Meet Hugh

Hello and a very warm welcome to my blog.


Hello, my name is Hugh, and I live in Swansea, in the UK.

I write about all kinds of everyday life and what it brings to us all. Nothing too serious, most of the time just about the little things in life and how important they can be to all of us. Some of my posts will be humorous, while others may bring a tear to the eye.

I have always enjoyed writing, and the fact I suffer from a mild form of dyslexia has not stopped me from enjoying the passion I have for writing. Yes, I get things wrong with my reading and writing, but I always find those mistakes humorous and always laugh about it. I no longer allow dyslexia get in my way.


Now in my fifties, I thought it about time I let my writing become public. Becoming a blogger seemed to be the perfect way for me to do this. Blogging has put me in touch with hundreds of other writers, many of whom have been supportive and helped me with my writing.

I’m a member of the committee of the Bloggers Bash, a group set up to organise annual get-togethers for all bloggers. Held in London, we’re about to hold our fourth event in 2018. Click here to find out more details.

I lead a happy life and always try to stay positive. I share my life with John, my wonderful civil partner, and our two Welsh Cardigan Corgis, Toby and Austin.

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I write about life because I find it so fascinating. I have many stories to tell, some of which I have started to put into a book. I think my life has been incredible and I want to share it with anyone that wants to listen. I am also an excellent listener, and I love to be interactive with other people. I guess you could say I am a ‘people person’.

You will find some of my short stories, flash fiction, and poetry on my blog and I hope you enjoy reading them. Flash Fiction has become a big part of my writing, and I enjoy participating in various writing challenges.

I also write articles giving free blogging and social media tips. These articles have proved very popular. I’ve learned lots about the blogging world since I started to blog, and my free tips are a way of thanking everyone that supports my blog by visiting, reading and commenting on my posts. Click on ‘Blogging Tips’ on the menu bar at the top of my blog to see all the blogging tips posts I have published.

I’m delighted to announce that my first collection of short stories is now available on Amazon. The book is called ‘Glimpses’ and is available as both a paperback and an eBook. The Kindle version is now only 99p.

Glimpses - My new book of some of my short stories. Available now on Kindle and as a paperback.
Glimpses – The new book containing some of my short stories. Available now on Kindle and as a paperback.

Click the link below to order your copy.


Please feel free to contact me directly by clicking on the ‘Contact Hugh’ button on the menu bar at the top of my blog. I promise to respond to everyone.

Latest interviews (Click on the links below)

Always Write 

Writer’s Treasure Chest

Annette Rochelle Aben

The Writer Next Door – Vashti Q

Judith Barrow

Thank you for visiting me today. I look forward to hearing from you.

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  1. Just found you through Terri Webster Shrandt’s blog – nice to find a fellow blogger living on the same land mass as me – and in one of my favourite places on earth – Wales!


  2. Hi Daily Echo #write photo gave me this blog as I am an absolute technophobe and have lost this comment at least once trying to find Sue’s blog to let you know how I found yours! Thanks for the pingback advice as Sue tried to explain it as well as others. Hopefully I will be able to do it properly. The other blogs about techy things were also helpful. But I did set up my own blog…so it can be done! Also really liked the other things on your blog too Just saw the rusty picture…Thank you


    1. Hi Cheryl, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I’m so pleased that my blogging tips posts have helped. I’m on a blogging break at the moment, but I have more blogging tips posts planned for when I return. A big thank you to Sue for referring you to my blog as well.
      If I can help with anything blogging wise, them please don’t be afraid to ask. I’m always happy to help.
      Best wishes,

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    1. Thanks so much, Trina. I really appreciate it very much. I’ve been on a blogging break since June 27th, while I work on my book. I’m slowly returning to blogging, but won’t be back full-time to it until next month.
      Hope all is well with you?

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    1. Thanks so much, Marsha. Well, I’ve tried that on this blog and people do seem to rather like it. I was quite shocked at first, but now I’ve made some great new friends from all over the world. The community here at the best. 😀
      Welcome aboard.

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      1. I can see why. I’ll have to come back to find out more about that door. 🙂 It looks like the back side of a Disneyland ride to me. If you open it, you’ll expose all the secrets of the magical ride.


      1. Sadly Hugh I fear it comes to us all
        But I do care about the poor, the homeless the abused and those trapped in war and it’s fall out. … God that list is too long. But I do do what I can. xxxxx

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    1. Hi, Willow. Thanks for tagging me in this challenge. I’ve already been tagged by Geoff Le Pard and Debby Gies. Unfortunately, I no longer have my very first post. I deleted it some time ago when I was clearing out some posts that contained images that I was not 100% certain were free to use.
      Thanks for tagging me, though.

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  3. Hi Hugh, I am originally from Swansea and lived in Morriston, most of my relatives live there. I was born in Cardiff and also lived in Neath and Port Talbot. I have been living in New Zealand for 30 years.


    1. Hello, Deb. Thanks for introducing yourself. It’s great to connect with other Welsh people in the blogging world. Do you miss Wales at all? I came back to live here after 30 years. Swansea Bay is beautiful. We’re so lucky to have the beach right on our doorstep.


  4. Hi Hugh I have nominated you for Song Challenge (Music That Means Something)
    The rules are:
    Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
    Post what the lyrics mean to you. (Optional)
    Post the name of the song and video.
    Nominate 1 or 2 bloggers each day of the challenge.
    willow xx


    1. Thanks so much for the nomination, Willow. I’m afraid I decided a little while ago not to participate in these challenges anymore. Of course, I have my current music feature ’51 Weeks: 51 Songs from the past’ also currently running, so I’ll mention your nomination in next week’s feature and invite anybody who wants to join in, to give it a go. I hope that’s OK?

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      1. Thanks for your understanding, Willow. I go on that if it involves nominating other bloggers, then I’ll now pass on it. I did so many of the awards and these kinds of challenges in my early blogging days. I did very well out of them but felt it was time for me to move on from them.


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