Celebrating 8th Year Bloggerversary For Quirky Books – Counting The 10 Moments That Count With Sandra Bellamy


Sandra and furry kid Chestnut

On the 8th of November, this year, 2018 – something amazing happened! I was sent a congratulations on my 8th year Bloggerversary for this Quirky Books blog.

In the time I started this blog, great things have happened to me:

  1. In 2012, I overcame depression using my Embrace Your Quirky Philosophy, which is all about being your true, authentic self, no matter what anyone else, says, thinks, or does.
  2. In 2012, I also was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, which took 6 months to come to terms with, and then I saw the blessings of it and how it truly changed my life, for the better, forever, it became my super power. Fibro is a chronic pain condition that affects the nerves and muscles of the body, you can’t usually die from it, but you can get other life threatening conditions because it can lower your immune system. Worse case is you can end up on crutches or in a wheelchair. Many people are tired with it and lack energy, I am different, because I do things differently, as you will read from my new fibro book that is coming out soon.
  3. I saved someone’s life in 2013.
  4. I won a local business award in 2013 for my www.beatredundancyblues.co.uk website idea.
  5. I completed a 14 week pattern changing course to ensure I don’t get into an abusive long-term relationship ever again.
  6. I met HM The Queen at St James’s Palace, and spoke to her.
  7. In 2014, I discovered I am hetero-asexual in sexual orientation, not hetero-sexual, so I am attracted to guys romantically, not sexually. I want to kiss them, not have sex with them – well the right guys, I am aesthetically attracted to younger, foreign guys, in their 20s! Asexual cougar! But not found the right asexual guy in the UK yet.
  8. In 2017, Quirky Books became my own publishing imprint and my Asexual Perspectives 47 Asexual Stories, Love, Life and Sex, ACElebration of Asexual Diversity book, was published under Quirky Books, and cannot only be got through Amazon, but can be ordered through books stores and is in 6 libraries around the UK, including the British Library. My book will go down as part of English heritage and help tons of people for generations to come.
  9. This year I got to be a speaker in London at the UK Asexuality Conference, on the 8th of July. It was amazing. I was part of a relationships panel discussion and also had my own 45 minute talk with Q & A, about how to arrange an asexual meetup.
  10. I organise asexual in person meets in my city in the UK, since January 2015, and these days people come from all over the UK to them. This weekend I have another one and will be spending time with 9 asexuals on the official meetup day on Sunday 18th Nov, for a Chinese meal at Tang Shian restaurant and a 10th person will join us later for the Christmas light switching on in my city. I am meeting up with 7 of the 10, the evening before, for another meetup, and one of my asexual friends is staying in my city on Friday so I am meeting up with him and going clubbing, and him and another are staying over Sunday, so I shall see them Monday too. I love having asexual friends, happy days.

All of these 10 moments in my life have counted so much to my happiness, but there is many more I have had and many more to come, so this list is not exhaustive. Remember to make every moment count in your life, because once that moment is gone, it’s gone forever. Which reminds me that my Disneyland Paris 21st Mindset Birthday last year, was also one of the very best things to happen to me in my life, ever! So that is bonus number 11.

On the 8th of November, I also saw my furry kid daughters, which was fantastic to see them. Above are the photos I took whilst with them and I am visiting them again tomorrow, because on the 8th, they were both diagnosed with suspected ovarian cysts (Chestnut has lost some weight because of this), and both are having operations this Thursday 15th of November to remove those, so please pray they will be okay. Their hearts are strong, but it is a delicate operation for little piggies. I am really thankful the head vet who is now doing their operations, as he is experienced and the best chance they have of being okay. He was off sick and their appointment would have been tomorrow but it has been moved to Thursday so he can do it! Happy days again.

Here is a live stream I did on the 8th of Nov, of Chestnut, on my Asexualise channel.

Until next time, stay quirky and write soon

Sandra xx

Out Of The Shadows! Inspirational/Motivational Poem By Sandra Bellamy


I am currently off sick from my day job, but creating stuff is very therapeutic for me, so this is why I created this “Out Of The Shadows, Inspirational/Motivational Poem” for you. I hope you enjoy it.  Let me know what you think? Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel if you haven’t done so already, and thanks for your continued support xx

As always, stay quirky xx

Sandra xx

Happy Quirkimas!


Musical Christmas toys in my bedroom at my parents
Tree lit up in my bedroom at my parent’s
Frozen Christmas card
Christmas Tree in my home

Have a very Happy Quirkimas with many more quirky days to follow xx Love and Hugsxx

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING VIDEO 6 OF 6


How to improve your writing, video 6 of 6. This is the last video in this mini training series on How To Improve Your Writing.

In case you missed any of these videos, below is the entire playlist. The videos are short and sweet and should help to improve your writing. Don’t forget to subscribe, give the videos a thumbs up if you like them and leave a comment to say what you think.

Always stay quirky and true to who you are.

Sandra

TOP FIVE TIPS FOR BREAKING THROUGH YOUR BARRIERS IN 2016


TOP FIVE TIPS FOR BREAKING THROUGH YOUR BARRIERS IN 2016

These are my Top Five Tips and many more for Breaking Through Your Barriers in 2016, and indeed any year of your life.

I have spent 3 years improving my own personal and professional development and now it’s time that I helped you though my videos, future e-Books, products and services. I have come a long way since I started this blog over 5 years ago. I still work a full-time retail specialist job, 5 days a week, but I also am a self published Author with my Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy To Get Back In to Work – An A-Z ‘How To’ Guide, a Mentor/Coach, Social Media Trainer and Quirky T Shirt designer, plus more. If you haven’t already subscribed to my www.youtube.com/quirkybooksTV channel, I strongly recommend that you do, because my mission in life it to enhance and empower your own personal and professional to development, so you can lead a happy and fulfilling existence, all the while embracing your quirky.

Thank you for following this blog, for sharing my posts on social media, for continuing to support me. I love you xx

Stay quirky.

Write soon.

Sandra xx

Quirky Books Has 500 WordPress Followers – Personal Message Of Thanks


Hi Everyone

Wow! I now have over 500 WordPress.com followers of this blog! This last year has been so amazing for me. I have gone from 100 Follows on 29th of March last year, to 500 on the 17th of December this year. I couldn’t have done this without you, so here is my personal message of thanks to you.

500 Followers
500 Followers Of This Quirky Books Blog
quirkybooks 100 Followers
Quirky Books 100 Followers, March 29th 2013

 

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/

~~IN HER OWN WORDS~~

“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:

http://notapunkrocker.wordpress.com

http://crazysunshine.me

https://babyjill7.wordpress.com

http://kattermonran.com

http://thewhyaboutthis.com

http://fictionalmachines.com

http://turquoisecompass.com

https://bookmust.wordpress.com

https://etinkerbell.wordpress.com

http://margekatherine.com

http://bluefishway.com

http://tellmeaboutit.co

http://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com

http://sherrimatthewsblog.com

https://hilalachmar.wordpress.com

http://mjwrightnz.wordpress.com

http://mikesfilmtalk.com

http://quickmeups.com

https://arlenshah.wordpress.com

http://kmihran.wordpress.com

https://bbanublog.wordpress.com

http://paulaacton.com

https://diedreblake.wordpress.com

https://blessedwithastarontheforehead.wordpress.com

https://hutchagoodlife.wordpress.com

https://damiejohn.wordpress.com

http://michaelhodges3.wordpress.com

http://inspireyourbusiness.wordpress.com

https://eyedancers.wordpress.com

https://cupcakepetrillo.wordpress.com

https://blogmethisblog.wordpress.com

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

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