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)

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, Keeper for a day, Work experience/volunteering

Zookeeper for a Day (2019).

Mum and I arrived promptly at Blackpool Zoo at 9am, following a smooth 45-minute drive, in preparation to be a Zookeeper for a Day. Much to my delight, we were the first on the car park (aside from the keepers!) and we excitedly cooed over baby rabbits hopping around the vacant area.  I had previously… Continue reading Zookeeper for a Day (2019).

Mental Health

Anorexia recovery – Eating, comparison and being brave

For the past few years, I've fallen very much, unwillingly, into comparative habits. This can be detrimental in Anorexia Recovery. If my friends aren't eating, why should I? I MUST be greedy. Why am I eating if the people around me aren't? So...much...guilt. It's a constant turmoil. I very recently stumbled across a highly informative… Continue reading Anorexia recovery – Eating, comparison and being brave

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

University

University – life lessons, goats and second year!

A year ago, I set off on a new and exhilarating adventure. University life. My first year as a University Student... Exciting! I'm now just a week away from beginning my second university year. Following my studies in Zoology with Animal Behaviour as I aim to become a voice for those in need of one.… Continue reading University – life lessons, goats and second year!

Little Owl Farm

A splendid Summer at Little Owl Farm

Well, Summer at Little Owl Farm has officially drawn to a close. My second Summer spent at the farm and I am extremely delighted about that! It's been an incredible, fun packed few months spent volunteering with my upmost enthusiasm and the best of people who continuously bring me joy and happiness. It's been thrilling… Continue reading A splendid Summer at Little Owl Farm

Autism

Autism and me – an acceptance journey

That's the thing. I never anticipated being a 19-year-old sitting face to face with my Therapist discussing the possibilities of an Autism diagnosis. It seems, my wonderful Therapist had picked up on possible Autistic traits in me during our sessions together (for my Anorexia Nervosa) which had mutually been a struggle for a while. My… Continue reading Autism and me – an acceptance journey

Animals

Veganism and recovery – cruelty free healing

In April 2016, I made the incredible decision of transitioning to Veganism. Something other than an Instagram fad, but a lifestyle always rising in popularity, involving love, peace and contentment. And, of course, joy for all beings. Standing out from my family, I had never been a keen meat eater. I would never opt for… Continue reading Veganism and recovery – cruelty free healing