Greetings From London [and Batman]

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Now, mixing politics and music can be risky- it cost John Lennon his life. However….     How is everyone? A few things about that- you’ll probably know that I work in healthcare, and the important part of that is actually caring about people, so I followed the Obamacare debate very closely, and was hugely […]

Trump vs Refugees

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I don’t know about you, but it’s only been 6 days, and I’m exhausted. Keeping up with the chilling actions of the new US administration is both tiring and frightening. Journalists in jail, finding cut for womens health, cuts to the violence against women program, contraception defunded, banning immigrants from muslim countries, scientific researches banned […]

Melbourne

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Hi everyone- I’ve just emerged from another examination hibernation, having got back from Stockholm, Dublin and London in July. Having been contracting for the last 6months, I needed to take on a regular position, and one came up in Melbourne. I visit Melbourne a few times a year, and I love it, so I took it. It […]

India

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I was having lunch in the hospital cafeteria in Palmerston North in New Zealand, with one of the indian doctors on my team. His name was Aquil. We had just started to work together, and he asked me where I was from. I told him I was from London. “ Are you from London as […]

Exams

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Fourth year med school. OSCE [objective structured  clinical examination]. Max and I were practising one of the many role play scenarios that could come up in the exam. This one was post-natal depression. He was playing the doctor. I was playing the patient. Him: do you ever worry that you might harm your child? Me: […]

Tinder, Underwear and Music

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Monday. Tinder. I’d matched with a girl [let’s call her ‘Samantha’] the day before. We chatted on the phone and agreed to meet up for dinner and drinks that night. She had just gotten back from travelling overseas, and only just recommenced work, meaning she was very low on money. I was happy to pay […]

Lesbians

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I was home visiting family during the Olympics in London, and had an incredible time doing so. My parents were up in Cambridge at the time, and all my siblings and I were there with them on Super Saturday. My sister, Hilda, brought along her 2 kids. After the athletics, there was the commentary on […]

Don’t Ever Go

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I met Rachel in February 2005. I was working in Invercargill, and playing rugby for Marist. We went up to Wellington to play in a 7s tournament and watch the international 7s as well. On the Saturday night, my team-mates went out drinking, but that’s not really my thing, so I went out to dance […]

Don’t Ever Go Lyrics

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You know the time will come when we will set the sun and we will have to go our separate ways. But in the time we had, you made me feel so glad I  get to be with you another day. But we know that we show we can’t be held apart. You know I […]

Don’t Worry

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Another one about Rachel and I. We met in Wellington when I had travelled there to play in a 7s tournament, with my team from Invercargill, which is at the bottom of the south island of New Zealand, so for the first year of our relationship, we were in a long distance, north island- south […]

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