PHOTO MOMENT: Fortune cookie earrings


A set of earrings featuring charms influenced by the popular Chinese restaurant snacks known as fortune cookies. Produced by Tamara Lance of the U.S. artisan jewellers Musing Tree Studios, the earrings are finished with rounded ceramic beads evocative of Ming porcelain vases and flat beads of turquoise howlite.

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“Chinese Fortune Cookie Earrings, Good Fortune Jewelry, Chinese Takeout Earrings, Chinese Earrings, Asian Jewelry.” – Tamara Lance and Musing Tree Studios via Etsy


PHOTO MOMENT: In memory of Princess Diana


A photo shared by an aunt of mine here in the UK, honouring the late Princess Diana of Wales. Yesterday would have been her 55th birthday. A genuine and warm person, much involved in charity work and so adored by the people of Britain, that she was called the People’s Princess, Diana married Prince Charles of Wales in 1981, and had two sons, Princes William and Harry. Born in 1961 (a year before my mother), Diana was the darling of the Royal Family, widely respected for her humble attitude, heartwarming smile and ability to get on with people from all walks of life. However she also suffered from being in the public eye and the eventual dissolution of her marriage to Charles. She tragically died in a car crash in a Paris tunnel in 1997, while her chauffeur Henri Paul was trying to get away from a gang of paparazzi that were pursuing them for pictures.


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PHOTO MOMENT: Sheldon’s Catzinga


Cats make wonderful companions. They don’t argue or question my intellectual authority.


The Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon Cooper is clearly a cat person. 

I originally shared this image on my Facebook account on the 16th April 2013.

In other news, the Half-Eaten Mind turned 4 yesterday. Happy birthday to us 🙂

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DIWALI 2015: New HEM festive graphic unveiled

In celebration of the festival of lights, Diwali, which arrives this year on the Wednesday, 11th of November and which coincides with Armistice Day in the UK, the Half-Eaten Mind has unveiled a special commemorative graphic.

The graphic is part of a long tradition on the blog for what is termed in the business as ‘homemade graphics’. Every Diwali since 2013, HEM’s blogger and editor Vijay Shah uses his graphic designs skills to produce special edition graphics which serve as not only a bit of fun and celebration, but also as a tip of the hat to the talent that goes on behind the scenes.

This year’s image is derived from a wallpaper offered by and created via image design site piZap. It features three symmetrical and stylised diyas (lamps) arranged over Paisley patterns in a nod to traditional north Indian art. The design carries the official HEM branding as well as a QR code which when scanned with a suitable app on a mobile phone, can take the viewer to the blog.

The graphic will be featured on the HEM social networks nearer the occasion.

The Half-Eaten Mind would like to wish our readers, supporters and the Community a very happy Diwali in advance.

“Beautiful HD Happy Diwali Greetings Images of Diyas” – Celebrate Diwali With Us/Kopasoft (14 August 2015)
“Vector – Pattern” – CanStockPhoto/Can Stock Photo Inc.




We’ve got ourselves a copycat!


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PHOTO MOMENT: Together forever

(c) via ‏@April1_1989/@IQRTG


 “Forever is a long time. But, I wouldn’t mind spending it by your side ❤ “

The best kind of love is the one that lasts forever. The kind where there is kindness, compassion, devotion, faith, and mutual respect and care. Because these are the kind of cherished ingredients that make the perfect relationship.

Long live forever love…..

Today’s Photo Moment was brought to you by courtesy of Inspirational Quotes and Huma.

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PHOTO MOMENT: A classic car – the 1956 Jaguar XK140 DHC

(c) WexMart243 @WexMart243 via Twitter

The 1956 Jaguar XK140 DHC is one of those luxurious classic cars that evoke old-time gangsters and high-rollers highfaluting around New York‘s streets in one of those old black-and-white vintage movies. With its slender grill and large circular headlights bestowing upon the Jaguar XK140 DHC a cartoon character appearance, it is only when you take in the muscular and intense bodywork do you realise that this Jaguar is not an amusing joke. The legacy and reputation of Jaguar as a maker of cars that could dominate racing tracks at all the big circuits meant the XK140 was very much a statement of brute force in competition, yet sufficiently ordinary for the everyday driver with a fat wallet and very little time.

The XK140 series of classic cars first rolled off the production line in 1954 with the last models built in 1957, and was designed as the successor to the XK120. The model was designed to capitalise on Jaguar’s then reputation as a manufacturer of award-winning racing cars, of which one had won the Le Mans Rally in 1951. The main differences between the XK140 and XK120 Jaguars were that the former had larger bumpers with overriders and new flashing turn signals which were operated by a special switch added to the dashboard. It was also a bonus for taller drivers as an extra three inches of legroom was incorporated into the driver’s seat. In 1956 the XK140 became the first Jaguar sports car to be offered with automatic transmission. The DHC part of the car’s model name stands for Drop Head Coupe.

In 2013, the British auction house for luxury goods, Bonhams, auctioned off a maroon Jaguar XK140 DHC (1955 model) for the princely sum of £124,700 at the RAF Museum in Hendon, just outside London.

The pictures above were issued by Wexonmart, a luxury cars retailer based in Denver, United States, and the car featured was restored in 2010. It is being sold for a very massive sum of money due to the high demand for these rare classic motors among collectors and investors.


(courtesy of Wexonmart)

Engine: 3400 ccm 192 HP

Rare 3-speed Borg-Warner automatic transmission

Drive type: RWD

Steering: LHD

Mileage: 900 miles

“1956 Jaguar XK140 DHC” – Wexonmart Luxury Classic Cars & Gifts/WEXONMART, Inc.
“Jaguar XK140” – Wikipedia/Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
“Lot 326 1955 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupé, Chassis no. 807164 Engine no. G3940-8” – Bonhams
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PHOTO MOMENT: Indie music end of year party poster by Tacheless Promotions

(c) Tacheless Promotions

An independently produced poster by an independent music label.

This poster combines alternative art (seemingly influenced by Instagram) combined with the visuals of a vibrant Northern indie music scene, getting right to the core of what music is all about: good times and appreciation of non-mainstream bands.

The poster is for the ‘Twisted Wheel‘ end of year music party being held at IndiePendent café on the High Street, Scunthorpe on the 5th December 2014, featuring indie acts Danny Mahon and the band The North. It was produced by Tacheless Promotions using Fused.

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