Sizzling With Science


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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

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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.

Sandra

Quirky Books Blog 4 Year WordPress.com Bloggerversary


4 Years of Blogging with WordPress.com

4 Year Bloggerversary With WordPress.com

I am thrilled to have been blogging for 4 years on this Quirky Books (quirkybooks) Blog.

Thanks to each and every one of you for joining me on my journey into print, and following my quirky goings on. I couldn’t have done the last 4 years without you. I love blogging and would never be without it, or you bloggers, in my life. I will always be blogging.

I never would have thought 4 years ago, that I would now teach blogging for a living. Okay, so I still have a full-time day job too. Teaching Blogging an an Aid to Recovery, is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done in my entire life. I have been doing this on a self-employed basis, but will be going on the NHS Staff Bank from the 1st of December.

I am also teaching Blogging for Business, with my Blog for Business Fast Track Masterclasses, next year, at the Phoenix, in Exeter, I can’t wait.

http://www.embraceyourquirky.com will be coming soon. Along with an Embrace Your Quirky YouTube channel, stay tuned for that one.

I will still keep my http://www.youtube.com/user/quirkybooksTV channel too. If you have done so yet, check it out and subscribe.

As always, embrace your quirky and write soon

Sandra

Blog Training For Business Fast Track Masterclass – Spread the word!


https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blog-training-for-business-fast-track-masterclass-tickets-14144700179?ref=eweb

As you know, I teach Blogging as an aid to recovery for the Recovery Learning Community.
I am thrilled to announce my Blog Training for Business Fast Track Masterclass. It’s for anyone who hasn’t already got a WordPress.com blog for their business, and who would like to add one to their marketing mix. Anyone can create a WordPress blog in day and start growing their community right away.
If you know anyone who would benefit from this course, please spread the word. Places are limited to 5, so don’t delay, get them to book today. The event can be booked through Eventbrite by clicking on the link above, or direct with me on 01392 434202 or 07932 768970. As always, your support is most welcome.
My http://www.blogtrainerUK site is currently under construction, as there was a problem with the original theme and all of my media disappeared. I had to start redesigning it with a new theme.  I am on Twitter as http://www.twitter.com/blogtrainerUK and http://www.facebook.com/blogtrainerUK
As always, embrace your quirky and write soon
Sandra

Dona Nobis Pacem – Blog Blast 4 Peace


quirkybooks:

It doesn’t matter what background, race, religion, sexual orientation, culture or philosophy you have, it’s what’s in your heart that counts. So long as there is goodness, kindness, understanding, acceptance, and a willingness to not kill or harm others, that’s what counts. Let’s blog for peace, happiness, life, love and health. We are in one world, let us unite as one. #blogquirky

Originally posted on Hutch A Good Life:

Today is a special day. Not only is it almost remembrance day (11th November) here in the UK but also Blog Blast 4 Peace.

Whee are supporting both in similar ways really. Our hooman will be wearing two poppies this year. Red for remembrance and White for peace.

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Our Blog 4 Peace symbol is this:
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Let us all put our paws together and blog 4 peace. Life is too short to waste on wars and killing. Violence is not the way forwards. Our Mummy wrote this:

There’s no need for fighting,

There’s no need for pain,

There’s no need for killing,

Or wars that end the same.

There’s no need for violence,

Or for the helpless to be hurt,

Or for those who once suffered,

To now be in the dirt.

There is need for peace now,

It’s what we fighting for,

Because until we all find it,

There’s too much…

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Halloween Spooktacular


Sandra Bellamy Spooktacular

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Sandra Bellamy – Frightful!

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Sandra Bellamy – Spooky! Very spooky!

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Sandra Bellamy and friend Debbie at the Halloween party – Where’s my nose gone?

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Check out the Skull Wallpaper!

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Sandra Bellamy – Looking smiley – not so spooky!

After lots of piggie perils for the last 5 weeks, thankfully Snow is recovering nicely, and Daisy’s lumps are small and not anything to worry about at the moment.

That meant, when my friend invited me to a Halloween party, I jumped at the chance.

How did you celebrate, or not celebrate, Halloween?

Just to announce some fantastic news, I am teaching Blogging for Business Fast Track Masterclasses at the Phoenix Centre in Exeter, on Wednesday 14th of January 2015, and Wednesday 11th of February 2015. Although you are already blogging, you may know some friends who have their own business and want to have a blog up and running in a day, with help on how to grow their community. For more details see my new page: blog-training-for-business-fast-track-masterclass-phone-now-for-your-free-20-minute-consultation

Keep embracing your quirky and write soon.

Sandra

Who Else, is Young, Free and Asexy?


Hi everyone

It’s time to celebrate Asexual Awareness Week.

Asexual Awareness Week

Asexual Awareness Week – Image from Asexual Aces Community on Facebook

Being quirky and different, it will come as no surprise to you that I am asexual. A heteromaticgrey asexual cougar, to be precise. I only discovered this around March/April time this year and I have to say the Asexual communities are awesome. It’s great to be able to chat online with like-minded people, who have a similar sense of humour and share some of the same values and beliefs as me. Of course, being completely quirky, I am a grey asexual, meaning that I don’t quite fit any specific type and it’s almost impossible to find a suitable romantic match. So for now, I will continue to be, young, free and Asexy – Well, I will let you decide on the latter.

Asexual Awareness Week

Asexuality Awareness Week – Image from Asexual Groups page on Facebook

There are so many variables with the asexual spectrum and someone who says they are just asexual, means they don’t experience sexual attraction. A lot of asexuals won’t want or care for sex, or be bothered about it one way or the other. A lot won’t like much kissing, if any at all.

What does a heteromanticgrey asexual cougar mean for me? Well, being quirky should give it away.

I categorically don’t like sex. I experience romantic and sensual attraction, and usually to guys, and only guys, who younger than me. Often in their early to mid twenties. Mostly foreign guys actually. I get attracted to their face and can relate well to guys that age group, as most of my male friends are in their early to mid twenties. I love lots of kissing and affection, which is where the grey area comes into it. I also don’t want kids or marriage, which a lot of asexual people do.

Never be afraid to be who you are. I don’t fit into the social norms, I break conventions and it’s great. I love embracing my quirky. Otherwise, I would be living for others and not me. So be who you want to be and enjoy your life implicitly.

Who else is young, free and Asexy?

Who else thinks they may be asexual, but not sure?

If you think you may be asexual or want to know more about it here is a link to a helpful site: http://www.asexuality.org You can also search for asexual groups on Facebook.