NEWS DIGEST 25.10.2020: Hornets, cats and aspiring rappers make a news impact

Today’s News Digest is brought to you directly from current news posts in my Facebook feed. In the United States, the department of agriculture for the state of Washington has destroyed a nest of an invasive and potentially species of … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 25.10.2020: Hornets, cats and aspiring rappers make a news impact

MINI MAYOR: Ilford boy becomes London’s first ‘children’s mayor’

Ilford – VIJAY SHAH via ELLENA CRUSE and Ilford Recorder Mayor of London Sadiq Khan beware, there’s a new kid on the block, and yes, he is actually a child. In a first for the city, London has witnessed the swearing into office (unofficially) of its first ‘children’s mayor’ – as part of a promotional campaign by a new kid-friendly theme park. Kishan Shah (no relation to the reporter), aged nine, and hailing from the upmarket Ilford suburb of Chigwell, has been elected mayor for youngsters with the help of children’s activity centre KidZania, his local newspaper the Ilford Recorder … Continue reading MINI MAYOR: Ilford boy becomes London’s first ‘children’s mayor’

NEWHAM PAST AND PRESENT: Four residents wins prizes in borough’s history quiz

Four lucky residents from the east London borough of Newham can now call themselves true amateur local historians after winning prizes in a council-sponsored history competition designed to test local historical knowledge. The locals were among several winners of the Newham Past and Present competition, which aimed to increase awareness of the historical places and stories of the borough, which was once part of Essex county and was created in 1965 after a programme of extensive local government reorganisation. The competition took place at the Mayor‘s Newham Show weekend last month (July 2015), reports the council publication The Newham Mag … Continue reading NEWHAM PAST AND PRESENT: Four residents wins prizes in borough’s history quiz

HELLO SAUSAGE CHOPS!: Win £1,000 with Scribbler

Hello Sausage Chops!! Fancy winning £1,000? Scribbler, the fun and funky personalised greeting card company, are offering one very lucky person the chance to win a grand in their latest competition to help you celebrate a great summer. Here’s your chance to pick up a ice-cool £1,000 and throw the mother of all barbecues. Take your mates and family on a trip to Blackpool. Or get that new conservatory you’ve promised yourself. Whatever dreams you have, Scribbler has just the ticket to help you make the most of the British summer in their brand-new cash giveaway. Entering the Scribbler £1,000 competition … Continue reading HELLO SAUSAGE CHOPS!: Win £1,000 with Scribbler

FATHER’S DAY: The Scribbler ‘Man Chair’

As every man knows, it is a tough and hectic world out there. So after a long day’s work (or an even longer pub crawl), chasing after the kids and keeping on top of a thousand things DIY-related, it is just pure manly heaven to be able to retire to your own little sanctuary. An escape from the trials and travesties of life. A special private zone where you can revel in your masculinity and have some badly-needed bloke time. Want to watch the footie without the wife complaining. Go ahead. Want to finish off that last six-pack of cold lager. … Continue reading FATHER’S DAY: The Scribbler ‘Man Chair’

LOVE IS…?: The Scribbler Valentine’s Day Competition

By Vijay Shah Last month, the Half-Eaten Mind brought you news of a Christmas quiz competition launched by the personalised greeting card legends Scribbler where a lucky winner was just a few questions away from winning a year’s supply of free cards of their own choice. Well, they’re back with a new and even more easy-to-enter comp…and this time one lucky lover will be getting more than just flowers and a box of chocs this Valentine’s Day. To celebrate the season of lurve, Scribbler are giving away a free iPad Mini to the best or most amusing answer to that … Continue reading LOVE IS…?: The Scribbler Valentine’s Day Competition

SCRIBBLER CHRISTMAS QUIZ: Win £300 of personalised cards

By Vijay Shah In one of the Half-Eaten Mind’s recent articles (read it here), I looked at the increasing popularity of personalised goods that you can design and order yourself from online (and physical ) retailers. Whether it is your nephew’s silly face on a stamp, or your next-door neighbour’s ‘ugly mug’ on a coffee mug, nearly any kind of treasured memory can be reproduced as a memento. Nowhere has the trend of personalisation been more pronounced than in the industry of the greetings card. With easy and innovative options to create your own tailor-made cards for that extra special … Continue reading SCRIBBLER CHRISTMAS QUIZ: Win £300 of personalised cards