Hey! My Blog Is Really Neat! – Really Neat Blog Award Bulk Nominations

Really Neat Blog Award

Hey, My Blog Is Really Neat!

I am pleased to announce that Patty from http://petitemagique.wordpress.com has nominated me for the Really Neat Blog Award. Patty is a kind hearted and warm individual, who is always very supportive of my quirky endeavours. Thank you so much Patty, you are a true shining star in the darkness!

I am about a year behind with my blog award nomination – Yes, that’s so naughty I know. I am also a year later with my Break Through the Barriers of Redundancy book being published. Yes, I haven’t forgotten to publish my book, to let you into a little secret, I am waiting until I finish building my Quirky Empire of business/embrace your quirky life related sites, so I can unashamedly advertise my free and paid for services in the back of my book. See – I told you there was method in my quirky madness, well, I may not have said that to all of you, but hey! You telepathically thought it in a quirky way now, didn’t you? I mean absolutely everything I do in my life has purpose and meaning whether it is apparent to even myself at the time or not.

Before I announce my nominations, to give you an idea of the scale of what I now do – Below are links to my websites and social media – Please join me on my embrace your quirky mission. http://www.embraceyourquirky.com and http://www.worldofquirky.com will be coming to a screen near you, later in 2015.

For those of you who don’t know, I used to suffer with depression for years and freed myself from it, without medication, almost 3 years ago. I still worked when I was suffering with depression, because I felt better working than being at home and could separate that part of my life, to still be affective. I wasn’t a manic depressive person, but I did have a lot of times when I did not want to exist in the world. Now I am a completely different person, because I know my purpose in life is to write and to help others and I embrace every quirky thing about me. There is never a dull moment in my life, it’s super awesome. I used my own embrace your quirky philosophy, to get myself well, improve my life and be happy to be alive. I want to help others to do the same.

By the end of 2015, I want everyone to know how to embrace their quirky to lead a happy, successful and fulfilling existence. If you haven’t already subscribed to my quirkybooksTV channel, please do so now, because I will have more videos next year, all about embracing your quirky, and if you miss them on here, you can get them straight to your inbox via the settings in your YouTube account. I would really like your involvement about the quirky topics I will be raising, so feel free to comment to your hearts content. I have some more fun videos to share with you first over the next few weeks as we ease into the new year. I still have another 6 websites to build and more writing of courses for the teaching I do, as well as attend my day job 5 days a week. All in the life of a Quirk!

You can now find me at Facebook on 8 Pages and you can find me on Twitter at 8 Accounts:

To all of my friends who get worried about my health for taking on so much, I really appreciate your care and worry over me. It is a lot to take on, even I admit it, but I instinctively know it’s the right thing to do, and I have to go by what my instincts and creative mind are telling me to do.

I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings, bring it on!

So, to break my usual rule of doing my nominations in the order they were given to me, I am doing the latest one first, as I only need to nominate as many people as I want and not answer any questions – If only more awards were like this one!

I may have to break the rules with my other award nominations and not answer some of the questions, or nominate the required amount of people, otherwise there will be a sad lack of award giving due to my tight time constraints. Even now I have a mountain of work piling up with deadlines, and I have to work the next 6 days in a row after today, in my day job, up until Christmas Eve. Happy Christmas!

The Really Neat Blog Award is a new award created by Dear Kitty.

You can find DearKitty here http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/


“I have made this new award: The Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that”

Here goes with my nominations:
































That concludes my nominations for this award. Thank you to all of my nominees, many of whom join in the quirky fun on a regular basis. Apologies for not being able to nominate everyone who follows, comments or Likes my posts, I could not have got so far in life today, without your support, you are amazing. Never forget that you are quirkily awesome. Keep embracing your quirky, be your authentic self, and live the life that only you were born to lead.

If you like this blog, you will love this blog’s YouTube TV Channel. Go ahead and subscribe for more quirky fun and serious embrace your quirky conversations http://www.youtube.com/user/quirkybooksTV

As always, embrace your quirky, stay positive, write soon and Happy Christmas xxxxxxxx

Who Else Loves Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance?

Hi everyone

I still have so much to share with you from my holiday to Disneyland Paris, that included a two night stay in London. Here are my photos from Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance, that I saw in London with my cousin. It was amazing, and I managed to get a sneaky photo of Michael himself!







Who else loves Lord Of The Dance?

Write soon and keep embracing your quirky.


Guinea Pig Snow Birthday Party Present Opening

Hi everyone

Snow had her 2nd Birthday on October 15th, and I took a video of her birthday party present opening. I think her YouTube debut is fantastic and she is such a natural performer. Check out her performance and tell me what you think.

Snow is still being looked after by my mum, because she continues to be on antibiotics from her mouth operation. She had a set back. Last weekend she stopped eating. The vet said it seemed to be a tooth problem, so she had two injections and an increase in her antibiotics. She also has a wart, and a small hard lump from where the tube went into her cheek. Thankfully she is eating well again, and the lump and wart are not to be worried about.

