Good Deeds Week 22nd – 28th December

Welcome to Christmas week of my Good Deeds weekly challenge. My own challenge to do one Good Deed a day based on the book by Judith O’Reilly called “A Year of Doing Good”

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December 22nd – I’m really excited, Judith O’Reilly the author of “A Year of Doing Good” has been good enough to agree to be our gust author on the blog. Today she has sent me her interview answers and I have scheduled her interview post for Sunday 5th January. The first Sunday in January to coincide with my weekly Good Deeds round-up. On with my own Good deeds, today I’ve finished 2 books and written reviews which I’ve posted on Goodreads and Amazon, they will both appear here on the blog in January.

December 23rd – Donated some money to a local Odiham charity that were collecting whilst I visited the Newlyns Farm Shop it was really busy with everyone collecting their fresh turkeys, but I had time to spread some calm amongst the busy workers while I picked up the paperwork for my work session.

December 24th – Have invited a friend over for a cup of tea, we swopped gifts and caught up on all the news. Remembered how hard others work at Christmas and gave the postman a Christmas present.

December 25th – We are hosting Christmas lunch for my In-Laws today. Good deeds received; Had some wonderful gifts and in return brought happiness to others with my own gifts.

December 26th – Boxing Day here in the UK, a quiet family day, but I’ve made biscuits to take out with us as we go to tea with the In-Laws. Good deeds received; My mother-in-law who doesn’t do computers or social media asked me all about my writing, my blog and my monthly reviews in Fleet Life, she was really interested and supportive, an avid reader herself she surprised me with her enthusiasm. Had a scary moment when she admitted she’d read my book whilst staying with our Aunt (who had it on Kindle) hope she didn’t recognise Sophie’s mother-in-law!

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December 27th – Today I posted a book review on Goodreads and Amazon for a dear friend Jade Reyner, who I’ve met over the internet. Jade took part in our Romancing September tour http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-2rE and recently took part in the successful “Read Tuesday” event run by Chris McMullen. I’ll be featuring Jades book “Twelve Days” on a post in January. Good Deeds received; Had a lovely e-mail from Jade thanking me for her review.

December 28th – Good Deeds received; Was thrilled to be contacted by author Mac Black who had seen his book “Please Call me Derek” on my Wish List Collection, he has offered to send me a copy which I will lovingly read and review for you all here on the blog. Had a lovely comment about my “Good Read Collections” from another author, I’m glad people are enjoying them. My oldest child is off for a sleepover tonight so I’m sending along bags of popcorn for their movie session.

Wow! I can’t believe I still managed to find Good Deeds during Christmas week, I had worried that opportunities would not show themselves this week, but I’m glad they did.

Good Deeds week 20th – 26th October

Here is the next week of updates in my challenge to do one Good Deed a day for a year. I follow in the footsteps of Judith O’Reilly who was the inspiration for this project. I read her book “A Year of Doing Good” and began my own diary of deeds on the day I began her book.

Good deedsOctober 20th – Just felt the need to continue investigation in to the  non- compatibility of Amazon.com and Amazon. (everywhere else) . It seems that although it’s all Amazon you can’t send gift certificates or gift a book or use a voucher code between the sites because they all use different methods of collecting payment not to mention the various exchange rates as well. This policy may eventually change but for now, any Amazon.co.uk; Amazon.ca; Amazon.de; Amazon.fr; Amazon.jp; or Amazon.com purchased gift cards are only going to be able to be redeemed on their respective sites. Posted this information on Chris McMullen’s blog discussion.

October 21st – Easy Good Deed today, it was my morning at school helping out. This afternoon went and checked out a temporary bus stop for a friend and let her know where it was.

October 22nd – Played postman and dropped off some money for a friend from another friend, after my visit on Monday was delayed.

October 23rd – Saved by a last minute litter pick, else I wouldn’t have had a deed to write about today.

October 24th – Took 2 boxes of books to the local charity shop. This afternoon I’m taxi driving my mother-in-law to the doctors.

October 25th – Have been supporting a local author promote her book with a book review and a guest interview on Saturday.

October 26th – Helped out my Mum today, last week we had a lot of thunder storms and one very near rod of lightening frazzled my Mum’s computer and TV, so whilst she awaits the insurance companies and then the shopping to buy new ones she’s a little stranded. She needed to get a bus ticket bought for a trip to Cornwall next week, so she came over and we sorted it out on my computer.