I like these weeks - just Tuesday to Thursday at work and a nice long weekend. It's so nice to have a couple of extra days free to do whatever I want, and that's exactly what I've been doing. We ended up having to do a bit of shuffling at work this week, so I spent two of my three days covering the elective sugery ward by myself - and let me tell you, it's a world away from the trauma ward! Here are the little things I've been loving the past seven days:
Reviving fresh tulips. Having fresh tulips was also something I loved, so I was really disappointed to get home on Thursday evening and see them all drooping over in the vase before they'd even properly bloomed! I topped up the water, crossed my fingers and headed out to the gym - and it was so satisfying to get home and see them all looking healthy and perky when I got back.
Chocolate yoghurt pots. I bought a stack of Cadbury's fudge and mini-egg chocolate pots in the supermarket this week and I had forgotten how much I like them! A perfect after work pick-me-up!
Photographing the gardens at Basildon Park. It was a beautifully bright and dry day on Monday and staying indoors seemed such a waste when I had the day off. So I ventured out to Basildon Park National Trust property and wandered round the gardens, camera in hand.
Discharge letter compliments. It probably says a lot about the role of a FY1 doctor that my most frequent compliments are on my discharge summary writing and my neat handwriting in the clinical notes - but I'll take what I can get! There was one particular summary I'd put extra effort into the other week, then when I arrived at work on Tuesday morning I was told that the patient had come back to hospital and my discharge summary had been "excellent" and made everything much easier for the doctor admitting them in the night.
A full body massage. Booking a massage the day after finish my oncall week is something I wish I'd started doing sooner! It was the perfect way to melt away the stresses of a long week and left me feeling all nice and relaxed.
Lunch in London. Making the most of a long weekend, I met my mum for lunch on Friday. We went for pizzas at Rossopomodoro in John Lewis. The pizzas were nothing special, but I had a yummy chocolate tiramisu topped with nutella, and a refreshing mandarin soda.
What have you been up to this week?