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.
February 9th – Gave money to a Pet Rescue charity whilst I was dashing out of the supermarket.
February 10th – I’ve been at school this morning helping out, next week is half term so I’ll have to find a different Good Deed to fill this spot. Added an interactive gif to Rachel Roberts posts and learnt what they were. If, like me it’s new to you, here is what Rachel’s looks like, click on it for a link to her web site. Sorry if I’m showing off, but the fact that I could impress the teenagers in this household by even discussing a gif gives me bragging rights.! To top it off I must tell you that they just can’t get over the fact that I’ve got more twitter followers than them either! Ha ha!
February 11th – Another book to review goes on my list this morning, posted a guest author interview for Susan Buchanan, posted a book review on Goodreads and Amazon for John P. Ford and have begun reading “Dawning” by Olivia Stocum ready for review.
February 12th – We have another massive rain storm today, so its a good job I can claim Good Deeds from inside my warm cosy house. Not a big poetry reader myself I’ve not let it stop me helping out Pamela Beckford who is promoting her book “Dreams of Love” for Valentines Week. While on a poetry theme I’ve also said I’d look at a book of short stories and poems by Susan Koenig called The Bench which are intriguingly inspired by visitors to a park bench.
February 13th – It’s NOT raining! I plan to squelch my way to the shops and find a Good Deed outside of the house. Yep! There is was litter, not too far and next to a bin as well. Then on my way back from the shops I found some money on the ground, a little reward for my litter picking perhaps? On to better things, Good deeds received; Inspired by Rachel’s interactive gif I’ve gone all out and got one made for me (Thank you lovely ladies, and Rachel’s behind the scenes Tech man!) between them they’ve got me a little “Rosie” button that people can put into a post about me and it will do a little snazzy link back to my blog. I have a little hyperlink for anyone wishing to paste it in to a feature, and just to show off the handy work of some SUPER friends I’ll add the gif below.
February 14th – My chance to do a good deed came via text at 7.30am this morning, I was asked to give a teenager a lift to college along with my own child. They needed to be in earlier than the bus would get them there. We were half way there when college cancelled the event due to the heavy rain forecast! (One months worth of rain is forecast for the next 48 hours) Ho hum! We then spent a lovely time crawling back to Fleet in the rush hour traffic.
Here’s a little tale for you to think about; Every day my hubby walks to the paper shop to get his daily newspaper, the walk is good for him. He recently told me that he too picks up litter on his route. Today I like to think he got his own little reward, he picked up a £10 note, Thank you very much!
February 15th – Picked the winners of my recent competition to win an e-copy of Spirit Warriors by D.E.L Conner, congratulations to Susan and Harula. Wrote 3 more book reviews today and helped promote a Free e-book from friends Andy and Kirsty at Blackfrog Publishing. Their new book Overlanding – How, What, Where and Who with is available in several formats.