Good Deeds Week January 26th – February 1st

Welcome to my weekly roundup of my year long challenge to do one Good deed a day for a year. This challenge began back in April 2013 and is still going strong. My inspiration came from reading “A Year of Doing Good” by Judith O’Reilly. Here is what I’ve been up to this week.

Good deeds

January 26th – A Good Deed completed and a Good Deed received all in one today. I was invited to write a post for a new feature on Words Unlimited called High Five, where guests talk about their top 5 in any subject. I’ve just sent off a draft all about books I’ve recently read, and of course they get a mention here on the blog. Good Deeds all around.

January 27th – My morning helping out at school today, Good Deed ticked off.

January 28th – Whilst at work this morning a friendly young man came in to the office. He represented an animal feed merchant. He explained he’d been to agricultural college, graduated,this was his first job and he was driving around his patch looking for new business. I gave him the contact details of the relevant farm partners rather that brushing him off because he was one of the lucky ones and had a job, so I wanted to give him a chance.

January 29th – Met a friend for coffee and treated us both. Stopped off at the charity shops on the way home and bought some books.

January 30th – Here in the UK some supermarkets use a system for the trolleys (carts) where you need a £1 coin or similar sized token to release the trolley for use. As I was returning my trolley to the trolley bay I was able to help an elderly gentlemen release his £1 coin which was stuck in the lock, a quick tweak and the coin was released.

Good Deeds received had an amazing write up from John Howell on his blog as a thank you for hosting his new book promotion “My GLR“. Here is a link to his post

January 31st – The February Issue of Fleet Life is online today with my page of book reviews. This months books and authors are; “The Omega Paradox” by Richard Kellier, “Nine Lives” by Terry Tyler, “The Hitman’s Guide to Housecleaning” by Hallgrimur Helgason, “The New Granny’s Survival Guide” by Gransnet and “Twelve Days” by Jade Reyner. Go to, click on the online directory and find my reviews on page 26.

February 1st – I can’t believe it’s February already. I have 14 confirmed letters booked in my A to Z Challenge and 2 more that may get booked by the end of the weekend. Many of the harder letters are left to fill. If you know someone who may have a book I could use please get them to contact me. Today I’ve accepted 3 more books to read and review. I shall start on them once I’ve finished my little self indulgent re-read of Twilight.

Today I met up with a lady that I last saw 6 months ago. At that time she had just had a grand-daughter born, who was very ill in hospital undergoing major surgery after just a few days of being born. I didn’t know if the baby had survived, and it was a difficult question to ask, but I’m glad I did. The baby survived.

Bless you all.

7 thoughts on “Good Deeds Week January 26th – February 1st

  1. Lovely week, and great news about the baby:-) Helping that man get his pound back reminds me again of what a big difference a small gesture can make. I have no doubt you made his day! Wishing you another wonderful week my friend:-) Hugs, H xxx


  2. It’s such a shame you can’t actually see the ripple effect from your good deeds as I’m sure it would encourage more to try it. What a great world it would be if we all decided to be nice to each other.
    I know just how the old chap felt, my local Asda trollies never seem to want to part with the £1 at the end, you need a grip like a vise to pull them out,I don’t seem to have the same problem with other Supermarkets. Maybe Asda needs to recoup some of the money it saves me.
    I’m delighted you found out the baby survived and I’ve no doubt the proud grandma was grateful for the chance to talk about her.
    Talking about grandchildren ( and don’t we all) my latest book is a total change in that it’s a book of poems for my grandson. I’ve just written the lat one but it now needs the editing process, just as well he’s only 5 months old.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx


  3. Wow! You are one avid reader. i get bogged down with my writing and don’t read so much when i am actively writing. I am sooo far behind. I am going to check out your reviews now in Fleet life as i have read some of these.


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