Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Topsy Turvy

Can it be condition or a symptom? Or both?
I understand it is a type of tomato plant and a Mike Leigh film also.
I used to love the Mr Men books. Mr Tickle and Mr Messy were other favourites.
It sums me up well this week.

Reasons for being topsy turvy

Been on call all weekend.

Pending job interview back in UK next week.

Unsure about how I feel about going back.

Need outfit, convincing sentences, ability to sell myself. Alien.

One of best mates applying for same job. Only one job.

Perfect job. Can you want something too much?

Wierd to think that this is what I have been working towards since I started sixth form in 1991....

Just had big haircut. Will I be disappointed in the morning when I wake up?

Should I have a plan B?

Will is taking a 'sabbatical' and flying out in 2 weeks. YAY. Can't plan anything as no idea what is happening. Alien.

Need to find new place to live as current arrangement not suitable for us; everyone trying to cash in on the Olympics making that tricky.

Current housemate emotional and difficult.

Still raining here. Lots of snow in Whistler. Should I go skiing on Saturday??

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Good Intentions

I haven't really noticed the new decade. Fairly sure I'm in a time warp. I rarely write at work these days so haven't written 2010 much as I used to scribbling in patient's notes as a junior doctor. I remember at the turn of the last decade (on a beach in Mozambique) thinking 2010 was a long way away and I would be very grown up and adult like by then. Not sure what happened there. And I rarely make New Year's resolutions as a plan to do something doesn't have to wait until 1 January, and as January is usually a bit of a miserable month, red wine and chocolate are often a necessity. Plus I hate all those extra people in the gym in January huffing and puffing who I know won't be there by February. That said it is always good to set new challenges and goals. This year they include (in no particular order) - get consultant job, go to Argentina, resist botox, watch the Godfather (everyone can't believe I have never seen it), go heli skiing, consider marriage without freaking out, master decent pastry, skype more, listen better, don't sweat the small stuff. All controllables.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Happy New Year

Blackcomb Mountain from Whistler Mountain

I would love to write a lot about a brilliant 10 days up in Whistler but this is going to have to be a quickie as unfortunately I have to read about world class commissioning for the NHS instead. Suffice to say that days 5-14 were excellent; with great company and some epic powder days, and quite a lot of beer. What more can a girl want? I will write more later about the cultural differences between apres ski in Europe and Canada and cooking a full Christmas dinner for 7 without a single oven proof dish.

2010 has started as it means to go on - with plenty of hard work at challenging myself both on and off the piste (quite literally). The rewards will be worth it.

Black Tusk from Whistler Mountain