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#GBHour 12th July What a scorcher!!

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What another great #GBHour we had yesterday! Was that the busiest yet?

Thank you so much to the amazing @Siwchocolates for being great sponsors this week. Not only were they great sponsors, they even gave away a chocolicious chocolate iPhone to this weeks #GBHour winner. Want to know more about what @Siwchocolates do? Check out the website for some a gorgeous ideas for chocolate gifts sayitwithchocolates.com

Check out the chocolate iPhone they gave away on Friday! Click image to view on the website and treat yourself to one and browse some more very special offers :0)

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Thanks to every single one of you for taking part in #GBHour this week. As always we at http://www.comparemymove.com are absolutely delighted and amazed at the response. It means a lot that you take the time to get involved with our event and we appreciate it very much.

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Before we announce this weeks #GBHour winner, just a few mentions. An extra special thank you this week for some great contributions to #GBHour to the following tweeps;

@KrasnayaDolls

@PersonaliseSign

@PhaTStuffDesign

@Thepartyship

@RSArchery

@NuVoBebe

Thanks everyone, and hope to see you all again next week.

This weeks winner not only wins sponsorship of next weeks #GBHour, they also week a gorgeous chocolate iPhone courtesy of this weeks sponsor @Siwchocolates

Congratulations to @thePointr The loyalty program with a difference. It’s Digital. It’s Social. It’s Local. Find out how they can boost your business. Check out their website thePointr.com 

Have fun next week guys and enjoy your chocolate :0)

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‘The Policeman of Secrets’ an amazing read by Andrew Melvin

What an amazing read this was and it has to be recommended to every one of you.

If you haven’t heard of the Amazing up and coming author, Andrew Melvin then you sure will very soon. His debut book ‘The Policeman of Secrets’ has received some top reviews all over the globe. Having picked up a copy recently it was almost impossible to put down. An absolutely stunning read from what is soon to be known as a classic!

Check out Andrews website here http://andrewmelvin.com/

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Stunning debut from Andrew Melvin

So what’s it all about?

Imagine that the next book you read will steal your mind. You will become a puppet of a secret society that is about to seize the British Empire. You and millions of others have only one hope: the courage of a roguish gentleman adventurer known as the Policeman of Secrets.

In a vivid world of steampunk and sensuality, the psychopathic members of the Arcanum plot to overpower whole countries – but they can only succeed by defeating the irrepressible Count Balthazar, a master at stealing and protecting secrets. He launches into an adventure involving rooftop chases, hijacked airships, a giant train, and surprise twists and betrayals. To survive, he must overcome the beautiful and deadly Elizabeta. Driven by violence and lust, she has ambitions of her own that will surprise everybody.

The Policeman of Secrets is a romp that races from a backstreet bookshop and secret lairs to a strange gentlemen’s club and a battle in a royal palace to decide the empire’s fate. Along the way it gives Victorian history a refreshing, erotic, and steam-powered spin.

Latest review of The Policeman of Secrets

The idea that the decision that education, and thus literacy, for the masses should have a secret sinister ulterior motive is the premise for this fictional story and it makes for a read that is exciting at times, if also slightly incredible . (But what adventure story isn’t?)

The reader is gripped by a task that is truly too important to fail. Some of the characters are better developed than others. Ironically I felt I knew some of the malign characters better than many of the ‘goodies’. However, this did not affect the general progress of the story. It feels at times that the physical demands upon the main characters must put them into a superhuman category, as they seem to deal with extremes of physicality and even wounding with little impact upon them. I couldn’t help wondering about one or two mentions of people being wounded, yet they seem to recover to play a full part in the proceedings a little while later. This presumably without the benefit of antibiotics to ward of the inevitable infection as it is set in Victorian times! The rules of the cinema clearly apply where the main characters will survive no matter what until at least very near the end, and the players we are less familiar with, and thus care less about get killed off.

The story does keep the reader enthralled though. Being someone who has limited time for reading at the moment, I found myself grabbing every spare minute I had to get through another couple of pages, so intrigued was I to find how it ended up. There are descriptions of some pretty grisly scenes, so it’s not a book for the faint-hearted. Could be gruesome if it was ever made into a film!

I believe this is the first novel of this author, and it certainly seems like a great start. Hope there will be more coming in the future!

Want a copy? get it on Kindle herefor just £1.93 with FREE wireless delivery. You’ll be glad you did!!! http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Policeman-of-Secrets-ebook/dp/B00C3P23VY

So how was it for you?

