Saturday, 18 April 2015

Let's Catch Up



Wow, this week has been something of a whirlwind. I know I say every week is busy, but this has been especially busy! 

The reason is, I've started back for the last term of the year - straight into eight weeks of placement which will be followed by end of year exams so there's a lot of work to be done. When I've not been in the hospital desperately trying to build myself some sort of timetable of clinics, theatres and shadowing sessions, I've been at home trying to stay on top of what I should be learning... life of a fourth year medic!

Although I've been super busy with working and placement, I don't feel like I've had more than about five minutes this week to do anything blog-related. But now I'm writing on a sunny Saturday afternoon here are some of the things I've done this week aside from agonising over timetables (it really has been bad enough to mention twice).

I came back to Bristol on Sunday evening and made sure to have a properly relaxing last night before restarting placement. Fresh bedding, towels and pyjamas, candles and Suits on Netflix were all components in a final rest before the start of the summer term.



My siblings and I managed to get through a pretty impressive amount of sweets over the Easter holiday, and while I have absolutely no regrets about that, I was certainly ready to eat some slightly healthier things again. Fewer Sour Patch Kids, more fruit and nuts... I've also been trying out a couple of different teas, camomile for switching off at night and a delicious strawberry and raspberry flavour that I might try chilling.




Wednesday night was a much needed night off -someone had spotted that prosecco was on offer in our local Co-op so my housemates and I spent the evening with a glass of wine each in front of the TV. It's easy to get completely wrapped up in work at this time of year, so I really appreciated the break.

Last night I decided to bake, having not done so in absolutely ages. I've had the recipe for a chocolate fudge cake bookmarked in my Great British Bake Off recipe book for months and thought this was a great opportunity to try it out. However, starting baking at 8pm at night was a terrible idea- by 10pm all I wanted to do was go to bed so I didn't wait for the cake to cool before taking it out of the tins. Which is how I ended up with this rather disappointing mess, the result of literally just sticking it all together as best as possible... (it does still taste great though).



Next week hopefully I'll be back to having a bit more time... and if not, at least my time is going to be spent with the midwives and doctors on the delivery suite which is pretty exciting!

What have you been up to this week?
Jennifer
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  1. You may have had no time but I can guarantee you that your hard efforts will pay off :) Hopefully you can still find a little time to enjoy the sunshine though :) Also, strawberries and nuts = heaven! xxx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge


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    1. I seriously hope so! Oh I'm determined to get out in the sunshine too when possible! And yes - yum!! xxx

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  2. Aww, so happy to hear you came back to Bristol! You look like you had such a productive week, and yeah! That cake looks amazing <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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    1. I'm happy to be back in Bristol, I love the city :) Haha, well it certainly tasted amazing! x

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  3. Wow, it sounds like you've been soooo busy! You deserve a rest and what better way than with some prosecco! :) I had a lot of chilled teas last year and they are super yummy, I would definitely recommend that you try it! They're even tastier when you add some chopped fruit and lemon to the mix! Ps. although that cake isn't 'instagram-perfect' it still looks incredible!
    Nicole xx / Life in Ginger

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    1. The chilled teas were delicious indeed, I love the idea of adding chopped fruit though - thanks! Haha, well it means no one feels guilty digging straight into the cake! xx

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  4. Ah yes sounds like you've had a very busy week!! Nice that you still got a bit of chance to relax though. I really like fruity tea, I'm also trying to stop with the chocolate and have some more healthy snacks! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. I hope you're finding it easy enough to swap the chocolate for healthy snacks! I still have days where nothing will do but chocolate, but then I don't think that will ever change! xx

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  5. I did two weeks of midwifery lectures in my job and it was pretty eye opening! That cake.looks yummy despite the mess haha! Hope your placement goes well! X

    Amy at Amynmore.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ahh that's so cool! I'm really looking forward to it! Thanks :) x

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  6. i'd still eat the cake haha! good luck with everything :)

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Oh I definitely did - there's not much left! Thanks :)

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  7. It's great that you're still taking time out for yourself during this busy period - I find as a medical student that I need to allow myself to take days off. And that cake still looks delicious!

    I know you've seen it but I just thought I'd say that I've nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! You can see your nomination here: http://pull-yourself-together.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/sisterhood-of-world-bloggers-award.html :)

    Hannah xx

    http://www.pull-yourself-together.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes, definitely - so I've made sure to have plenty of time for myself this weekend too :) Thank you, the post will be up very soon! xx

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  8. Good luck with exams and the new term!! Good to see you're still getting some fun in :)

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  9. That fruit bowl looks amazing!

    www.littleblackshell.com

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  10. I think the cake looks excellent but then, I love cake!

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  11. Good luck with your exams sweetie - and remember to relax at times too! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

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  12. Love this post! Your fruit bowl looks delicious, as does the chocolate cake! A good amount of chocolate frosting right there! Good luck with the exams lovely :)

    Hazel xx

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  13. I genuinely think that cake still looks brilliant Jennifer! It looks delicious. I've done that so many times, starting baking really late and ended up giving up not being able to finish it and eat it until the next day. Late night baking is best left to cookies, mug cakes or anything else you can eat as soon as its cooked I think! I hope you're enjoying your placement :) x

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