Bristol Zoo Bugs Life from the Cute to the Creepy – Valentine’s Day Video three

This video, Bristol Zoo Bug’s Life from the Cute to the Creepy, was taken on Valentine’s Day as part of my International Celebrate Being Single Day celebration, at Bristol Zoo’s Bug’s World. It is the third in the series and is a behind the scenes tour. Check out the cute Peacock Mantis Shrimp. It’s my favourite bug. It’s adorable.

I hope you are as captivated by the buggy beauty as me.

Sensational New Announcement:

Andy Harrington - Public Speaker's Academy - Passion Into Profit book

Andy Harrington – Public Speaker’s Academy – Passion Into Profit book

I am going to London for 2 nights Mon 30th – Wed 1st April, for a Stand and Deliver Speaker Training course with Andy Harrington, the World’s Expert Leading Speaker Coach. I have got his Passion into Profit book and it’s amazing. By reading Andy’s book, I now know why I wasn’t meant to publish my Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy book last year, because I need to write and tell my story at the front of the book.  So I still have to do this. Everything happens for a reason, it’s just whether we choose to see it or not. My intuition told me that last year I was not ready to publish it because I needed to build my websites first. I still have some more to build. Once my websites are finished, my book will be my priority, followed by more how-to books for my Quirky Books e-book store. I am so very excited and cannot wait to share all of the upcoming writing news with you, as it unfolds.

There will be about 100 people attending the Stand and Deliver Speaker training course, and it will be being filmed. While in London I am also meeting an online friend on Mon and Tues evening and we are going to Chessington World of Adventures theme park on Wed. He hasn’t been to a theme park before, only a themed aquarium, so it should be good. Yes, I have spoke to him on the phone and via Skype, safety is important.

Keep embracing your quirky and write soon

Sandra xx

Official Launch of Quirky Mentoring Business Mentoring Website

Accelerating You to Your Success Thanks to all of you who have written comments about the sad loss of my angel Daisy. It has meant so much. Thanks for all of the love, appreciation, care and support. For those of you who never read my poem when Daisy was sick, here is the link

Some awesome news: I have finally officially launched my Quirky Mentoring Business Mentoring website. Here is my short introductory post from my site. Take a look and tell me what you think?

Welcome to the Official Launch of Quirky Mentoring Business Mentoring website, in association with Quirky Academy. Mentoring for your personal and professional development. Specialising in business Mentoring and Quirky Mentoring Reports. Take a good look around this site and have a read of what Sandra Bellamy’s clients are saying about Quirky Mentoring and her service.

Testimonial for Quirky Mentoring By Business First Letter Group

When our business needed effective marketing and development strategies in order to build our brand, Sandra and Quirky Mentoring worked closely with us to provide a unique, quirky and successful solution which was personalised to our business. She created opportunities for us by suggesting our Business of the Month competition which has really increased the awareness of our hashtag #FLbiz and has helped grow our business with our hashtag now having over 5 million views per month. Sandra has also supported us every step of the way in increasing our Twitter followers from 2,000 to nearly 10,000 in just under 11 months with new and quirky ways with engaging with our audience.

Sandra has mentored and inspired promotional ideas for our Business of the Month Marketing competition also, which in turn offered opportunities to expand our business Group even further. This has since created a networking platform for us, where we have successfully launched a rapidly expanding e-commerce business which has tripled it’s turnover since 2013.

This has supported our business Group greatly as with Sandra’s help, we have now built the foundations in which we can fulfil other business opportunities. All of which we are very thankful for.

“A true and inspiring quirky service which you will never find elsewhere.”

First Letter Group

Aaron Palmer ‘First Letter Group’  Founder  Sidmouth, Devon, UK 

Damie John –

Hi, I’m Damie John. I want to give a testimonial for quirky mentoring by Sandra Bellamy.

In November of 2014, I was mentored by Sandra Bellamy and we were working on my video blog. I got from Sandra, eight insights for advancing my vlog. And Sandra helped me to see the big picture, and explained how I can use my opportunities to achieve my goals.

I can say unambiguously, Sandra is one of the biggest experts of coaching. And the Quirky methods really work. It gives you big different results.

If you have a goal, but not sure how to achieve it easily and more effectively – call to Sandra Bellamy.

