Win A £50 Amazon Gift Card And A Signed Copy Of Glimpses

Want the chance to win a £50 gift card from Amazon and a signed copy of Hugh’s brilliant book? Here’s a competition that is free to enter over at Hugh’s Views and News! Please don’t like or comment on my reblog – hop on over and say hi!

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Here’s a chance to win a £50 *Amazon gift card and a signed copy of my book, Glimpses, in this brand new free to enter competition.

All you have to do is answer a question and complete a caption to be in with a chance of winning.

So, here’s the question.

What number do you get when adding together the number of sweets in the following two photos, to the number of short stories in Glimpses?

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Tiebreaker: – Here I am reading my own book! Using no more than 15 words, come up with a caption for the photo.

Hugh W. Roberts reading his new book Glimpses #competition #prizes #Amazon

Email your answers to glimpsescomp@yahoo.co.uk, no later than 23:59 GMT on Saturday 30th September 2017, ensuring you enter ‘Glimpses Competition’ in the subject line.

The winner will be contacted by email no later than Wednesday 18th October 2017. The name of the winner, along with the answer to the competition and the winning…

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Wednesday Wander – An Italian Villa, Tuscany (eventually)

I’ve always wanted to visit Tuscany – check out this post from Helen! Please don’t like or comment on my reblog – hop on over to Journey to Ambeth and say hi!

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Each week, when it’s time to write another Wednesday Wander, I cast around in my mind to see where I want to go. It’s usually a feeling that inspires me – perhaps the weather reminds me of somewhere I’ve visited, or I find a photograph, or see something on TV or online. This week I thought – Monaco. I haven’t wandered there as yet, though I remember it well. All pink sky and blue sea, roads cut into precipitous green hillsides, the scent of blossom and the glamour of the casino at Monte Carlo, me desperately trying to put together something approaching a sophisticated outfit from the rather less-than-sophisticated contents of my bag.

And yet, when I went to the photo album to grab the photos I definitely remember taking, there was nothing there. Zilch. Nada. I suppose it’s because of the technology of the time – it’s been over…

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TWN’s Chris Murphy: Presenter of All Kinds of Weather!

Really interesting interview from Cher here!

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I had the distinct honor and pleasure recently to interview Weather Presenter Chris Murphy from Canada’s, “The Weather Network” (TWN). Without further ado, let’s dive in and see what he had to say in response to the plethora of questions I asked him!

I wanted to find out if he began his passion for ‘all things weather’ from childhood, so I asked him this question:  What was your favorite toy as a child?

Star Wars figures – Hans Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Vader just to name a few.  (He couldn’t get enough of them!)

I was trying to tie in his love for the Star Wars sensation with his love of the weather……you know, stars, sky, that sort of thing. 

He could tell where I was going with my silly inquiry and said, “Sky Wars with Mother Nature…. some days it’s sunny and other days it’s thunder and lightning.”  

In all…

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* Sharing my world

I always enjoy Katherine’s Share Your World posts… Please don’t like or comment on my reblog – hope on over to Teachezwell and say hello!

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Thanks, Cee, for your weekly Share Your World challenge.  It’s always fun to stop and consider her questions!  Why don’t you join the fun?

Here we go:

Wanting something to quench your thirst, what would you drink?  Water, plain seltzer, and plain English Breakfast tea top my list.  Plain, room temperature water with no lemon.  When I order that at a restaurant, the server immediately asks everyone else if they want ice and lemon.  I always think that’s a bit funny.  I mean, if I order a salad, servers never ask everyone else if they want the same item.  But if I ask for my drink first, all the others have to clarify that they want ICE and/or LEMON.  Can’t figure that out.glass of waterComplete this sentence:  Never In My Life Have I…. been aware of time.  It’s a fluid construct for me.  I do make an effort to mark…

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How To Use Flipboard

Here’s an incredibly useful post from Hugh about using Flipboard. Never heard of it? Then read on! Please don’t like or comment on my reblog – hop on over to Hugh and say hello!

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Flipboard is a social media platform where users create their own virtual magazines and add articles to them. With over 40 million users, it’s no wonder why I have seen a sudden upsurge of traffic on my blog from Flipboard.

