October Rewind

Sooooo October's nearly over. Yeah that happened. How?? When?? Tomorrow will be Christmas, next week New Year and after that, Easter. What the hell. It's been a short while since my last post and October has been such a busy month I thought it would be a nice idea to round all the simple stuff [...]

Thoughts ~ slowing down

Make days off count. Pamper yourself. Learn to do nothing. Then learn to do nothing without feeling guilt. They learn to schedule time for doing nothing. Listen to your body; it knows you best. There are times to override the urge to snooze, and there are times to skip the gym + sleep more. Learn [...]

Thoughts ~ friends going to uni

I’m very secure in my decision to take a gap year, and have been for about a year and a half. Even if I wasn’t, I know my friends and parents would be on hand to gently remind me how badly I needed a break back during the thick of it from Christmas until exams. [...]

#HowDareYou

As I so succinctly put it on Twitter: Spent a crazy amount of time messing around with #instagram formatting but for a good reason: I wanted to post about @GretaThunberg's incredible speech at the UN, got carried away, wrote two posts. twitter.com/OnTheFlyblog1 I hadn't intended to write so much, but I just let myself say [...]

Learning languages – a joint post with Noakes-isms

I recently got chatting with Ryan from the blog Noakes-isms, and he had the wonderful idea to turn our conversation into a blog post. Crazy that just a simple chat could become a fairly interesting read! me Good to hear! I do love the culture in Spain and it does make it easier that I [...]

Nerja (+ Malaga) week 3

Tuesday: Crikey. I spent today warding off period cramps, which is not something I usually have trouble with. After battling exhaustion for the last few days, I finally succumbed and barely left the house all day, apart from to fetch pads, crisps and a chocolate bar. Have you ever seen a more stereotypical bunch of [...]

Low-waste travel essentials

1. Reusable cutlery, container and bags No journey is complete without a cheeky food stop on the go...but polystyrene and plastic takeout containers and single-use, splintering cutlery is no good for anyone, especially the environment! You can’t always guarantee that a company will happily put their food in your own container, but it’s no extra [...]

Week 2 in Nerja

Tuesday: Two things. 1) I’m an absolute sucker for new clothes and 2) my wardrobe might survive a summer in England but it is NO match for Spain, meaning I need more tops. Thankfully, #secondhandseptember was saved by the wonderful Nerja market and it’s jumble stalls, selling all kinds of clothing for <5€. We pored [...]

7 tips for new A level students

This time two years ago I had a mixture of excitement and nerves to start a new school and my new A level subjects. Those two years were crazy, filled with ups and downs and lots of learning. If you’re like I was at the beginning of this journey, nothing I say can really affect [...]

Nerja week 1

I’m super lucky to be visiting the Spanish town of Nerja, near Malaga, for 3 weeks, and I’m going to write a blog post for each week! We flew out at 5pm on Tuesday, a little later than anticipated, so my first test was ringing the transfer company to make sure that the taxi would [...]

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