Damie John  Life Coach and Vlogger  Russia 

Hi my names Lisa Cain.
In November 2014 I was Mentored by Sandra Bellamy, I needed some insight and positive strategies on starting my own business.
The advice and feedback i received from Sandra was fantastic as there was lots of strategies I hadn’t thought of .
I would highly recommend Quirky Mentoring as a positive way forwards for anyone .
Thank you Sandra x

Lisa Cain  Business Start-up  Exeter, Devon 

Keep embracing your quirky and write soon Sandra

Daisy Guinea pig – I lost my Angel

My furry baby Daisy Guinea pig died yesterday – I lost my angel to a respiratory infection.

Since being diagnosed on Friday 13th, she took a turn for the worst, and although she had been having problems with her breathing, yesterday morning, she was gasping for breath. I got her to the vets in the morning and she was admitted for the day, for treatment, and to go in an oxygen incubator. Chestnut, went with her for companionship.

When I went to collect Daisy to take her home, the receptionist/nurse, had previously said on the phone that she was still having breathing problems, but ‘stable’. We got there a bit earlier than our appointment time. The vet took her into the consultation room, began to talk, and took her out of the box that I had brought her in. Within seconds, she died. My mum was with me and said she had ‘gone’ before the vet did. She only took a couple of breaths and sort of went on her side and that was it. (She hung on for me I guess. Bless her.)

While she was at the vets, I prayed that whatever happens would be the best for her, either way. As much as I want/ed her alive. I did not like to see her gasping for breath. Barely any guinea pigs I know of, are able to survive a respiratory infection.

The vet was in shock as he said she was fine minutes ago, before he had moved her to the consultation room. He said that while there, she had 40ml of recovery formula and was even eating it from the plate. He said she had been playing in the food pot and he had food down his clothing to prove it.

Yesterday was a sad day for me and I am am still crying today. My angel Daisy has gone forever. It’s so sudden since Friday and so upsetting. I loved my sweet one to bits.

Yesterday was Mother’s Day, and the first time Daisy had been without her mum Snuggles, since she passed on the 24th of October, 2014. The vet bought me a plant for the loss of Snuggles and it had the most amount of flowers it’s ever had on it, since her death. They are in an upright position, looking to the heavens.


At first I thought they were upright meaning Daisy would get better, now I know they are upright because they are pointing to the heavens and to where she is now with her mum Snuggles, her brother Cinnamon and her Aunty Peaches. I love you all. Take care of each other in heaven. I miss you and love you all. I wish you were with me now. It’s hurts so very much. It cuts like a knife, I want your tender touch, now, but I can no longer have it. My precious baby furry kid family, gone forever. My love for you is eternal and it always will be, forever and beyond the galaxies, the moon and the stars. Thank you for loving me too, so very much, my precious babies.

I wish I could magic them back, but I can’t. This isn’t a book or a fairytale, or even a tragic story that needed telling. It’s reality and hurts.

As a tribute to Daisy (black and white ), I decided to upload the last video I ever recorded of her and Chestnut in the cage, before I was about to clean them out. It was taken on the 2nd of March, 2015. So; yes – the respiratory infection came on quickly. Having said that, I noticed a few days before that her breathing wasn’t the same and I thought she may have gotten an enlarged heart like her mum Snuggles. Snuggles breathed heavier than the average piggie and her Aunty Peaches made bad breathing noises for two years and the vet couldn’t find anything wrong with her. Peaches died of a respiratory infection and genetic lung condition and her mum had a spot on her lung, so there was always hereditary problems.

I hope you like the video. It’s hard to publish it, but at the same time I feel it needs to be and is a tribute to Daisy. I have an unpublished video of Snuggles on her birthday, when she was very sick before she died a few days later. At the moment I am keeping that a secret and not publishing it,  as she was so poorly and for now at least, it’s between me and her.

In case you missed the last two posts, here are some photos only taken days ago.





In the last photo you can tell she is looking sicker.

I hope you like the final video footage that I took of her and Chestnut on the 2nd of March. She is mischievous at the end of it with headbutts. Soooo naughty!

You only have one life, so live it, love it, be happy, and seek out those who can make you happy after you have made yourself happy. If you love someone, tell them. If they don’t love you back, move on. Do what you were born to do and keep doing it over and over again. Remember, I love you. You are super awesome in your own right and very special.

Daisy’s previous video

Snuggles video in case you missed it

To end on a lighter note, in case you missed it, here is Chestnut’s Inspirational New Year Message

Before I go, I am thrilled to share with you, that Paula Acton has nominated me for the Very Inspirational Blog Award, the video


Until next time

Write soon

Embrace Your Quirky and Each Others.


