Sunday, 13 March 2016

Little Things I've Loved This Week #25



It's been a funny week this one. Unfortunately the junior doctors have had to strike again. I support them 100% and I'm really glad they're continuing to fight for something that will also affect me come August. But nobody wants to strike and everyone would be much happier if a safe, fair contract could be agreed on! The strikes meant that I had a two-day week, so my greatly extended weekend has felt a bit more like a mini-holiday! I've used the time to rank jobs for next year (it's a complicated process applying for a job as a new junior doctor), sort out my current portfolio and also just to relax a little! Here are some of the little things I've loved this week:

Completing the Bath Half Marathon today. Ok, I don't think this is a really a little thing at all, but I certainly loved it! I plan to write a post about it soon, but let's just say I had a brilliant time and I am so pleased to have done it.

Saturday night dinner at Al Bacio, a fabulous Italian restaurant in Bristol that definitely deserves all it's excellent reviews. A couple of friends and I have a list of places we want to eat in Bristol that is growing faster than we can manage! We went for a catch up over bowls of carbonara and lasagne (perfect carb-loading fare for the two of us running the next day!) and loved the friendly Italian atmosphere.

Post-elective holiday planning. As if two months in South Africa isn't enough, I've also made plans for a little summer travelling through Europe once I get back. The plan is to visit Italy, Hungary and Croatia and I'm very excited - especially after I googled pictures of the Croatian coastline!

Gu melt-in-the-middle chocolate puds. I had a little issue with the first one falling apart as I transferred it from oven to plate, but by the second one I had mastered it. And it's important to keep up your skills right? So I should definitely treat myself to many, many more of these delicious things.

Mid-week wine and cheese night. I love being in Bristol midweek to see all the friends I otherwise miss, and it was great to have a very relaxed night of cheese, wine and chat. Seeing everyone has made me really excited for next week's graduation ball!

Making a chickpea and coconut milk curry that tasted amazing. I bought one of Deliciously Ella's cookbooks a while ago for some inspiration, and with all my extra time was able to try out this curry. I've never used miso paste before, but I'm pretty sure that was what gave the curry a delicious, fruity kick. 

Now my plans for the rest of today are to do as little and eat as much as possible after the half marathon!

Jennifer
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  1. I really want to try a version of that curry recipe, sounds delicious! x

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    1. It was great - contains tomatoes of course, but I'm sure it can be adapted! x

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  2. Congratulations on completing the Half Marathon! The Gu melt in the pudding sounds delicious - you've got me wanting cheese, crackers and grapes now!

    Ami x
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    1. Thank you! I've got myself wanting cheese and crackers and grapes now too! x

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  3. Congratulations on completing the half-marathon! That is such an achievement :)
    I really need to buy one of Deliciously Ella's cookbooks, I've heard such good things :) x

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    1. Thanks! The book is great - I wasn't sure if it would be kind of thing at first, but actually it's given me lots of new ideas and things to try :) x

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  4. Massive congratulations on the marathon! I have been aiming to train and complete one forever haha! Need to give myself a push and just go for it. Also, it's aaaall about mid-week cheese and wine nights! >:) Immy x

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    1. Thank you! It was actually a lot more achievable than I thought - I definitely recommend picking one with a good atmosphere like Bath :) x

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  5. Yayyy congrats on the marathon, so exciting!! I'm doing Croatia in May too and I'm so excited! It looks gorge!

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Thank you! Ahh how exciting - I hope you have a lovely time in Croatia and can fill me in on the best bits to see before I go! x

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  6. Congratulations on getting round on the half marathon and thanks for using your DRYU bag for packing your stuff :). Have a great week! Jamie

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  7. Congrats on doing the half marathon! You're going to do elective in South Africa? Whereabouts? I had friends in Joburg who said it was intense, but people who went to Cape Town seemed to spend all their time at the beach haha.

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  8. Cant wait to see your running post!

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