Jacobs Ridge

Jacobs Ridge – Day Three (20.07.2019) 🇪🇸

I woke up at precisely 6:30am after an excellent nights' sleep, despite try significantly loud, yet joyful, Spanish music playing within close proximity and the horses' vocalisations adding to that. I got dressed quickly and headed to the house to freshen up before venturing on a morning dog walk. We walked the dogs at 7am,… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Three (20.07.2019) 🇪🇸

Jacobs Ridge

Jacobs Ridge – Day Two (19.07.2019) 🇪🇸

I awoke at approximately 6:20am to the distinctive ringing of my iPhone alarm. It was time for my first full day at Jacobs Ridge, and I was excited about what the day would bring. I enjoyed my first night of tent living, it was extremely cosy and spacious. I soon got dressed and headed to… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Two (19.07.2019) 🇪🇸

Jacobs Ridge

Jacobs Ridge – Arrival (18.07.2019) 🇪🇸

The day had finally approached. It was time for me to volunteer in Spain for a week, and emotions were running high. Especially for my Mum, who was very tearful given the challenge I was about to embrace.  My first solo flight was a success. I wore my Autism lanyard with pride as I sailed… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Arrival (18.07.2019) 🇪🇸

Autism

Autism spectrum – First solo travel experience & tips!

On the 18th July 2019, I travelled abroad alone for the first time to partake in more overseas work experience at an Animal Sanctuary in Murcia, Spain. And I plan to return home on Thursday 25th July. Being Autistic, this can be challenging - Dissimilar surroundings, new people, loudness. Nightmare. I used to be unable… Continue reading Autism spectrum – First solo travel experience & tips!

Woodlands Animal Sanctuary, Work experience/volunteering

08.07.2019 – Woodlands

With the sun blazing through my bedroom window and following the distinguished ringing of my alarm, it was time to wake up. The time was 6:00am. I got out of bed leisurely, in preparation for a long (yet enthralling) day ahead. Today was to commence the beginning of my work placement at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary.… Continue reading 08.07.2019 – Woodlands

Mental Health

Social media is NOT real life

Whilst scrolling through Instagram, and other means of social media, it's important to remember that social media isn't real life. As a society, we've become programmed into believing that the images we see upon our screens are a realistic perception of reality. When in hindsight, this isn't merely the case. I'm an advocate for mental… Continue reading Social media is NOT real life

Helplines

Helplines

Here you can find a series of Mental Health helplines. The helplines provide support for those in need, and can be reached via phone (text/call) or email. The services provided are UK based. Others may be found online. BEAT:0808 801 0677 0808 801 0711 (Youthline) 0808 801 0811 (Studentline) Website: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk MIND:0300 123 3393 86463… Continue reading Helplines

Woodlands Animal Sanctuary, Work experience/volunteering

Woodlands Animal Sanctuary (08.07.2019)

Monday 8th July will commence the start of my 4 day placement at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary, Ormskirk. Where I plan to be involved in all aspects of animal care and husbandry. Woodlands is an incredible sanctuary home to a vast collection of animal species. Including: Goats, donkeys, horses, hedgehogs and birds. They are a non-profit… Continue reading Woodlands Animal Sanctuary (08.07.2019)