My First Scuba Diving Experience


Last month in Malta, I went scuba diving for the first time. I had my reservations about it because I can get ‘situation claustrophobic’ and like to know I can leave if I want to. You might be thinking “Well, what can be more free than swimming around in the ocean looking at little fishies?” And you’d be right in a way – scuba diving is a freeing experience – but physically, scuba diving is up there with Houdini-style restraints, minus the skills to actually …

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Looking Back on 2016

Malaga City Beach

What a year it’s been! From an insane amount of celebrity deaths, Brexit and even Donald Trump becoming president of the United States, I think most people would agree that 2016 has been nothing short of crazy. However… 2016 has been a pretty good year for me. With the exception of the passing of my Nan in July – yes, many ‘normal’ people have passed away this year too, not just celebrities – I’ve had a life-changing, adventurous year, filled with travel and new experiences. …

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My First Volunteer Teaching Experience

Teaching the Alphabet

A couple of months ago when I was partway through my TEFL certification, I decided it would be a good idea to get some local teaching experience aswell, before moving abroad to teach. And luckily I came across the perfect opportunity; a volunteer teaching position through one of TimeBank’s mentoring programmes, Talking Together. TimeBank are a national volunteering charity, doing all sorts of great work throughout the UK. From mentoring programmes to youth projects, their work is invaluable to the community. Talking Together is a …

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