MOTHER NATURE: Nature photo blog marks 5th anniversary

Croydon – VIJAY SHAH with ALEX SMITHSON Mother Nature, the nature and photographic diary blog of Croydon-based blogging enthusiast Alex Smithson, has marked five years of being online this past week. Alex has been a long term friend and supporter of HEM News Agency for the past four years, from when it was called the Half-Eaten Mind Blog. Based in the suburban town of Croydon, just south of London, Alex first started working on Mother Nature (under its former simpler title, ‘Photography – Nature’) on the 6th of June, 2013 when he uploaded a number of photography projects taken with a Samsung ST200F … Continue reading MOTHER NATURE: Nature photo blog marks 5th anniversary

BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD: HEM’s first award for 2016

The Half-Eaten Mind, East London’s leading (and paywall-free) news and features blog, is pleased to announce that we have been kindly nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by photographer  and blogger Alex Smithson of Mother Nature – life at the touch of a button. Alex was nominated himself on the 31st of March, 2016, by fellow blogger Brooke in recognition of services to blogging, so we at HEM feel we have been honoured with a very special legacy.   As with many blogging awards, there are some simple rules to follow and nominations to be made. The rules are as … Continue reading BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD: HEM’s first award for 2016

MY JOURNEY THROUGH A LENS: New photography book by Alex Smithson

Alex Smithson, the blogger behind news, photography and music blog “Mother Nature“ has now celebrated nearly a month since the successful launch of his latest published photography project, a book entitled “My Journey Through A Lens”. It is the third such book created by the Croydon College photography student, a firm supporter of the Half-Eaten Mind, and follows the success of his earlier works “My Journey Through Photography” and “A Year in Photography”. Alex’s third book of his amazing nature and scenery photography had been many months in the making, combining both pictures and articles published on the Mother Nature site, as … Continue reading MY JOURNEY THROUGH A LENS: New photography book by Alex Smithson

MY JOURNEY THROUGH A LENS: New e-book by Mother Nature’s Alex Smithson

Photographer and blogger Alex Smithson is soon to release his third book detailing his blogging and photography skills and experience with his blog “Mother Nature”. The Croydon based blogger is now in the final stages of preparing his new publication, entitled “My Journey Through a Lens“, the third instalment in his highly informative series of self-authored and published e-books made available via his blog. Alex, whose previous titles were “My Journey Through Photography” and “A Year in Photography“, is currently putting the finishing touches to his latest work, which is slated for release during either this month or in May. A … Continue reading MY JOURNEY THROUGH A LENS: New e-book by Mother Nature’s Alex Smithson

LIEBSTER AWARD: April nomination from Alex at Mother Nature

Ladies and gentleman, yours truly the Half-Eaten Mind has come into another great blogging award this Easter/April. On the 31st March 2015, keen young photographer and college student, Alex Smithson, who runs the Mother Nature blog out from nearby Croydon, has kindly nominated us for the Liebster Award. Alex was himself nominated by Chey from the blog Socially Awkward Chey, and it is his second blog award nomination for 2015. The first one was awarded by little old me 😀 !!!. Like other awards in the blogging community, the Liebster, whose name is derived from the German word ‘liebe‘ (love) … Continue reading LIEBSTER AWARD: April nomination from Alex at Mother Nature

A YEAR IN PHOTOGRAPHY: Mother Nature photography ebook launching 1st September

with Alex Smithson (contributor) My friend and fellow blogger Alex Smithson, the awesome talent behind the blog “Mother Nature” has asked me to produce this special article promoting his upcoming e-book entitled “A Year in Photography“, which charts Alex’s budding career as a photographer chronicling the wildlife and scenery of south London and beyond.  The title was originally pencilled in for release this month, but was delayed following the untimely death of mutual friend and photographer/blogger maestro Ajay Mody, who passed away after an illness on the 10th August. Production delays and necessary improvements were also a factor, as well … Continue reading A YEAR IN PHOTOGRAPHY: Mother Nature photography ebook launching 1st September

MOTHER NATURE: Changes to comeback and revamp

The Half-Eaten Mind previously reported (last weekend) on the return of fellow blogger Alex Smithson, who runs photography and news blog “Mother Nature”. As mentioned previously, Alex had taken five months’ break from blogging due to important exams and was planning to return to blogging activities on the 1st of July, 2014. Yesterday night, I was informed by Alex that a sudden change has been made to the plan. Mother Nature will now be restarted on the 25th of June, 2014, which is around three weeks from now. The 1st July will instead mark a massive redesign of Mother Nature, … Continue reading MOTHER NATURE: Changes to comeback and revamp

MOTHER NATURE: Blogger and photographer Alex to relaunch site

About five months ago, a leading light in the HEM Community, young blogger and avid photographer Alex Smithson took an extended hiatus from blogging to concentrate on revising/preparations for his GCSEs. These are all-important end-of-school examinations taken by students in the UK as they approach their 16th birthday. Now with exams finally out of the way and stress finally out of the system, Croydon–based Alex will be making a long-awaited return to blogging and taking amazing views of the world through his blog “Mother Nature” http://asterisk15.wordpress.com/. Alex will be returning to full time blogging on the July 1st, 2014, just as … Continue reading MOTHER NATURE: Blogger and photographer Alex to relaunch site