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Supporting a friend on the Autistic Spectrum – Advice from an Aspie!

I Throughout life, I've found it difficult to maintain a constant friendship group. I encountered the transition between different learning establishments (Primary-Secondary School, College to University) and have faced my *unfortunate* share of bullying along the way. I wasn't able to confide in my friends about who I really was. Ie: That I was Autistic,… Continue reading Supporting a friend on the Autistic Spectrum – Advice from an Aspie!

Autism

Life on the spectrum – From a personal perspective

I'm proud to be on the spectrum. What is Autism? Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates and relates to other people. And how they experience the world around them. - National Autistic Society (NAS). Admittedly, life as an aspie isn't always the easiest and at times I become frustrated… Continue reading Life on the spectrum – From a personal perspective

About me

About me

Welcome to my blog - Pawprintlaur. If you've stumbled across this page, you may well be wondering who I am (past being an avid tea drinker) and what my story is. Four years ago I gained a triple distinction star (D*D*D*) qualification in my Level 3 Extended BTEC Diploma in Animal Care and Management. I… Continue reading About me

Mental Health

Diet culture and an insight into the Diet Industry

Diet culture is EVERYWHERE. It captivates our screens and brainwashes our minds, often without us realising just how much we've become affected by it. Weight Watchers have recently created a food tracking app (Kurbo) for Children aged between 8-17. This appalls me, greatly. It breaks my heart to imagine a Child tracking an ice-cream they… Continue reading Diet culture and an insight into the Diet Industry

Mental Health

Managing an Eating Disorder at Uni – Experiences And Tips from an Undergraduate

I became a Uni Student whilst under the grips of an Eating Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa. I am still in recovery from this, every day is a challenge. But I’m determined to make positive changes towards reaching my goals towards health and happiness.  I enlisted my Anorexia on my University application, alongside my Autism. I remained… Continue reading Managing an Eating Disorder at Uni – Experiences And Tips from an Undergraduate

Jacobs Ridge

Jacobs Ridge – Final Day (28.07.2019) 🇪🇸

My time at Jacobs Ridge had quickly approached its end. I had the most incredible time spent with some of the most inspirational and kind people, and beautiful animals. Before leaving for the airport, I went on my final morning dog walk, changed the animals' waters and spent quality time with them. Barney (one of… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Final Day (28.07.2019) 🇪🇸

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Jacobs Ridge – Day Seven (27.07.2019) 🇪🇸

It was my final full day at the ridge. I was excited to fulfil another day in what set out to be a vegan paradise before venturing back to The UK. 7:30am commenced our usual morning dog walk. Julian, Rachael and I took the dogs and ventured nearby the peach trees before heading back to… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Seven (27.07.2019) 🇪🇸

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Jacobs Ridge – Day Six (23.07.2019) 🇪🇸

We begun the day at a slightly later time of 7:30am, to which the (always exciting) morning dog walk commenced. Upon return, after another enjoyable dog walk with the canine companions, I prepared the animals' feeds according to the feeding rota in the shed and headed down to the field to issue the morning feed… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Six (23.07.2019) 🇪🇸

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Jacobs Ridge – Day Five (22.07.2019) 🇪🇸

We headed for the morning dog walk at 7am. One of my favourite parts of the day, I loved being surrounded with multiple fur babies. The surroundings were stunning, as always, and I felt truly comforted due to the lack of noise and the absence of people. The sunrise was coming up and the views… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Five (22.07.2019) 🇪🇸

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Jacobs Ridge – Day Four (21.07.2019) 🇪🇸

I woke up at the usual time of 6:20am, eager to start yet another fulfilling day. I got dressed and came out of my tent, welcomed to a stunning pink sunrise in the near distance. I then headed to the house to apply suncream and to brush my teeth. Amy and I headed on the… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Four (21.07.2019) 🇪🇸