On Thursday this week I went to the Devon County Show on the outskirts of Exeter; which is the city where I live in Devon, in the UK.
I would say it is predominantly crafts and countryside driven. Which means there are lots of crafters around. These poppies in the picture are all hand knitted but look so real. My dad is a retired blacksmith who does regular blacksmithing courses at the same place where the Devon County Show is held. He also enters the show’s blacksmithing competitions and this year he won a prize for his poker being chosen by Sophie – the Countess Of Wessex! Who is married to Prince Edward. He also got a second and third prize for other categories.
What I love about the Devon County Show, is that it shows off so much creative talent and skills, from art, to hand made soap and fudge; to the latest in technology; to outdoor clothing, spa pools and both indoor and outdoor furniture. It really is a mixture. The show is on for 3 consequetive days and it ends today.
I loved watching the screen of the guy with the headset on. He was in outer space in a 360 immersive experience, and he had to climb a ladder on the outside of the aircraft. A guy who was 80+ years old had a go on it after this guy, and did not want to stop!!
So often crafts and technology are thought of as polar opposites; one bring artsy, the other more scientific. But both this and the other crafts, all require a great deal of creative thinking and action taking to produce the outcome. Someone still needs to create the virtual reality world. As a writer, I know what an enjoyable but sometimes painstaking experience the action taking can be. The experience of writing non-fiction, is not the painful part, but the editing, typsetting and everything else, can be tough. I am on the 3rd Typsetter for my Asexual Perspectives print version of my book!! I won’t be paying someone to format for me in ‘Latex’ in the future. #lessonlearnt
Self-dating is a must for all single people, and here are 10 Reasons Why It’s Important To Self-Date!
It reconnects you with your soul!
You can get to know yourself even better.
It builds strength of character.
It boosts your confidence.
It improves your self-esteem.
It’s an act of self-love and compassion.
You can do what you want and see what you want and go where you want, without anyone saying anything negative, so you can fully enjoy the moment.
You can eat as much as you want without feeling bad or guilty. And you can buy yourself gifts to make you happy.
It emphasizes that you don’t need anyone else and empowers you to be more happy as a single person.
You know yourself better than anyone and you can create a feeling of joy, happiness and magic, all by yourself. That is super-empowering!
As you can see from these photos, I absolutely loved my self- date for International Celebrate Being Single Day and would totally recommend self-dating at each and every available opportunity! I went to Bristol Zoo, ate 3 meals out (was a bit full, full, full!!) and saw ‘Sing’ and the ‘Batman Lego Movie’ – which was awesome, both films are great!
It was baby Angel’s First Christmas last year and I got her a card and my furry kid daughter Chestnut too. Happy New Year from them and me again!
Have a furry good time! Happy wheekmas! Ha! I couldn’t help myself. Had too much Appletiser and feeling merry and loved up on my Quirky life as usual. You can never get enough quirky!
Lots of happiness is wished for you throughout this coming year, so don’t forget to spread the love, the joy and the cheer. Remember to be yourself in all that you do, and never stop believing that you are beautiful.
“Be The Miracle You Are Waiting For” Quote By Sandra Bellamy Aka Quirky Books!
Love you so much.
What’s in store for 2017?
I will be publishing my Asexual Perspectives book very soon. It’s written but editing is still being done.
I have a new http://www.facebook/acexualisedating page to go with my Asexual Dating Facebook group for Asexuals who want to date other asexuals and are looking for a serious relationship forever without sex. I only launched this yesterday but plan to expand on this in the future.
QuirkyAcademy.com will be turned into an online training centre for Entrepreneurs; Start-ups and Creatives with a focus on body, mind and soul. Taking a holitic view of Entrepreneurship and Embracing Your Quirky!
Wishing you much success, joy and happiness for 2017. Always stay quirky xx and keep being you xx
Baby Angel is growing and starting to get a little tamer, but she has the most loudest and well used squeak you have ever heard! She eats more than Chestnut who is two and a half years and happy to have a companion.
So you have now met my Angel when she was 7 weeks old on 5th of August. She was part of a small little but her mother and father seemed normal size and her brother was a bit bigger – I saw them all! She is used to being outdoors so not used to living in and been trying to escape her waiting-to-be-cleaned-out box!
Yesterday, Angel and Chestnut were examined by the vet – teeth, tummy, heart and weight, are all good, and no sign of any mites after Chestnut finishing her treatment, so both of them can now live togther. – And I can breathe a sigh of relief that finally I have two healthy piggies right now! And I only have one cage to clean out again! Yipee!
Once my own health has improved more, then I will be flying. I have neck pain and numbness in my hands today along with ear pain and feeling a bit outof it/dizzy, but it may be from lifting the top half of the cage and twisting it around to fix the platform with one of it’s stoppers that had come out. Although the hand numbness I have had on and off over the last couple of months, with some dizziness and lack of energy – not like me!
I have some exciting news! Tomorrow I am going to be featured on a USA Expert Business podcast called New Inceptions. It is a full-length interview that will be on ITunes and not to be missed! Watch this space tomorrow!
Stay Quirky and Write soon
Fogot to mention that Angel does like the Celine Dion song – You are my Angel!