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Post by CurlyHair » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:18 pm

1. enid I am with you on the training-gives-you-no-time thing! Especially when you now live in two different cities, I basically now live out of a bag. I think this is a good opportunity to flex my minimalist muscles though.
2. And you are definitely not alone on the wobble factor :D I think mine will be when I hit my next placement as I have no experience in LD at all. Eek!
3. I've had a horrible cold this week and sound like Marge Simpson.
4. Tonight I am going to look after myself through the mediums of Netflix and cookies.
5. Easter weekend = long weekend, I cannot ruddy wait. Must find a vegan chololate egg for myself...

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Post by enid » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:40 pm

CurlyHair wrote:1. enid I am with you on the training-gives-you-no-time thing! Especially when you now live in two different cities, I basically now live out of a bag. I think this is a good opportunity to flex my minimalist muscles though.
2. And you are definitely not alone on the wobble factor :D I think mine will be when I hit my next placement as I have no experience in LD at all. Eek!
3. I've had a horrible cold this week and sound like Marge Simpson.
4. Tonight I am going to look after myself through the mediums of Netflix and cookies.
5. Easter weekend = long weekend, I cannot ruddy wait. Must find a vegan chololate egg for myself...
ha, this whole thing mirrors a lot of my life! esp the last three ;)
I'm LD next, which I look forward to...if only to put the last six months behind me a bit! (Though placement has been okay tbf...at least now I am over the major bit of my breakdown/wobble). I stopped travelling back to my home a few months back as it got way too much. :/ It's been colds aplenty since started training...it all goes round so easily in these settings (uni and placements)...and with all the stress, I've had four so far I think.

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Post by CurlyHair » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:18 pm

I managed to get mumps on my first placement, which would have been hilarious if it hadn't been so awful. I genuinely looked like a hamster.

And it's good to be getting to the end of placement 1, I reckon if you can survive the first 6 months of training, it's a reliable indicator you will manage the whole thing :D And at least you got your wobble out of the way early, that's very efficient!

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Post by enid » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:26 pm

Oh dear!! I had that as a child. Sounds nasty.
Yes perhaps you are right ! :)

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Post by firegal » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:03 pm

1. I love my new job!
2. The team feels so positive and supportive, it's a world away from my last clinical job.
3. It feels so satisfying being involved in case discussions again
4. Meeting lots of young people tomorrow, super excited
5. I'm sure that even in the next couple of weeks before my first clin interview I'm going to learn loads that will be really useful in the interview and (hopefully) on training, but even if I don't make it this year I feel like I could be really happy in this job until I finally make it :D

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Post by workingmama » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:48 pm

CurlyHair wrote:I managed to get mumps on my first placement, which would have been hilarious if it hadn't been so awful. I genuinely looked like a hamster.

And it's good to be getting to the end of placement 1, I reckon if you can survive the first 6 months of training, it's a reliable indicator you will manage the whole thing :D And at least you got your wobble out of the way early, that's very efficient!
I reckon that lots of people have a wobble, but that its not necessarily the first 6 months (although mine was, so you may be on to something!). I think its more that us efficient people wobbled faster! :lol:
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Post by miriam » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:47 pm

1. Had 3 weeks off with lurgy and still have a frustrating cough and feel breathless when I talk too much (something people who have met me will realise is a big problem!)
2. Just about to fly back after a brief stint in the Scottish Highlands to train some staff up here. A truly beautiful part of the world. As ever, Scots hospitality has been fantastic, and we had a really nice dinner out last night*.
3. Returning to my new house :D :D :D :D
4. So much to do with the house to make it home, but I'm looking forward to getting a polytunnel and speaking to the architects about what is possible.
5. My Dad's 70th birthday celebrations this weekend, so lots of family gathering at a cottage near our new house, and a big meal out on Monday. Should be really nice, but a bit worried everyone will descend on us at once, and we aren't anywhere near unpacked yet!


*I was a bit worried as it was the kind of place that almost exclusively sold meat and am vegetarian. The only option was vegetable fajitas, which I wouldn't normally have chosen. However, it was really good. A sizzling iron pan of freshly cooked red peppers, courgettes and cherry tomatoes in a spicy tomato sauce, served with tortillas, and individual pots of grated cheese, guacamole, sour cream and a dressed salad.
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Post by Geishawife » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:00 pm

miriam wrote: A sizzling iron pan of freshly cooked red peppers, courgettes and cherry tomatoes in a spicy tomato sauce, served with tortillas, and individual pots of grated cheese, guacamole, sour cream and a dressed salad.
That sounds idyllic - even to a non-veggie such as me!!

