know the feedback at jose.a.sanoj@gmail.com

    https://www.createspace.com/4234223

    Peace & love, Sanoj

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    • Hi Sanoj,

      Thank you too for following my blog. Really enjoyed perusing thru your blog and getting a feel for your unique brand of spirituality.
      I will have a look at your book as soon as I can. Cheers!!

      Kindest regards,
      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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  12. My dear friend…I have nominated you with the Super Sweet Award…it’s OK for you to take time to post about it or if you are busy then leave it as well so that it doesn’t become a chore…but I would like to show my appreciation through this award for your awesome blog and you being such a nice person and an awesome friend. Wish you an awesome day ahead!
    http://talkingexperience.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/super-sweet-award/

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    • Hello dear Kavita,

      Thanks a million for your nomination. I have already posted about the original nomination, so it would be a bit repetitive to post again but I will add an extra smaller article just as ‘follow-up’ news with reference to your article.
      I really value your appreciation. You too have been a great friend and I always feel so much positive vibes every time I read one of your blogposts. You have a great photographic talent and passionate writing as well.

      Hope you have a great week !!…enjoy the great Aussie sunshine!!!

      Kindest regards,

      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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  13. Hi Vijay, thanks for dropping by my blog an liking my post, “Terminal Justice.” :-)

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  14. thanks for visit and a like.

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  15. Hi Vijay :-) I received some awards recently and thought you might like to share in the blogging fun? http://jilllondon.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/seven-awards/ There’s no obligation to join in but it would be great if you decide to :-). Share the love and tell other bloggers how amazing they are xx

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  16. Hey Vijay! :)
    I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/three-more-awards/
    Hugz to you!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Hi my dear friend…I have nominated you for Shine on Award …..this is to recognize your efforts in sharing all these beautiful posts with us….Thanks for making this journey of blogging wonderful and congratulations!
    http://talkingexperience.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/shine-on-kavita-with-the-shine-on-award/

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  18. Greetings! Thank you for spending some time in my blog. Feels great to connect with you. You have such an informative web log! It’s a treat to be around here.
    Keep visiting. :)

    Best wishes
    Tanumoy

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  19. Hi Vijay, Good to get to know you. Can’t wait to read more of your blog. Cheers

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    • Hi,
      Thanks so much for following my blog. I just had a brief read of a couple of articles on Everything Aussie and you write really well.
      I look forward to seeing more great stuff.
      Greetings from London, England (a.k.a Hive of the Whingeing Poms)

      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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      • Hi Vijay,

        Thanks for your comment and feedback. I try to make each post better than the last one, always looking to improve. Comments like your strengthen my determination to continue.

        Looking forward to picking half of your brain.

        Greeting from Adelaide, aka the City of Churches and also a large group of whinging poms who left for Australia

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  20. Thank you kindly for dropping by my blog. :)

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  21. Good luck with using this as an entry point for your career. The more of us who read it, like it and recommend it on, will hopefully result in something bigger. While you’re waiting for that right connection, enjoy!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Theresa,
      Thanks for your wishes, indeed…hopefully this might lead to my life-changing ‘big break, and help me achieve a very important dream.
      Even if it doesn’t though, that doesn’t matter though. I do this to impart useful information and news, and I really love blogging. I find it quite therapeutic actually.Thanks for stopping by :)

      Kindest regards,
      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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  22. Merci de suivre mon blog. d–0.o–b

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  23. hey, found you on twitter, you interest me. from your newest follower

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    • Hi Alise,

      Thanks so much for the follow. I have also followed you back both on the WordPress and on Twitter (my blog and personal accts.)
      Look forward to connecting :)

      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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  24. Thank you for visiting my site after I was fortunate enough to find yours. It is greatly appreciated. I enjoyed reading about you and the straightforward way you went about it. Kudos. ~DivineChaos

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  25. A heartfelt welcome to our newest friend following our blog 😉 Thank you and God bless 😊

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  26. God bless you! I just nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can find out more information on my post: http://afriendforever54.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/I've-been-nominated-for-the-Liebster-award/

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  27. Hi Vijay! Thanks for following my blog! Linda.

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  28. I have nominated you for The Blog of the Year Award 2013!
    http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/another-star/
    Of course you don’t have to accept, just know you’re appreciated!

