Anthropology, Dementia, and Front Line practice.

So, I should be writing reflections (this is a key aspect of student nurse learning) or starting my final assignment. Instead, I find myself procrastinating on Facebook. The two seem to have come together. A certain Dementia Specialist Nurse recently Lucy posted a TEDx video of Engage and Create founder, Rachel. Rachel speaks of moving from a career in advertising and marketing... Continue Reading →

Division, Unity, and The Arts

So today I had the pleasure of seeing a new play by Carol Ann Duffy.  She either was, or is, the poet laureate.  I'm not sure which because, curiously enough, turing up for twelve-hour NHS shifts takes up more of my time now than reading about the latest developments in the arts sector.  Anyway, the... Continue Reading →

Metabolism, Veganism, and Exercise

So, since I got back from abroad my housemate and I have stepped things up a gear. He's vegan. And I don't mean angry-activist-vegan. I mean, 'would-you-like-to-try-what-I-made-without-cow-mammary-juice?' vegan. Too many dashes? Probably. You get the picture. Anyhow. His strategy worked. He makes delicious food. It's cheap, affordable, and healthy. So much so that we cook... Continue Reading →


So I've not blogged for a while. Being a student nurse means unpaid shift rotation (education) + assignments + professional development + paid nursing assistant shift rotation. There's not a great deal of time. I'll talk more about nursing in future blog posts, hopefully, but I need to first find out how to do this in... Continue Reading →

Aircraft Internet: From Entebbe to Dubai

It seems unreal connecting to the internet thousands of miles up in the sky between Entebbe and Dubai. I guess its progress. If I ever have children, they'll probably think such connectivity is entirely ordinary. Such is life. Anyhow: What will I remember? What will I miss? What won't I miss? I'll remember the ex-pat... Continue Reading →

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