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Post by lingua_franca » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:58 am

1.) My hair feels manky. I need to wash it.
2.) I'm really looking forward to moving onto the next stage in my life and studying speech and language therapy.
3.) I'll miss my PhD, though. Letting go of the thesis and knowing I won't be able to edit it when it's in is a nervy thought.
4.) I've booked a few days off work to see friends in France, Belgium, and Poland. I set off tomorrow. I'm looking forward to re-experiencing the beetroot soup in Krakow.
5.) I need to set a date for moving into my new house.
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Post by lingua_franca » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:36 am

1.) I am in Lille. I always ends up feeling slightly ashamed of my passport and trying to speak any language but English when I'm in continental Europe. The reason (a rowdy gaggle of drunk British men) is staggering around outside, wearing so much cheap aftershave that the little street has become a health hazard, and generally being annoying.
2.) Forget the UK referendum on leaving the EU. I think the EU needs a referendum on whether to leave us, if we have a right to exist, and if so, on what terms and conditions.
3.) There is Dr Pepper in the vending machine but the machine won't vend. This is beyond cruel.
4.) I am going to stay three nights with a friend in Belgium tomorrow. She doesn't seem all that thrilled and I have a feeling I'll be overstaying my welcome. I've never been with her for longer than one night before. :(
5.) Do I or do I not adopt a parrot?
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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by firegal » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:45 am

lingua_franca wrote: 5.) Do I or do I not adopt a parrot?
I am sure that you will have done your research on this, but I just find it an amusing coincidence to read this only a few hours after reading "Owning a parrot" at the top of a reddit thread on "what seems awesome until you try it"


No longer at the top, but this is the comment I was talking about:
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comm ... it/d1f8ke2

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Post by nomnom » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:19 pm

1. After having what felt like the plague for the first 8 days of my time off work out of 14 means I suddenly have a lot to fit in before I go back!

2. I feel like my life/year so far is one exhausting limbo after another. I barely get to breathe before something else happens means my world is 180 degrees yet again. This is causing me to feel unsettled and I am unsure what if anything, I can do about this.

3. Being home has meant mum and dad have looked after me :D

4. I need to book a holiday, maybe a change of environment can settle me, somehow.

5. I am in between 'forever going to be alone' VS 'I don't need anyone' phase. Urgh.
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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by lingua_franca » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:26 pm

firegal wrote:
lingua_franca wrote: 5.) Do I or do I not adopt a parrot?
I am sure that you will have done your research on this, but I just find it an amusing coincidence to read this only a few hours after reading "Owning a parrot" at the top of a reddit thread on "what seems awesome until you try it"


No longer at the top, but this is the comment I was talking about:
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comm ... it/d1f8ke2
I've been fascinated by them since I was a little girl (in another life I would have done a zoology and conservation degree and specialised in tropical birds, particularly birds of the Amazon - yes, my aspirations were that specific!) but I know parrots are incredibly difficult birds. "Like looking after a perpetual toddler with a tin opener attached to its face" is how one person described parrot-keeping to me. :wink: I've been toying with the idea of adopting one for years - and one would probably end up being two, as they're very sociable and they're usually happiest in company - but I'm not sure I could make that kind of commitment. It's probably something I should leave until I'm established in a job and have a house of my own, but my local parrot shelter does happen to have two birds that I've fallen in love with and I periodically check to make sure no one else has walked off with my pair of tin-opening toddlers...
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Post by Esuma » Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:10 am

1.) Really great seminar at work today, need to get motivated and kick myself to do more psychology reading. Thinking of setting one day per week for that and one day cleaning and actually stick to it!
2.) Was so busy thinking about 1 riding home today I may end up with a speeding ticket. So cross with myself, I drive that road to work all the time so I know there's a small 30mph village with two speed cameras and I never speed but I was so caught up in an inner monologue I didn't realise I'd reached the village until the bright yellow beacon of evil was right in front of me. Hopefully I slowed down enough that it's ok... Either way lesson learned - less life planning, more driving!
3.) Really disappointed that plans I've had for months fell through at the last minute. Haven't got all of my friends from home together in years and it took so long to align our schedules
4.) Still seeing one from tomorrow so the whole thing isn't a complete right off
5.) Keep panicking about 2 - I only have a CBT and provisional license so really don't want any points!

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Post by miriam » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:25 pm

1. We've had a chimney removed and the roof repaired externally, and a wall pulled down and a manky bathroom suite removed internally, so the house is watertight and has 3 usable rooms upstairs. I pulled all the old plaster off the chimney breast this weekend as it had been damp for so long it had separated from the brickwork and was quite precarious. We've covered the mess with MDF and we are just going to paint over all the lumps and bumps in the rest of the room. In twelve months time I hope that part of the house will have been demolished, so perfectionism has no place in the temporary refurbishment (and nor does new carpet).
2. Learning to cook on a range cooker. Only two rings on the hob, and the ovens are slow to warm up, so I'm not sure I'm converted, but it's electric so it could have been a lot worse!
3. The neighbours here are loads friendlier than where we've lived before, and the school is only a mile up the road, so I'm optimistic we will make local friends.
4. It's really pretty round here, and so peaceful. I've not missed my old house at all.
5. I do miss my greenhouse and veg beds though. I want to collect my rhubarb/garlic/raspberries and various other plants, rather than start over from scratch. I might have to get a polytunnel.
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