London – VIJAY SHAH According to homelessness and housing issues charity Shelter, there are 320,000 people classified as homeless in the UK, with the number rising by a thousand a month (according to the Guardian newspaper). This has intensified with … Continue reading THE HOMELESS: A small request to help the less fortunate this winter
London – VIJAY SHAH via CONNOR BOYD and Mail Online As autumn officially begins in the United Kingdom, the country has been warned that there is the chance of four months of snow, reports the newspaper Daily Mail. Experts say there could soon be the arrival of wintry conditions set to outclass even the ‘Beast of the East’ phenomenon that has gripped the nation in previous winters. In summer 2018, the country experienced a record-breaking heatwave that lasted three weeks and saw reservoirs and rivers dry out and hosepipe bans instated. Now this winter could see weather records being broken … Continue reading FOUR MONTHS OF SNOW?: UK may see harsh winter this December
New Delhi – VIJAY SHAH via skymetweather.com India’s first band of winter showers are only a weekend away with rain expected to fall over the states of Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan and the capital territory of Delhi, all in northern India, skymetweather.com reported this past Friday. The first few rains to end the dry season are expected to arrive 14 November, the article by Skymet Weather Services reports, as temperatures have noticeably reduced over much of India’s northern plains. According to Skymet, a westerly disturbance (possibly referring to a depression) will take hold over the northernmost state of Jammu and … Continue reading NORTH INDIA WINTER RAINS: First showers expected 14 November
Hold That Pose! pic.twitter.com/OP58AGZDGN c @ZoraidaPalacios #travel #nature #photography — Britannia PR (@Britanniacomms) July 3, 2015 “Hold that pose!” “That’s the trouble about being a squirrel photographer….all my subjects seem a bit nuts!” ********************** Two red squirrels frolic about in the snow, while one realises her dream of being an ace photographer. The pages of Squirrel Vogue and National Geographic await. This photo comes from the wildlife and travel collection of Zoraida Palacios, who describes herself as a defender and protector of animals. She is also an art lover with a degree in administration. The tweet was created by … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Hold that pose!!
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
As the United Kingdom experiences one of its warmest autumns in recorded meteorological history, some forecasters are warning that the winter ahead will be exceptionally harsh. Heavy snow, polar gales, record low temperatures and even blizzards are predicted to strike the entire country as December approaches. The arrival of the super cold weather is expected within weeks, reports the Sunday Express. Meteorologists have warned that the unusually mild autumn, which saw temperatures of 23 degrees Celsius in the London area over Hallowe’en, will make way for a tough winter, with “extreme and potentially devastating weather” causing considerable disruption to daily life, the Sunday Express claims. While the country has been basking in almost late … Continue reading ARCTIC WINTER OF 2014: UK set to endure heavy snowfall, polar gales
By Vijay Shah The festival of peace and goodwill to all men (and women) on Earth is just a couple of weeks away, and already nearly everyone is gearing up for the Christmas season. The stores are awash with fresh plastic trees, mince pies and all manner of various treats and presents for the loved ones. Houses and workplaces up and down the country are being bedecked in tinsel, lights and decorations as people collectively get into the festive spirit. The first snows of December have already fallen here in Stratford, although sadly were early in the morning and did … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: HalfEatenMind unveils theme wallpaper for Christmas 2012