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  29. Thank you for following my blog

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  30. callingonangels

    Wonderful blog you have here, thank you for following mine =]

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  31. Good for you for launching your blog to practice your own brand of journalism. It’s great what the internet allows us to do these days! :-)

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  32. Congratulations!

    I have nominated your blog for the WordPress Family Award.

    More about this nomination is at

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/wordpress-family-award-thank-you-shaun-and-horty/

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  33. Well deserved :) All the best for you and your blog!

    Like

  34. Hi Vijay, the “gentle giant”,
    Thanks so much for the follow, which has led me back to your most interesting and varied blog. I am focusing on he despicable fur industry in my blog so I presume you too support animal rights? I try and find a balance in my blog between the personal and information; light and dark.
    I am interested in many other issues, though, and look forward to reading more of your posts. All the best.

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    • Hi Emy,
      You’re very welcome. Yes I do have sympathies for animal rights. I despise animal cruelty and am really disgusted by the work of the fur farming industry.
      Fur looks better on the animals TBH. Thanks for your interest in the Half-Eaten Mind and I also look forward to reading more on your blog.

      Kindest regards,
      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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  35. I probably don’t say it as often as I should but your blog is very special to me and I’ve nominated you for 3 awards. Yes. Three. http://wp.me/sQUCq-rewarded . Much love!

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  36. You have an interesting blog here. Continue the good style.
    Thanks for your visit and following at my blog, it is really appreciated.
    Irene

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  37. Nominated you for The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award
    Check out: http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/mega-award-shower/
    Of course you don’t have to accept an award, just know you’re appreciated!
    Lots of love,
    Patty

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  38. Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog I appreciate it very much. :-D

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  39. Thank you for discovering my photography blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com. We hope you enjoy your journey. On behalf of the Through Harold’s Lens Creative Team, my trusty sidekick Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you the best.

    Regards,
    Harold

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  40. Thank you for “Liking” the post, “My Life In A Hole”. Streets Of Our World, on my photography blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com. On behalf of the Through Harold’s Lens Creative Team, my trusty sidekick Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we truly appreciate your enjoyment. We hope you continue to join us on our journeys.  

    Best Regards,
    Harold

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  41. thank you my friend for sharing the article and happy greetings of friendship and hopefully, when we share it with sincerity. Greetings from Gede Prama :)

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  42. Well, I am totally honoured…a brainiac following my blog!! Thank you. That photo is quite impressive…is that pickled brain??

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    • Hi Oliana,
      You’re very welcome.
      I got this photo via Flickr. To be honest I don’t know, but one secretly hopes that it is just a fibreglass mock-up.
      I get queasy just seeing tripe on display at the local butchers.

      Vijay

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  43. Nominated you for The Bouquet of Kindness Awards
    Check out: http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/its-raining-awards/
    Of course you don’t have to accept an award, just know you’re appreciated!
    Lots of love,
    Patty

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Irene,

      A massive big thanks for selecting me to receive this lovely award. Hopefully you’re aware of the article I did today pertaining to this.
      Thank you so much for the true-to-life summary/compliment you paid round my way, I really appreciate this.

      Cheers,
      Vijay

      Liked by 1 person

      • Vijay, Congratulations, I think that the smile you put on fellow bloggers faces makes you very deserving of this joy filled field of flowers and then your great writing as well. Thank you for the wonderful response that you have written to your nomination. I am looking forward to visiting all your nominees. Cheers Irene

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      • Irene…I’m certainly smiling now…and feeling flushed too. I really appreciate your support and appreciation of my writing.
        It gladdens my heart to know that what I’m doing is inspiring happiness and mutual respect with my fellow bloggers.
        It was my pleasure :)

        Vijay

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  44. Nominated you for The Love and Kindness Award
    Check out: http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/sunny-with-a-chance-of-raining-awards/
    Of course you don’t have to accept an award, just know you’re appreciated!
    Lots of love,
    Patty

    Liked by 1 person

  45. Hi Half eaten Mind, Just to let you I have nominated you for the seven in one award.
    More details at http://irenewaters19.com/2014/03/02/seven-awards-in-one/
    Cheers Irene

    Liked by 1 person

  46. Hello Vijay! I’m not into awards but you certainly deserve them all. Most interesting blog and I love your writing. Thanks for the follow, I’m now your follower, too, in spite of your bizarre diet!

