The 2019 Christmas Charity Appeal – Help Me Raise £250 For Battersea Dogs & Cats Home By Leaving Me Links To Your Blogs and Books

Hugh from Hugh’s News & Views has started his 2019 Christmas Appeal in aid of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and will donate £1 for every link that is left under his Christmas tree until he reaches a target of 200 links. If you have published a book, you can leave a link to your Author Pages on Amazon and Goodreads too. Feel free to hop across and meet some other great bloggers!

Hugh's Views & News  

The Christmas tree is up, but something is missing. There are no gifts under it, and I need your help to put that right.

For this year’s Christmas charity appeal, I’m asking you to help me raise some money for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Since 1860, Battersea has been there for every dog and cat that finds themselves homeless. From the moment they welcomed their first stray dog, they have been placing animals at the centre of everything they do.

More than three million animals later, they’re still working hard to achieve the vision that every dog and cat should live in a home where they are treated with love, care and respect.

They believe that every dog and cat deserves the best. That’s why Battersea Dogs and Cats home have always helped every dog and cat in need.

Clickhereto visit the Battersea Dogs and Cats…

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Haibun: A Season’s Blessing


Picadilly Circus, London, at night with a personalised Christmas Message on the main advertising screen


Next to the red scented candle stands a photograph in a small frame, propped up by a stone from the river. It was a Christmas greeting from our friends that came as such a wonderful surprise. It was 1991 and after two years in Edinburgh we returned to London for our first Christmas as a married couple.

The photograph is a shot of Picadilly Circus at night. On the main advertising screen a simple message reads ‘Merry Christmas Xenia & Paul’. It made us feel at home.

each photograph
brings stories back to life
snow flurries

© Xenia Tran


blue whippet in winter coat running on in snow flurry on forest trail

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photograph of Picadilly Circus taken by Ann Garner in 1991. Photograph of Pearl by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera (second image): Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 150.


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