Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year.
This week I’ve been doing the following;
April 27th – I’m reading Business as Usual by E.L.Lindley, the first book in the Georgie Connelly series. Fellow blogger John Howell, suggested I call my April A-Z tour, my 26 Good Deeds, not a bad idea! I must tell you about our bird box, we installed a camera recently and we have a Blue-tit sitting on 6 or 7 eggs, it’s like a new TV channel. Nothing to do with Good Deeds, but I thought it might make a few of you smile. E-mailed a friend whose daughter should be quite excited and want to come and have a watch.
April 28th – My morning volunteering at school.
Always on a mission to help others, I’ve set up a page on the top of the blog giving details of fellow bloggers who provide editing, publishing and marketing services for authors and writers. There’s just 3 names at the moment but I’m sure it will grow.
April 29th – We are having a lot of heavy rain showers, but I needed fresh air and exercise after I came home from work, so I set out on a walk to re-energise myself. Picked up loads of wet soggy litter for my days Good Deed.
April 30th – A busy day in social media land. I’ve completed the April A-Z tour and shall be sad to see it go for another year. May editions of the 2 magazines I write book reviews for are both out online today so I’ve been writing a post and letting authors know that their books are being showcased. Here is a link to the post. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-59A Have also been over to help my Mum out with her latest computer niggles.
And of course I’ve been watching our own Springwatch channel and keeping an eye on Mummy Blue-tit (Daddy might be helping too, but the picture is a grainy black and white so we can’t tell) and her eggs. We have considered naming the identical eggs just for the sake of it and have come up with Shell-y, Shell-by, Shell-don, Shell-enka, Shell-et. Shell-wah and Shell-om, not that we can tell them apart! The eggs are also moved and turned several times a day as part of their incubation, so it’s all good fun watching. Can’t wait for them to hatch I’m sure there will be some right little characters. Have friends coming over on Friday to sit and watch out new TV channel too. It’s lovely to see teenagers mad keen on nature.
May 1st – Happy May Day! So what’s it doing? Raining! Another cricket match has been cancelled, we’re not having a lot of luck. I’m reading the new Terry Tyler book Kings and Queens, a modern day interpretation of the life of Henry VIII. I love all the names she drops in such as Harry Lanchester (our main man), Cathy Ferdinand (first wife), Tom Morely (advisor), Wolsey has just turned up and I’m on to the lady whose role echoes Anne Boleyn, absolutely brilliant so far. If you know anything about Henry VIII, but you love contemporary fiction it’s well worth a read.
I feel the need…..to go out for a lunchtime walk and pick up some more litter, after I’ve checked the Blue-tits….
I’m back and I’m wet, but I filled a bag with litter, I’ve recycled the drinks cans and the glass bottle and thrown the rest in the bin I have a request to all my readers; Every-time you go out please pick up 1 piece of litter. Thanks.
Good Deeds received; Thank you to the lovely Lizzie Lamb who got my blog a mention on Thursday on Look 4 Books , The UK’s Premier Independent Book Site, run by Gary Walker, it’s a FREE promotional book site for Indie authors http://www.look4books.co.uk/
May 2nd – Have baked a Tea bread and some fairy cakes as we have friends coming over this afternoon to watch the new Bird Channel on TV, no sign of the eggs hatching yet! Good Deeds received, our friends brought around cakes for us and some information about University for my daughter.
May 3rd – Fascinating! We spent an hour and a half just watching the bird channel last night, the Mummy bird is hardly ever still. We saw the Dad come in a feed the mother for the first time. Today my Mum came over to view the new channel, we’ll have to start selling tickets soon!
I have changed my book gallery on the side of the blog to advertise new books for authors, there are just so many new books I want to tell people about.
That wraps it up for this week.
I promise to pick up a piece of litter each time I go out Rosie. I hope lots of others follow your sterling example.
xxx Stupendous Hugs xxx
Thanks David, everyone’s 1 piece will make me happy.
Bless you for picking up litter! A real peeve of mine, so I often take a plastic bag with me on a walk. You’ve given me an idea with the bird cam. We just put up a box specifically designed for brown-headed nuthatches, tiny birds who are becoming rare. We’re hoping our local pair finds it – the entrance is just large enough to admit one of these birds, but a Carolina chickadee could theoretically get in, too. I was told it might take a couple of seasons for the birds to find the box, so I’m being patient.
Wow! That sounds exciting, I must say the box the birds favour is an old well used one, they ignore the new ones. It’s like describing a house you are looking to buy, it has bags of character and a homely feel.
Naming the eggs brought a big smile. What a good idea putting a camera in the box. Thanks for the mention as well.
You’re welcome, I think we possible have a touch of May madness!
So much fun though
What an awesome idea Rosie! You so made me smile 🙂
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I loved this post Rosie, so full of fun and enthusiasm, made me smile a lot:-) I just LOVE the shell names! What a gift to be able to watch all the comings and goings of the blue tits, fantastic idea! Love and blessings, Harula xxx
Thank you Harula, eggs not hatched yet, we keep looking on the TV.