I decided to simply write a more chatty post today and just update you on what I've been up to lately, as well as adding in a few of the things I've loved recently.
Despite this loosely being a 'lifestyle' blog, I feel like I really only give tiny little snippets of what my actual life is like. So I'll try and fill you in a little bit. The past three weeks I've been on placement in a hospital joining the anaesthetists. If you're not so keen on needles, don't worry- I won't be going into all the details of exactly what I've been doing! I'll just say that it's been a really interesting placement, given me loads of confidence in some of the skills I need to learn and I met lots of lovely people- staff and patients.
My days have been pretty busy, anaesthetics is an early start so the days have been long and after three weeks I definitely needed this weekend at home! I meant to try and write a 'day in the life' post, but kept forgetting so perhaps that can be saved for the future. A typical day on this placement though involved getting in to the hospital at 7.45am, changing into the ever-so-flattering blue scrubs and hat, finding the doctor I was with that day and joining them in the operating theatre, assisting with the tasks that anaesthetics involves, before being quizzed on what I knew about the various drugs and equipment being used. By the evening I've been pretty ready to just relax, catch up on TV and make some dinner.
When I'm on placement away from Bristol, I generally do Monday to Friday at the hospital, and then return to my flat in Bristol on the weekends to see housemates and just enjoy being in my own place, rather than hospital accommodation (which is a bit like uni halls, but without the parties).
This weekend though I've been home in London for mum's birthday. Much like any other weekend at home, this has mostly involved lots of time with Saffy the dog, enjoying not having to cook for myself and a bit of shopping.
To finish off, I've included a few things I've been loving recently:
1. Being able to watch Strictly Come Dancing on an actual television screen. We finally got the TV set up in our flat a couple of weeks ago and it's so much better on a big screen rather than a laptop!
2. Receiving a free pen as I hurried into hospital on Monday morning. Hospitals are like a black hole for black pens usually- they just disappear!
3. Live jazz music on a Sunday night. There's a jazz bar up the road from my flat and sometimes on a Sunday evening we get treated to their music- perfect for winding down before bed.
4. Seeing progress in personal statements I've helped with. Every year I end up looking at a few UCAS personal statements for people I know, or my parents know, and I find it so satisfying to see them after only one or two drafts looking so much better.
5. New long boots. I've seen loads of people wearing really lovely long boots this autumn and mine have been looking a bit scruffy, so finding a great pair in Office this weekend was a nice treat!
What have you been up to recently? Have you shared a post about what you've done, or what you've loved? I'm always looking for new blogs to read- so leave me a comment!