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 … Continue reading DIWALI 2015: New HEM festive graphic unveiled

PHOTO MOMENT: Copycat

    We’ve got ourselves a copycat!   IMAGE CREDITS: Vijay Shah { विजय }, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/VShah1984 Emma Miller, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/AfinaRec Secretaries & PAs are awesome!, Facebook, Facebook Inc. https://www.facebook.com/averysecretaries Afina Recruitment, Facebook, Facebook Inc. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Afina-Recruitment/147021728789752 Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Copycat

PHOTO MOMENT: Together forever

   “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 QuotesDump.com courtesy of Inspirational Quotes and Huma. IMAGE CREDITS: Vijay Shah { विजय }, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/VShah1984 Inspirational Quotes, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/IQRTG huma, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/April1_1989 Related articles Celebrate Love Forever The Other Side Pet of the Week: … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Together forever

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

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

PHOTO MOMENT: Indie music end of year party poster by 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. Tacheless Promotions Cafe Indiependent Danny Mahon The North SOURCES: Vijay … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Indie music end of year party poster by Tacheless Promotions

PHOTO MOMENT: Cadbury’s Christmas chocolate

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a big chunky bar of chocolate. If it’s festive chocolate, even better. One thing I can tell you about retailers in Britain is that they are so passionate about Christmas that they start bringing out festive themed goodies a good few months in advance. In fact the receptionist at my workplace was even telling me how some shops have already started playing Yuletide carols…and this was on Hallowe’en!! Chocolate maker Cadbury’s, home of the recently revived Wispa bar, among other niceties, has brought out a new chocolate bar that will join their family-sized Dairy Milk collection … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Cadbury’s Christmas chocolate

PHOTO MOMENT: My niece Shaniya’s fifth birthday

This 18th September 2014, my niece Shaniya turns a half-decade old. Only a few weeks short of her fifth birthday, she has grown to a remarkably intelligent and polite little girl. This week, she started reception class at a nearby primary school after being done with nursery. She got to meet her new teacher, Mrs. Cook and a host of new friends and seems to adapting well to the new environment. I have already sorted out a couple of nice presents for her, of which one still is being waited on to be delivered. I’m not sure what her parents … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: My niece Shaniya’s fifth birthday

PHOTO MOMENT: Cute kitten hug

“#غرد_بصورة حنان الأم (” The tenderness of a mother ❤ “) A mother tabby cat embraces her kitten while another waits its turn in this affectionate picture shared by a tweeter with the handle @CRrrr_7, also known as ‘Syria Hurah’. Mother cats (the female of the species is called a ‘queen’) have a very nurturing and caring relationship towards their kittens. Kittens are born blind and solely reliant on the mother’s care. As soon as the babies are born, the mummy cat will lick and clean their fur and gently guide them towards her nipples to take their first feed. … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Cute kitten hug

PHOTO MOMENT: Khewra Salt Mine

with Arif Shah (contributor) Khewra Salt Mine, Pakistan – World’s 2nd Largest Salt Mine. – Waqt News This striking image of a cave system which seems at first impression to be made entirely of amber, is in fact taken at part of a salt mine in Pakistan, said to be the world’s second largest in size. The image was originally posted by the Facebook page of Waqt News, an Urdu–langauge news channel from Pakistan and was shared by a Facebook friend of mine from Peshawar in the north-west of the country. Waqt News began news reporting operations in December 2007. … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Khewra Salt Mine

PHOTO MOMENT: Our land, our destiny

  “When the blood in your veins returns to the sea, and the earth in your bones returns to the ground, perhaps then you will remember that this land does not belong to you, it is you who belong to this land.”   The above picture and moral saying comes courtesy of the Facebook page “The Mind Unleashed” and was shared by my friend Sevim Tonbul, a duty solicitor who went to the same sixth-form college as I did. This page is self-described as an ‘education website’ which seeks to break the chain of conventional thinking and to engineer a global change … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Our land, our destiny