First day jitters

Feb 25 marks day one back at uni. I'm back to try finish my RN again through Vic Uni, a full time study load with a very different set up. We are doing one unit at a time, with four blocks in a semester. It sounds like something I would be comfortable with in theory;... Continue Reading →

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Day 13: May 3

We flew out of Edinburgh this morning, en route to Prague. It felt as though we had entered a completely different world in some ways. The clean modernity of Edinburgh was past. This was the first time I truly experienced what it was like to struggle with languages. Despite showing the taxi driver the address... Continue Reading →

Day 12: May 2

Day two in Edinburgh was more laid back in some ways, but no less strenuous. Braving the chilly rain, we walked to the botanical gardens and greenhouse, moving from climate to climate with each room. I think we both completely stripped to our singlets at one point in the tropical rooms. The gardens are lovely... Continue Reading →

Day 11: May 1

Edinburgh. Beautiful Edinburgh! Started the day before hubby, I left him in bed to grab a coffee and a pastry. While still chilly, and fiercely windy, there was that faint hint of spring on the air. Even the shadow of rain did nothing to take away from any excitement. After he woke up, we traipsed... Continue Reading →

The special.

There is no set day for a nurse. Every day brings a new challenge, even if you're working in an environment where the patients are the same and they have established a routine of some sort. My job at the moment is one that every nurse will inevitably come across. The 'special'. This is a... Continue Reading →

Day ten: April 30

It's possible I have been remiss in saying how stunning Scotland is in the spring. The pictures really fall far short of how it feels to stretch your legs walking around a lake that is so still, it reflects everything around it, while on your other side is a dense wood that would not be... Continue Reading →

Day nine: April 29

Hubby was still feeling under the weather (which had itself turned the corner to give us a beautiful day), but being the trooper he is, let me drive on. Today was dedicated to the Isle of Skye. We made our first stop at Allt Coir' a' Mhadaidh, home of the Fairy Pools. I mentioned before that... Continue Reading →

Day Eight: April 28

Near Largo house, if you take a walk on the rocky beach, you will find part of the seaboard sculpture trail. There, atop Clach Dubh you'll find the 'mermaid of the north'.  This is apparently the northernmost mermaid in the UK. Not tempted to try to copy her wardrobe in the still cold weather, we rugged... Continue Reading →

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