The following figures speak for themselves, although I should add that I’ve only started using Flipboard within the last few days. Up until then, Flipboard was nowhere in sight on this list.

Referral stats for Hugh's Views & News WordPress Blog

The good folk at Flipboard have been in contact with me after I published my recent article on how to add a Flipshare sharing button to a WordPress blog. They thanked me for posting the article and asked if there was anything else they could help with. I asked them for a link to an article that detailed how Flipboard works. They kindly sent me a link to a page that shows new users how to use…

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A Sad Break-Up…

Here’s a post from Helen that I can relate to! Please don’t like or comment on my reblog – hop on over to Journey to Ambeth and say hello!

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How is everyone this Monday?

We’ve just had a lovely warm weekend here in the UK, a real taste of summer (or perhaps all the summer we are going to get, according to some!). I’ve been out and about quite a bit lately, visiting some wonderful places, but have one small problem. My iPhone has decided, for some reason, to stop talking to my iMac (or maybe it’s the other way around). There’s no apparent reason for the break up – they were getting along just fine until one day, they weren’t. Now it’s all ‘Do you trust this computer?’ and ‘Enter your passcode’ requests, as though they’ve never met before, and I’m not sure how to bring them back together again.

It’s a bit annoying, as you can imagine. Not change-my-life annoying, but certainly frustrating. I use a lot of photography on my blog, and I take those photos…

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Upcoming Post: Meet Chris Murphy from Canada’s, “The Weather Network”!

An exciting opportunity for Cher here! Please don’t like or comment on my reblog – hop on over to The Chicago files and say hello!

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[photo courtesy of Chris Murphy and The Weather Network] https://www.theweathernetwork.com

Talk about a privilege and an honor! In the next week or so, I will be interviewing Chris Murphy, Weather Presenter from Canada’s national weather television station, “The Weather Network” (TWN).  You can find Chris weekday mornings not only providing Canada with the latest weather forecast, but doing it with a slice of humoUr (spelled with the “Canadian U”) along the way!

I’m extremely grateful to Chris for allowing me to share with you a bit about him, his career, and of course, the weather!! We Canadians love to talk about weather!! For those of you that are from Canada, this will come as no earth shattering shock.  For others, perhaps you didn’t know that those of us from the Great White North enjoy our past-time of, ‘weather-talk’!

So here is where you can become part of my interview with Chris!…

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The Happiness of Pursuit: A Lesson from Hector

Its International Happiness Day, so I thought I’d reshare this post from 2015… Life has certainly changed for me since then! Please don’t like or comment on the reblog – hop on over to the original post and say hello!

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imageHappiness.

Ask those around you what their ultimate goal or ambition is and most will inevitably give the same answer: to be happy.

It’s something that everyone seems to aim for, and yet, nobody can give a specific definition as to what happiness actually is, predominantly because it means something different to each individual. It can’t be measured or compared. I see endless amounts of blog posts about it on a daily basis – where to look for it, how to find it, lists of advice and projects to achieve it. Indeed, I’ve done a number of these sorts of posts myself. I also have no doubt that I could visit my local bookstore or go online and find thousands of books on the same thing. So many of us, myself included, are constantly reflecting on our existence and making a conscious effort to examine the levels of happiness we…

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Coming Out Of The Closet #LGBT

Beautiful and honest post from Hugh – please don’t like or comment on my reblog, hop on over to Hugh’s Views and News and say hello!

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One the biggest regrets of my life is that I never sat down with my Mother and told her that I’m gay. I chose, instead, the easy option of writing to her and telling her that her oldest son was a homosexual.

Facing Mum for the first time, after writing that letter, I was very nervous as I travelled to where she lived. I hesitated several times before walking up to the front door, ringing the doorbell, and announcing my arrival. What a shock I got when she came towards me with open arms and, as she gave me one of her wonderful hugs, hearing her whisper the words “I always knew you were gay, I don’t know why it took you so long to tell me.”

Mum & Hugh Me and mum. Taken sometime in the 1980s, just after I had told her I was gay.

Not all my family were like…

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