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 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) 🇪🇸

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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) 🇪🇸

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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

Jacobs Ridge, Work experience/volunteering

Jacobs Ridge Animal Sanctuary (18.07.2019)

I'm going to Spain! In just over 2 weeks time, on the 18th July, I will be flying to Murcia (JMU) Airport. And I will be staying in Murcia for the duration of 1 week.  I'm embarking on my first solo venture, and I'm excited. I've never flown alone, and being Autistic this can be… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge Animal Sanctuary (18.07.2019)

Animals, Work experience/volunteering

Volunteering – Idlewild Animal Sanctuary

Where: Idlewild Animal Sanctuary, Conwy Valley. North Wales. When? September 2017 - Present. I began volunteering at Idlewild Animal Sanctuary in September, 2017. I opted to partake in voluntary work alongside my university studies. I sent a message querying about volunteering, and was soon invited in for an induction. Roles: The sanctuary remains close to… Continue reading Volunteering – Idlewild Animal Sanctuary