Survival of the Sickest – Daisy’s first night of Survival


Chestnut was eating this food, not Daisy. Feeling blessed that Daisy is alive this morning. It’s survival of the sickest time. (Stay positive my sweet one. I believe in YOU.)


Daisy made it through the first night of a diagnosed respiratory infection.


Daisy (black and white) is not eating barely anything – A tage of hay and 2 chunks of kitchen towel. She is mischievous, even when sick.


This is Daisy’s companion Chestnut, in their Den, whilst I cleaned them out.




Daisy is still seriously sick and finding it hard to breathe. Prayers are still very welcome. Thanks to every one of you who has left us messages and prayed for Daisy, and for me, that Daisy will be okay. It means such a lot.

Write soon

Princess Daisy is Severely Sick – Prayers Welcome!


This is Daisy currently on my lap. I can feel her heart pounding through the towel and bag that she is laid on, as she fights to breathe and for her life. She has a respiratory infection, the vet told me this morning. She is not eating because she is having to decide wether to breathe or to eat.

As I type this, tears are rolling down my cheeks, I love my Princess Daisy, who is severely sick. I don’t want her to d–.

As she fights to breathe, there is nothing I can do but be here for her and pray the anti-biotics work. I wish I had realised sooner. I did notice her breathing was heavier and thought she may be developing a heart problem. Her mum Snuggles had an enlarged heart and used to breathe heavier and her Aunty Peaches used to make bad breathing noises, even though the vet couldn’t find anything wrong with her. 4 weeks later, after the vet said that, she died of a respiratory infection and a genetic lung condition at the emergency vets.

I have to balance keeping Daisy warm, with having the window open a bit, all of the time, for her breathing. My nose felt like it had been in a freezer earlier, because it is so cold in my flat with the window open, but I feel she needs it open. I have never been one to function in the cold. My body tends to shut down and focuses on the cold and how can I get warm. I currently have a water bottle behind my back and one wrapped in my dressing gown, on my tummy, with Daisy on my lap, as shown in the photo.

All prayers for Daisy are welcome, the more positive energy we can send her through the universe, the better. I have told her she is a warrior and must fight it. It would amazing if NLP worked on guinea pigs, that is essentially reprogramming her mind, to overcome her current body problems. It’s not as easy as that in this case, I wished it was. I want her to defy the odds and beat this thing.

“To my Princess Daisy. I love you very much. I want you to fight this, to get better and live forever. Well, maybe that may not be possible, but certainly living a few more years is. You are only three. I will always love you my precious pig and all the money in the world, would not make me as happy as you make me feel inside. You’re so very special. You are from heaven on high and have come to bless me in this life. I want your blessings to continue to shower me with your presence. I want to continue to feel your warm body in my hand, to touch your precious fur and for you to understand, you mean the world to me, and I am happy for the whole world to see. You have such inner beauty, that shines outwardly. You are the love of my life, the one and only, with Snow and Chestnut too. There will always be a super special place in my heart, meant to always, be for you. I love you forever my darling Daisy and that love is everlasting. No matter what happens. I will always love you forever. Keep fighting. I totally believe in you. You can beat this. YOU, Daisy Bellamy are a warrior through and through. You have survived two major ops. Look what you can do. You can do anything, anything, you put your mind to. You are one intelligent, classy and courageous lady and you are mine. My Princess Daisy. I am not saying goodbye, I am saying, live, thrive, survive and flourish your way back to health and more happiness. You make the world a much better place, just by being yourself and loving me the way you do. I know you love mummy so much and I will always, always love you, my precious Princess Daisy. My love will always remain true. You are a blessing and a joy to know. So please don’t leave me, please don’t go. I would be lost without you. You are my angel, my guiding star, and you are the best thing that’s happened to me, with my other furry kids, by far. You mean the world to me, so fight it, fight it, my precious baby Princess Daisy. Remember, I Iove you with all of my heart and always will, forever and ever. Amen to that.”

I just read this out loud to Daisy as I wrote it.

Please pray for Daisy to survive, thrive, live and flourish.

Keep smiling and stay positive, everything happens for a reason, good or bad. Let’s pray, this ends up good.

Write soon


Love you Daisy

XXXXXXXX – 8 for luck!