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?