So this week saw the fourth ever #GBHour event and once again we were thrown in the slammer (Twitter jail).

Another lively, hectic and fast moving event with loads of old and new faces getting involved with some Great British networking fun.

This week #GBHour was sponsored by the amazing Kay Patterson @blurtsmum Founder UK Project Isabella Graphic Workshop who provided some superb and very entertaining pics for all to enjoy such as this one;

How you feel after #GBHour

Check out Kay’s website for lots more of the same and see what Project Isabella can do for you http://projectisabella.com Also check out Kay’s blog at http://kaypatterson.blogspot.com where she is undertaking a 30 Blog Challenge.

We hope you enjoyed today Kay and thanks for being a great sponsor.

As always we pick a winner of this weeks #GBHour to be our sponsors next week but before we do, let’s have a quick shout out to some great contributors today;

@SimplyBeGreen

@2brokemums

@annalittlecrab

@TheInDirectory

@TPSellers

@HeartfeltGiftCo

Thanks to all of the above and everyone else that took part today. It’s you guys that make #GBHour as popular as it is and without you we’d just be a lonely hashtag.

So who is the grand winner this week??? That honour goes to the  wonderful Say It With Chocolates @Siwchocolates Thank you so much for your contribution to #GBHour today and congratulations on your win. Hope you enjoy it next week.

Want to know what Say It With Chocolates Do? Check out the website here sayitwithchocolates.com

Well it’s now one set all in the tennis, could be a late night for Mr. Murray. Come on Andy!

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#GBHour 5th July Sponsored By Kay Patterson @BlurtsMum Project Isabella

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It’s week 4 of #GBHour and don’t Fridays come around quickly!

We’re delighted to announce that our sponsor this week courtesy of last weeks #GBHour win is @blurtsmum of Project Isabella http://projectisabella.com/

Friday see’s Andy Murray aiming to reach the Wimbledon tennis final for the second year running. Lets hope he can go one step further this year and hold that trophy aloft on Sunday afternoon. Good luck Andy!!

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Last week during #GBHour we asked you all to get involved with plugging your own business as well as retweeting our tweets and each others. After the event we chose @blurtsmum as our winners and very well deserved it was.

Thanks to Kay and the rest of you in only the third week of #GBHour, we managed to get trending as high as number 5 in the UK so thanks to every one of you for that. Can we better it this week? If Andy is on Centre court between 4-5pm then maybe not but we’ll give it a good go right?

Thanks for supplying the Project Isabella logo Kay and lets hear a little about you.

Project Isabella

Kay Patterson, @blurtsmum is the Founder of Project Isabella Graphic Workshop http://projectisabella.com which is a startup business that develops graphics and digital art resources for others to use in commercial or personal ventures. Use is allowed on Print on Demand stores (such as Zazzle, Cafepress) which sets her apart from many other clip art suppliers but the business really pushes the boundaries in graphic marketing by offering free promotion to products created using their graphics and the stores that they are in, be it online or offline.

Project Isabella has developed and is developing a number of unique services which certainly need investigating by those who create handmade products. One of these is the ability to make commercial digital art products from images of handmade jewellery. This is a unique service and in early days of development but clearly something Kay herself is extremely enthusiastic about. Kay has recently found success in another twitter chat situation where she has sourced a jewellery collaboration in @BabylonBlu . Twitter chat, can and does work for business. You can learn more about Kay at her personal blog Impromptu Art http://kaypatterson.blogspot.com where she is undertaking a 30 Blog Challenge set by @_PVBOnline, another business contact she sourced through Twitter – it all goes on here at Twitter!
We know for a fact Kay is looking forward to the #GBhour and she has even made some pictures to prove it

 

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If you’ve got any questions, give Kay a tweet, she’d be more than happy to help @blurtsmum

Thanks for reading guys and we look forward to seeing you all at #GBHour 4-5pm today.

Don’t forget to retweet our tweets and you could be #GBHour sponsor next time.

This weeks #GBHour is brought to you by @GBHourFriday4pm powered by @CompareMyMove and sponsored by @blurtsmum

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#GBHour Trending in the UK

Well what an amazing #GBHour we had today. Not only did we have lots of old and new tweeps in attendance, loads of networking and retweets, we even managed to trend in the UK. Very unexpected but a great surprise. Thanks to every single one of you that took part today and contributed to this. Check it out below;

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Check out #GBHour trending during this weeks event.