    Cheers, Irina

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Irina,

      Thanks for your lovely compliments. I just had a look at your blog, and you have amazing photography skills and really bring your subjects to life.
      As for the diet, I think I should have added more salad heheheheh :)

      Thanks for following back, and look forward to seeing more of your posts.

      Best wishes,
      Vijay

      Liked by 1 person

  47. Hello there,
    I have nominated you for The Dragon’s Loyalty Award! You can see the details on my blog at http://rachelcarrera.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/the-dragons-loyalty/. :)
    ~Rachel

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  48. Vijay… Howdy… :-)

    I found your site through another blogger, Sage Doyle, of “The Journal of Wall Grimm” fame, when he passed on an award you gave him… I like your outlook, from what I’ve read, and will be back, when I can, to read more… My internet and WP surfing time is limited by physical issues; many days, composing my own blog, and perhaps answering a few comments, is all I can do,

    But, when I AM able to do so, I WILL be back to read more… Sage is a good recommendation, as I respect his work….

    Any who, I’m glad I found your site, as I’m always seeking new sources for my own brain’s consumption… As a life-long polymath, I like to keep it busy and contented, chewing on SOMETHING….

    Take care, and best of luck blogging here on WordPress….

    Ned, aka

    gigoid, the dubious….

    Liked by 1 person

    • Heya Ned.

      Thanks for visiting the Half-Eaten Mind and of course for your awesome comment. I appreciate your compliments and hope you enjoy more of what I am offering.
      I understand about the time issue. I usually only get time to blog on weekends only, what with the day job and all.
      Glad to have fed some food for your brain :)

      Kindest regards,

      Vijay

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  49. Hey, I’ve nominated you guys for a WordPress family and Very Inspiring Blogger Award! See here: http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/6-month-blogiversary-awards-edition/

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  50. Thank you for following my blog, I greatly appreciate it. :)

    -TipsForZip

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  51. Hi Vijay… You have wonderful blog here… Enjoyed reading it thoroughly..!! :)

    Liked by 1 person

  52. You seem pretty serious about your blog.

    Glad to have found your blog Vijay, all thanks to DC. :-)

    Liked by 1 person

  53. Hello: I have just nominated you blog for the Versatile Bloggers Award. Please visit my blog to see. https://kimgosselinblog.wordpress.com/

    Liked by 1 person

  54. Very nice and inspiring blog, Vijay! Thanks for following “Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean”. :)

    Liked by 1 person

  55. Much thanks for following First Night Design!

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  56. I just wanted you to know that I have tagged you in the Workplace blog tour and hope that you will be able to participate. http://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/my-workplace-blog-hop/ have a good week.

    Liked by 1 person

  57. Hi Vijay,

    Thanks so much for the blog follow. It has led me to your blog, which I am now following.

    I am really looking forward to reading more of your interesting posts. Visiting London and the rest of England is at the top of my list to do one day.

    Nancy

    Liked by 1 person

    • It’s my pleasure and glad to see you join the HEM Community, Nancy.
      You’ll love it here, there’s lots of great sights and sounds.
      I’m also looking forward to reading your great posts :)

      *MERRY XMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015*

      Vijay

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  58. Really nice blog! 😄🍀💛

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  59. Pleasure to meet you!

    Liked by 1 person

  60. 😃 Thank you to follow me 😊

    Like

  61. Thanks for liking my posts topic “Buddha did believe in soul” and “Of being born of a virgin”.
    I visited your blog and found it very interesting.
    Your comments are welcome, even if you differ with me.
    You are a friend.
    Regards

    Like

  62. Gotta love Ganesha !

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  63. Thanks so much Don…wooooow!!…I’m stumped :)

    Vijay

    Like

  64. Thank you so much, DC. These are beautiful badges for a superb award. Much appreciated.

    Vijay

    Like

  65. Thanks so much DC!!

    Vijay

    Like

  66. Hi DC,

    Thanks so much for including in the Don Charisma Friends page. I am very happy you have bestowed this little honour on me.
    Cheers,

    Vijay

    Like

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