Category Archives: Adventures

Employment isn’t always plain sailing

Back in 2010, I remember sitting in the desert in India, watching the sunset, drinking chai, writing in my journal and watching the Indians thrash us at volley ball yet again. I’d graduated from university the summer before, and life … Continue reading

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Volunteering abroad: “anything is possible in India”

At 21 I travelled to India to volunteer for three months, something that to this day I’m still incredibly proud of but also an experience I know I should write more about. I’m often asked for advice about travelling abroad, … Continue reading

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Driving… “You can accelerate now- ahh not that much!”

Driving has been on my mind, pretty much since I was 17 when it became legal to learn. I remember in sixth Form people would show off their new cars and race each other down to McDonald’s at lunch time. … Continue reading

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Time, empathy and understanding

I wasn’t going to blog about this just yet, as I have about three other blog posts on the go and thought it would be best to bring them to some kind of conclusion, before I embark on another one- … Continue reading

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‘Boating is good for sad people’

‘It’s good for sad people’ I hear when I (sometimes) reluctantly agree to spend a week on a wooden tarboat named Spey. ‘I don’t think I can go, I’m not very useful’ I often argue, unsuccessfully. My friends have always … Continue reading

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Traveling and adventures

I have always found traveling and navigating myself around on public transport very difficult and stressful, I first mastered the art of catching a bus confidently into town on my own when I was 17 and shortly after that I took … Continue reading

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Finally meeting people who understand

A while ago I researched an organisation called The Dyspraxia Foundation, they are a great resource, offering advice, training and opportunities to meet other people with the same condition. They also carry out valuable research and provide support to thousands … Continue reading

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