As usual the networking hour was powered by @CompareMyMove. Get over to comparemymove.com if you’re moving home and get up to 6 FREE removal quotes from your best local companies.

This week, thanks to last weeks #GBHour win @CoochyCooNappyC were the sponsors and we hope they had fun and gained some friends and contacts. Check out http://www.coochycoonappycakes.co.uk/ to see their amazing work.

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So what happened in this weeks event? Well this was by far the busiest event yet with #GBHour trending as high as fifth in the UK. Countless UK businesses tweeted, retweeted, networked and followed each other.

An extra #GBHour shout out to the following tweeps;

@ebonyservices

@jinxbug_

@GrippyLeads

@PersonaliseSign

@YorkshireDesign

@BrynMusic

Thanks again guys and we hope to see you all again next week. Your support is very much appreciated.

So, the question on everyone’s lips I’m sure is, who has won sponsorship of next weeks #GBHour? Am I right? OK, the winner is, and this is very well deserved……………………….

@blurtsmum

Founder UK Project Isabella Graphic Workshop. Through the Activity Clubhouse we encourage involvement from publishers, crafters and digital resource developers.

Check out the website http://projectisabella.com/

Congrats Kay and thank you so much for taking part today. It was great to have you involved and we very much appreciate your contribution.

Time for a bit of tennis on the telly now and some festival music later on -Glastonbury.

Thanks for reading guys and have a great weekend.

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#GBHour 28th June Sponsored by Coochy Coo Nappy Cakes

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It’s week 3 of #GBHour and as the excitement builds in anticipation of another great event today, we’re delighted to announce that our sponsors this week are Coochy Coo Nappy Cakes @CoochyCooNappyC

Today see’s Andy Murray and Laura Robson aiming to make it into the next round of Wimbledon. We also see the start of the Glastonbury festival so expect rain!

Last week during #GBHour we asked you all to get involved with plugging your own business as well as retweeting our tweets and each others. After the event we chose Coochy Coo Nappy Cakes @CoochyCooNappyC as our winners and they will be the sponsor of today’s #GBHour. Thanks to for supplying the above logo and we hope you enjoy it today.

So what do Coochy Coo Nappy Cakes do?

They are a professional, established business who specialise in creating adorable, affordable nappy cakes and a range of new baby gifts starting from as little as £2.50.

Coochy Coo Nappy Cakes create the ideal gift for members of your family or friends, who are expecting a baby.
A nappy cake is a contemporary and useful gift for any expectant mum or new parents. It is a collection of practical baby products arranged in such a way to look like a cake. The contents vary depending upon your requirements and which cake you opt for. These products are very popular for baby showers, a growing trend here in the UK.

Check out their website for some amazing ideas http://www.coochycoonappycakes.co.uk/

Thanks for reading guys an we look forward to seeing you all at #GBHour 4-5pm today.

Don’t forget to retweet our tweets and you could be #GBHour sponsor next time.

This weeks #GBHour is brought to you by @GBHourFriday4pm powered by @CompareMyMove and sponsored by @CoochyCooNappyC

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It’s Competition Time On Twitter

Do you like competitions? Every month Compare My Move @CompareMyMove run several across Twitter and Facebook.  Only a few days to get in the June draws.

Check out what’s on offer below;

Win £30 iTunes Vouchers

Click below link to competition tweet, retweet it and you’re in the draw on July 1st. Increase your chances of winning, like and comment on the Compare My Move video and get 3 entries!

https://twitter.com/comparemymove/status/345218032978759681

Win £30 Tesco Vouchers

Click below tweet link to competition tweet, retweet it and you’re in the draw on June 30th to win £30 Tesco vouchers.

https://twitter.com/CompareMyMove/status/343824061811531776

Request Removal Quotes Win Up To £500

Moving home in 2013? Every month Compare My Move give away a free house move up to the value of £500. Everybody that fills in the form on the website to compare their local removal companies will automatically be entered into the draw. Check out the link below for more info.

http://www.comparemymove.com/competitions/

#GBHour Brand New Networking Event Takes Twitter By Storm

Do you run a business? Get involved on Twitter every Friday 4-5pm with some Great British networking fun. Follow @GBHourFriday4pm on Twitter and check out the blog to see what it’s all about http://www.gbhour.wordpress.com ##GBHour is powered by @CompareMyMove. Compare your best local removal companies before you move at http://www.comparemymove.com Get up to 6 FREE removal quotes and save up to 70%

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