Sunday, 7 August 2016

Little Things I've Loved This Week #34

This has been a rather exciting week - my first week working as a doctor! It's been really enjoyable and I've had to learn quickly, but the rest of the team are so supportive that I haven't felt out of my depth. Now I normally try to have this post published in the morning each Sunday, but I made a spontaneous trip home last night and was without laptop until this evening. So a few hours later than normal, here are the little things I've loved this week...

Forgetting to be nervous about taking bloods for the first time in months! The last time I took bloods before starting on the ward this week was way back in March. It's something I'm quite comfortable doing, but normally I'm a bit anxious about it if I feel out of practice. Happily though I pretty much did it without thinking about it - I was chatting away to the patient and it was only as I was sending the bottle off to the lab that I realised this would once have been something I really worried about! Maybe I will be fine at this doctoring thing after all...

Finishing on time on Friday afternoon. I'm pretty sure this is something I should learn to appreciate when it happens, because the ward is a very busy one!

Listening to a Mary Berry audiobook. Turns out the Audible account I thought I'd cancelled revived itself. I'm trying to save money at the moment, so I've cancelled any monthly subscriptions like this. Seeing as I'd paid one more month though, I decided I might as well use the credit and bought Mary Berry's autobiography. I've got back into the habit of listening to an audiobook before bed - I like reading, but I find it even more relaxing to be able to lie in the dark, eyes closed and just listen!

 Taking part in a dog agility demonstration at Countryfile Live. I plan to do a whole post on this fantastic day out, however, first I need to sort out the 400 or so photos! But one of my favourite moments was being asked to volunteer in the Essex Dog Display Team's demonstration of agility with their fabulous dogs. I was paired with a gorgeous little dog called Bella, and although it wasn't really competitive we definitely had the most successful round!

Watching William Fox-Pitt in the Olympic eventing dressage. Actually, I'm really enjoying watching the Olympics full-stop - but it was especially great to watch William Fox-Pitt competing despite having been in an induced coma less than a year ago.

Actually this has been such a great week that I could have had a very long list of happy moments - but I'll leave it here for now! What have you been up to this week and what's made you smile?




  1. congratulations on your first week! No wonder you were nervous doing bloods, but first week is done now, onwards and upwards :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  2. Sounds like a great week! I would really enjoy listening to a Mary Berry audiobook, and am very excited for GBBO to start again

  3. I'm loving watching the Olympics - the cross-country is my favourite event, though the swimming and athletics both come a close second! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

  4. How inspiring that you are a doctor-being a doctor was my dream job, is there anything more fascinating than being able to save human lives?!
    Sadly I failed in the A levels and I followed the engineering pathway and soon I will become a doctor but not a medical one :P

    Good luck with your days in the hospital :)
    Happy Tuesday!


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