Sunday, 15 February 2015

Little Things I've Loved This Week #3

Another busy week has passed, although this week felt a lot quicker than last. (Ooh, that kind of rhymes!) I've been spending time on the hospital wards again, as well as a few tutorials and some dermatology clinics. In the evenings I've been watching TV - Secret Life of Four Year Olds is my new favourite programme - and relaxing by reading my kindle or working through my Bloglovin feed. I've also had a lovely weekend of catching up with friends and watching the rugby (although the amount of work I get done on weekends definitely drops during 6 Nations season!!). Here are some of the other things I've loved this week:

Getting a much needed haircut. With travelling backwards and forwards between Bristol, placements and home in London, I've not really been in one place long enough, and with enough spare time, to get my hair done. It was long overdue, but I'm really happy with my much healthier and thicker  looking hair. Plus the salon I went to include a quick head, neck and shoulder massage before your haircut, and a hand massage during. It was the perfect way to relax and enjoy some pampering this weekend!

Compassionate ward rounds with a truly lovely consultant. I'm currently on a Care of the Elderly placement which is turning out to be a lot more enjoyable than I expected. I've also seen some really inspiring doctoring while doing ward rounds with a doctor who stops to help the patients eat and drink as she goes to see them. Hospital staff can sometimes get bad press for being 'too busy' to really look after patients properly and keep them comfortable, so it's been lovely to see an example of someone spending an extra minute or two doing this.

This adorable dalmation puppy video
(Click here)
I love cute animals videos and have probably lost days of my life to endless clicking on links in youtube, but this little one is especially sweet! I can't wait for the day when I can finally get a puppy of my own... sadly that's probably a long way off.

The response to my 'Typical Student Things I Haven't Done' post which can be found here. It's always nice when something you've put a lot of effort into gets a good reaction and it's made me really happy to have so many people commenting saying they're pretty similar to me! Not only that, but I even had texts and messages on twitter with people telling me how they compared. When I started blogging, I didn't realise how much opportunity there was to interact with readers, but now I look forward to reading comments on my posts and seeing what everyone thought.

Marks and Spencers lunches have been keeping me going on long days of placement! When mum visited last weekend, she treated me to a few bits and pieces such as salads and houmous which I've been using to make lunches to look forward to all week.

Emails from my old French teacher asking if she can use me in a display about former students and how we still use languages in our lives. It's lovely to be remembered, especially as I went to such a big school and left four years ago!

What have you been up to this week?


  1. It's nice that you've been with such caring doctors, I was just thinking the other day about how jaded I was feeling about hospital because the patients feel like items on a checklist rather than people. It's always good to have a lunch planned to look forward to to get through the morning (and then dinner to get through the afternoon, haha).

  2. It's really nice to read about that caring Doctor, it definitely makes a change hear. Sometimes it really is about the small things when you care for someone.
    Also, you are so similar to me when my Mum visits (which is never to be honest haha!). I always make her buy me nice food as I'm so used to living off aldi's finest! Gotta love being a student, eh? ;) xx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

  3. I love the idea of this post! :)

  4. The Secret Life of Four Year Olds sounds exactly the kind of thing me and my mum would watch haha! There goes my afternoon! Glad that you're enjoying your ward rounds, I couldn't imagine being a medical student, it just sounds like you have so much work so it's nice that it's rewarding :)

    Imogen // imogenscribbles


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