Good Deeds week 14th – 20th July

This week I shall pass the 3 month stage, (That’s a quarter of a year Wow!) of my plan to do at least 1 Good Deed a day for a year. Fellow readers can see my weekly update from the Home page of this blog, but the inspiration comes from reading “A Year of Doing Good” by Judith O’Reilly, a book that I thoroughly recommend. Here is my review of the book

Good deeds14th July – Today I’ve written a book review, finished another book and submitted my books for the September issue of Fleet Life. A truly early deadline due to the fast approaching school summer break. Set up a writing prompt for followers of the Community Story board.

15th July – My last morning helping out in school for the next few weeks as the teachers and children have a well deserved break. I’ve signed up to go back in September, it was so great to see what my group achieved over the year. Have been asked to review another book today, I said yes. Wrote a piece for the Community Story board and copied it onto my blog as I realised it was really a dedication to a lovely lady who died of cancer a few years ago.

16th July – Agreed to do another book review and I offered to help do a book promotion on 31st July here on the blog. Watch out for the new book by Charles E Yallowitz. It will be the second book in the Legends of a Hero series.

17th July – It has been a boiling hot day today and it didn’t look like I had any chances for Good Deeds until I decided to take a walk to the local Post Office to buy some stamps. Then I spied some litter and off I went, I made 2 bins drops of litter on the journey to the Post Office. On the way back I got even braver and quickly filled my hands with litter. Dropped the first lot in a bin, then I found a McDonald’s paper bag discarded on the ground, so I began to fill it with litter, When my bag was full, I found a plastic bag which I began to fill, finally dropping my load in a bin near home. A couple more pieces went into wheelie bins that were still on the footpath after the dustbin men had been around today, and boy did I feel good about picking up all that litter!

18th July – Added money to the Macmillan charity pot when I was at the shops. Helped my Mum pick vegetables from her garden which she can sell at a local market.

19th July – Heard that fellow blogger Ionia was poorly, so organised a writing prompt over at the community storyboard to wish her well. Had an absolute ball with everyone as they enthusiastically joined in.

20th July – Helped prepare flowers for the Sunday Church service whilst visiting my Mother-in-Law. Made chocolate brownies filled with fresh raspberries to take to a BBQ which we’ve been invited to this evening. I’ve taken delivery of the second half of my year’s supply of rice and pasta which I won in a competition and my cupboards are stuffed to overflowing, so I’m taking some with me to the BBQ for my hostess to share it around.

When I checked out on 20th July Judith’s book was half price

Anecdotes from the Post Office by A.W Farmer

Anecdotes From the Post OfficeAnecdotes From the Post Office by A W Farmer

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I was hoping this would be full of really funny tales from the post office, but the author explains in the introduction that there weren’t many tales forthcoming. I chuckled at one or two.

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