The moment of truth – Photos of when I spoke to HM the Queen


Hi everyone

I know it’s hard for me to believe that I met and spoke with HM the Queen at St James’s Palace on the 15th of July. Therefore it must be hard for some of you to believe it too. Here is proof from the official photographer, Theodore Wood Photography, http://www.onlinepictureproof.com/theodorewoodphotography that it did happen.

I was at St James’s Palace for the Community Service Volunteers (CSV) 50th Anniversary celebration.

To see the full range of CSV event photos, go to the website and click on “Events” – “Community Service Volunteers” – “View Album.” I am on page 7 of 10. These two photos are the best photos of me and HM the Queen. The music on the website is very beautiful too.

Sandra Bellamy talks to HM the Queen

Sandra Bellamy Spoke to HM the Queen

I hope you enjoyed these?

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Sandra

 

A Day In Paradise


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During my recent trip to London, to meet and speak with HM the Queen, on the last day I went to Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire.

I had to get a tube from where I was staying in Kings Cross, to Liverpool Street train station and then catch a train to Broxbourne. From there I was able to get on a Paradise Wildlife Park bus to go to the park.

I thought the park was beautiful with a variety of animals that looked happy and cared for.

Below are some photos I took using my phone.

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I hope you enjoyed looking at these photos as much as I loved taking them.

I took a lot more photos than are shown here and was pleasantly surprised when I asked some of the birds to pose for me and they did.

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Sandra

 

I Am Meeting HM The Queen Tomorrow


Hi everyone

I am currently away from home in London and very much looking forward to meeting HM the Queen tomorrow at St James’s Palace.

I thought you may like to know what I did today. Here are some photos to show you.

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When I got to London, I ate this fish dish, in Maxwells in Covent Garden. It was very yummy.

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After eating, I met a friend and we went to see Matilda the musical. I thought the children acted very well in it. The only downside was, we both felt it was hard to hear the lyrics. I felt this made it difficult to understand some of the story, as I haven’t watched the film or read the book. There were some good special effects and a great alphabet box jumping scene and a well co-ordinated swing scene.

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I went to the cinema on my own to watch “Now You See Me” at the Trocadero Centre. I bought the largest salted popcorn I could get.

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I finished the evening with a meal in my favourite Thai restaurant.

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Now I am in my hotel room and going to go to sleep soon.

When you go to sleep tonight, sleep well and remember, dreams can come true.

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Sandra

I Have Been Chosen To Meet HM The Queen


Hi everyone

I am very happy and excited to have been chosen to meet Her Majesty the Queen, at St James’s Palace, on Monday 15th of July.

For those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may already know this and a few of you I have mentioned it to in my comments. For the rest of my lovely blog followers, the last update I gave you, was that I had been invited to St James’s Palace in the presence of HM the Queen. I have since had a letter to say I have been chosen to meet HM the Queen.

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I have been sent a map of the inside of the Palace and have been told I am group 10, in the Queen Anne Room, to meet the Queen.

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There is a red dotted line to indicate which route HM the Queen will take.

There are instructions of what I should say and do when I meet HM the Queen.

I am going there, to celebrate CSV (Community Service Volunteers) 50th anniversary. I do voluntary work as a Health Buddy for CSV and got nominated by my Manager to go.

If someone had told me a few years ago, that in the future I would be meeting HM the Queen at St James’s Palace, I would have laughed and said they had a vivid imagination, or yes, in my dreams. But I did something very important in my life, I changed my attitude and my belief in myself.

When I was made redundant for the second time in my life, in 2009, this was the starting point of that change. I knew from then on, that I was born 100% to write and to help others who have been made redundant to get back into work. It was the start of my creative journey. However, needing money and taking on a succession of temporary jobs, that I wasn’t happy in, took it’s toll, and although I still had these goals in mind, I didn’t do much about them at that time.

By the end of 2009, I got a job as an Assistant Manager of a shop and a couple of months later I was promoted to Shop Manager. The drawback was, most weeks I would be working 60 hours a week instead of my contracted 40.

In October 2010, I got headhunted to work as a Sales Person for more money doing less hours and so I took it. After almost a year of working there, I decided to take a year out from work, to develop myself, my skills, my knowledge and expertise to grow as a person and to finally fulfil my destiny of writing and helping others to get back into work. During that time, I gained all of those and so much more.

Although I am working again in a retail sales job during the day, I have chosen to be in a job as a Sales Person not as a Manager, so my hours are stable and kept to a minimum. The pay is not great but I can focus on building two businesses around my two goals during the evenings and my time off. I now know what action to take to make progress with those two goals. I still have time to do courses and to develop myself as a person. I am continuing on the path to fulfil my dreams and you can do it too. I am living proof that dreams can come true. Never, ever, give up on your own dreams. Believe they are achievable and that anything is possible.

Be blessed with what you have,
fight for what you want,
believe in yourself,
helps others along the way,
take action,
change when you are able to
and never look back.

Keep looking forward because your future is in your hands.
Treat yourself kindly,
look after those who are important in your life,
allow yourself ups and downs,
you are only human.
Above all, love yourself, live life to the max and do what makes you happy over and over again.

Until next time, keep writing and keep smiling.

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Sandra