Fond Farewells

Trip Start Jun 10, 2011
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Trip End Sep 02, 2011


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Friday, June 3, 2011

After four years of medical school, which is quite a build up for any adventure, we finally reached the point where our year disperses around the globe to partake in/observe medical happenings for 8 weeks, the elusive elective! Our parents shuttled from Newcastle to Yorkshire/Lancashire in heavy laden cars that were too full to fit their highly appreciative offspring in, as we packed up for the year and said our goodbyes for the summer. The realisation that we're going in 9 days is only just beginning to sink in and our unpreparedness is an inevitable source of mild anxiety.

(Its quite hard just to relax into writing the way I speak or think and I feel myself slipping into the 'primary school netball match report'-style which I will try to avoid, however I'm not entirely sure giving you an insight into the muddled musings of my brain is necessarily a good idea!)

Anyway, having sent most of my stuff home already, I went and antagonised those who were still in the throws of packing and then headed to the Cluny for Ana's birthday drinks. It was great fun to see some lovely people and after a bit of cider and no dinner I was happily discussing NHS reforms and the difficulty of buying a decent lady's hat with equal enthusiasm. (It turns out this year's fashion is based upon straw hats, which I don't deem sufficient for travelling needs so I invested in a beautiful man's hat, which I predict will feature in a few photos this summer).

Kym worked hard/napped at home and then we both met up with old housemates (the Sandyford Road Crew-Jen, Babz and Flic) to say goodbye and pick up travelling tips.

Eeek, its all very exciting.

Over and out

Al
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