I just finished working 10 days in a row. On my two days off from my day job this week, I had my staff induction for the Devon NHS Partnership Trust. It went well, and I will continue to teach for them, on an employed, rather than a self-employed basis. I will still be doing all of the other self-employed business stuff that I do. For those of you who don’t know, the NHS Partnership Trust, provides services to those with mental health difficulties, and disabilities.

Tell me what you think of Snow’s Debut?

Keep embracing your quirky, subscribe to my channel, and write soon


What the Quirk is Going on?

I just couldn’t contain my excitement any longer. I had been waiting all day!!!!

Watch my video to find out – What the quirk is going on?

For more quirky goings on, join my World of Quirky, quirkybooksTV channel, by subscribing now.

Testimonial for Quirky Mentoring by Sandra Bellamy from Damie John

Hi everyone

As you are probably aware, I take being quirky to heart in everything I do, so much so, that I decided a while ago to create my own destiny, by building a quirky brand and empire from scratch. What was not set in concrete back then, was the overall picture of why exactly I needed to do this. Besides it being an outlet to express my creativity and quirkiness, now I know it’s to fulfil my ‘embrace your quirky’ destiny by helping others to embrace theirs. This is something I hope to work more on in 2015.

I used to suffer with depression and it wasn’t until I started ‘embracing my quirkiness’, that I began to love life and love me. This lead to me being depression free. When I started this blog, I still had depression, although not as bad as in my past. This blog helped me to heal by allowing me to express my passion for writing, to explore my creativity and to connect with like-minded people.

Part of my quirky empire is the newly formed Quirky Mentoring that I have just launched on my new http://www.quirkyacademy.com site. Although I have been mentoring for a while, I have only just launched Quirky Mentoring as a business.

One of my recent mentees has done an awesome video testimonial for me, it’s short and sweet, so check it out now!

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Sizzling With Science










When I went to the Business Showcase South West, in Bristol this year, I visited the science museum @Bristol. It was sizzling with science and that was great.

Remembering Snuggles with Love

Hi everyone


Thanks for your wishes for my 4 year Bloggerversary.

Things are starting to look up, since my 5 weeks of sadness, and intense tender hooks with my guineapigs. Losing Cinnamon, and then Snuggles exactly a month later, has been a huge blow.

Thankfully, Snow is on the mend from her operation for a bad mouth abscess. She is going to be on antibiotics for another month, and still being looked after by my mum.

I have to say, I am still grieving for Snuggles. Despite the fact, I still have Daisy and Chestnut, it is a lot quieter than it used to be in my flat, and the atmosphere is different. I am trying to get used to it, but it’s hard.

Someone upset me in my day job, by making insensitive comments about my guineapigs and laughing. I won’t go into what they said, but it caused me to cry. At the end of the day, they apologised, but it made my grief worse. Add to that, some colleagues had not been happy with me taking time off for my piggies, it has made me think about the situation a lot more. Instead of just focusing on the future, like I was trying to do, and coping with my loss, I feel I have been grieving, and back in a head place that’s not as healthy. Although my Grandma died in June, her ashes have not yet been scattered.

Having said all of that, I am still looking towards an awesome future. I have just relaunched my newly designed http://www.blogtrainer.co.uk site, that is much better than the previous version.

I have been mentoring some people in their businesses and now starting to officially launch my QuirkyMentoring.com services, as part of my Quirky empire/business. Specialising in Quirky Mentoring reports for businesses. I have yet to build the website; but I just launched on Twitter with my http://www.twitter.com/quirkymentoring and Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/quirkymentoring.

I am already getting a lot of followers for my http://www.twitter.com/quirkycoaching account on Twitter, and I haven’t finished building the site yet. I just launched Quirky Coaching on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/quirkycoaching As you can imagine, being quirky, it’s like no other coaching that I know of on the planet. In the fact it breaks the codes and conventions of traditional coaching, by mixing advice and coaching together. Rules are, you don’t give advice in a coaching session. From my own personal experience of being coached, that’s what I didn’t like about traditional coaching. I want to think up ideas myself, but if I can’t, I want advice from someone with experience, knowledge or information, that may help me to advance my career quicker – Hey presto, that’s what Quirky Coaching is all about. Incorporating the 6 principles of Quirky Coaching success: Consult/Advise/Mentor/Coach/Train/Evaluate. Using a combination of some, or all of these, to get the desired result.

I want to take this opportunity to remember Snuggles with love, and post a never seen before photos of me and Snugs, along with photos of the plant, the vets sent to me, with their condolences. They also sent me a belated card for Cinnamon’s death.

Snuggles licked the tears from my face, after my Grandma died, when I was in my home alone. She was physically there for me, when others weren’t. That’s priceless and special, I feel I owe her so much. I hope I can move on and the hole in my heart will heal. I miss Snuggles so much. Love you my baby forever xxxxxxxx

As I type this, I am poorly with a tummy bug and flu like symptoms. I went to sleep yesterday for the night, just after 5.30pm. That is unheard of for me.

I know I haven’t commented much on your blogs recently, and for that I apologise. I often think of you, I am just flat out with so much work at the moment, and not getting as much time to blog. I need to build and finish 6 websites before Christmas, and finalise my Break through the barriers of redundancy book. Thanks for your patience, loyalty and support. It is very much appreciated.

I hope you have a great week and I will write as soon as I am able to.