The past seven days have been a pretty full-on week, with it being the first full week on my new placement (older age medicine and dermatology), my 22nd birthday, the start of the Six Nations, and a visit from my mum. It's these really busy weeks though when it's especially nice to look back over the days and pick out the best bits...
Reading on the bus to and from hospital. I spent nearly all of this week having to commute to a hospital a bit further from my accommodation, and although the early starts aren't much fun, I've actually really appreciated the half-hour journeys when there's nothing to stop me from opening up my Kindle and losing myself in a story. I've finished one book this week (The State We're In, Adele Parks), and I've made a good dent in Unravelled by Anna Scanlon.
Bubble baths in the en-suite bathroom in my new accommodation. Not only do I have a giant bedroom on this new placement, but I've been making the most of having a bath all to myself! Coming home after a long day in the hospital, running a hot bath and sticking Call The Midwife on my iPad has been the perfect way to wind down.
Having mum come to visit me in Bristol was lovely. She came for the afternoon yesterday, and we went out for lunch, a spot of shopping and finally coffee and cake - I opted for a delicious sticky toffee cake that was just the right level of sweetness.
The start of the Six Nations is always a good time of year! We had the England match on before going out on Friday night, and then I managed to watch most of the France vs Scotland game yesterday evening. The 'who supports who' always gets a little bit confusing with having friends with connections to all the competing nations, but it's all good fun.
Gluten and dairy free brownies from Delicious Alchemy. I wanted to take some sort of 'birthday cake' with me to my placement this week, and I needed it to be suitable for everyone to eat, so finding this packet mix was ideal. All I needed to add was a couple of eggs and a little bit of dairy free spread. The resulting brownies were chocolaty, fudgy and squidgy - exactly how brownies should be!
A new Bombay Duck tea set from my sister as a birthday present. I'm a big fan of Bombay Duck and I love their range of china featuring zebras and polka dot prints. We already have matching mugs, so I was delighted when I opened a (beautifully wrapped!) box and found these tea cups and saucers inside. All I need now is a teapot!
There are actually so many more things I could write in this post - it's been a week full of loveliness and little moments to enjoy. What have you been up to this week?