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Why are so many people up at this hour ?

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SummerDad Sun 27-Jan-13 01:25:39

Just wondering ...

kittyandthegoldenfontanelles Thu 07-Feb-13 05:41:53

so sorry about tour situation too Yorkshireteadrinker sad
I we.t through the same a few years back so I know how stressful it is. So good of you to be supporting other colleagues though. I wish you the best outcomethanks

Singapore say hello to grissom for me grin

we are making our way through the entire box sets at the moment. Lovelovelove the original Vegas ones.

get well soon smile

cafecito Thu 07-Feb-13 05:46:09

no jynier, I don't get paid at all - I do it for the placements in trauma because it's at a trauma centre so it's really good experience

thanks for the caffeine kitty! I have now lost a very tiny piece of paper with some crucial notes on it- aaarrrhhh <surrounded by heaps of paper, thinks probably threw it away earlier this evening...>

kittyandthegoldenfontanelles Thu 07-Feb-13 05:46:20

jynier don't worry, cafe is studying in the hospital library in her own time. She isn't mumsnetting while supposedly on shift and being paidsmile

she's merely procrastinating grin

kittyandthegoldenfontanelles Thu 07-Feb-13 05:49:38

oh craps. perhaps it is in your woolies with the bodies

bendy spined baby safely ensconced in cot so I'm off too.

good luck later brew

cafecito Thu 07-Feb-13 06:03:31

I am mighty proficient at procrastinating grin

yes don't worry I'm not being naughty smile

I think I left it in the other library...which is currently being hoovered into a frenzy by a cleaning team. drat.

cafecito Thu 07-Feb-13 06:03:54

have good sleeps all!

MrsHoarder Thu 07-Feb-13 06:27:51

Good sleeps? I'm showered, fed and ready to head into uni.

Good luck with the exam!

InTheNightGarden Thu 07-Feb-13 07:02:36

Thank you!! Yes I'm on my second tube of lansinoh...probably over using it but I do not care hahaa!!!

Midwife99 Thu 07-Feb-13 07:22:11

It was a busy night!! I slept - bliss!! Good luck with the exam Cafe - you must be completely exhausted what with working shifts, studying all night when off & exams - I know that the medical students who've worked with me have been pasty, exhausted & existing on coffee, diet coke & hospital canteen sandwiches!! Well done for remaining so chipper! smile

cafecito Thu 07-Feb-13 08:48:44

- surveys desk area, sees bottle of coke zero, 2 empty coffee cups, one full coffee cup (hurrah), broken pens and some chewing gum...

oops smile thanks for good luck wishes!

mrshoarder what do you study?

Lueji Thu 07-Feb-13 11:38:21

Thanks Kitty
I deserve congratulations mostly for having been away from MN and not procrastinating anymore. grin

And cafecito, how can you possibly be afraid of an iPad, mini or otherwise?
I'd be more like "my precious". In fact, I hardly let go of my iPod touch.

First, you turn it on, put your finger on it for the first time, then you get sucked into its wonderfulness. wink

And had a wonderful full night's sleep today. Yes!

jynier Fri 08-Feb-13 02:00:57

cafecito - please forgive me if you think that I am being too probing; you seem to be working in a hospital but do not get paid. Do you receive accreditations towards your exams for simply being present? Sorry if this sounds naive but I am really out of touch with current practice!

kittyandthegoldenfontanelles - thanks for posting but I became even more confused.

kittyandthegoldenfontanelles Fri 08-Feb-13 03:30:20

jynier how was my post confusing?

I can't sleep now because Ive seen a dream house at an affordable price and I want to arrange a viewing grin. My mind is racing. Babu asleep though so must quieten my mind and join her smile

cafecito Fri 08-Feb-13 06:28:28

Hi jynier- mainly I study in the library - sometimes I also work night shifts but only on placement for the learning experience. These placements aren't for my exams, but they are a great opportunity to work directly with some top consultants in the field that wouldn't happen otherwise, the things learned then translate into other things, and will help enormously in terms of experience and specialisation for things like a portfolio. The placements for exams are called student selected components, which are compulsory. We don't get paid, but do have to work - but then are graded on performance etc and need to write accounts of events. Then we are sometimes 'on call' at antisocial hours as well, but it's all part of the training. Exams and training are sort of merged into one, we have other exams that are not written as well, obviously- like osces (clinicals) and such fun stuff. Some universities are completely different though all try to follow GMC waffley guidance about what is expected of tomorrow's doctors.

kitty I hope you are asleep grin

lueji I have visions of you stroking it haha - no I'm still scared..

kittyandthegoldenfontanelles Fri 08-Feb-13 10:08:07

lueji perhaps cafe is worried if she uses an ipad she will Tue. in to gollum me too grin

kittyandthegoldenfontanelles Fri 08-Feb-13 10:09:54

oops...^turn in to^ I believe I meant.

.....luddite smile

cafecito Fri 08-Feb-13 10:36:25

I am SUCH a luddite grin

and a little gollum-esque as I braved the train station this morning BEFORE coffee places opened. shocking. I rather enjoyed being so early though, maybe I will try and become nocturnal the other way around, like just get up super early like some people on this thread - it's so nice ! (the novelty will wear off, no doubt)

cafecito Fri 08-Feb-13 10:38:50

I do not like the way apple just consistently update with technology they already have in order to make more money from such people as myself- I actually wanted the bigger ipad with retina blablabla but I was sure they'll bring out a sleeker version in a couple ofmonths time, which would have irritated me greatly! no doubt the mini will face the same fate within a couple of months it will have fancy pants display. I'm probably going to give it to DS blush or lose it - I am terribly clumsy and drop things and break them a lot too (laptop....)

I should probably make a note that surgery is not the best career for me grin

SummerDad Fri 08-Feb-13 22:01:40

jynier if you look up cafecito's other posts on MN you will see she is exceptionally energetic and apt at juggling with lots of stuff at the same time, no wonder you won't see many medical doctors/students on MN. I will stop here and let cafecito blow her own trumpet if she likes to smile.

SummerDad Sat 09-Feb-13 00:06:50

first one in tonight wink

starsandunicorns Sat 09-Feb-13 00:58:06

Eveing all well i got a call to work today at 16:15 to start work at 17:00! only five hours but its better than nothing good job i had work stuff ready out the door in ten mins inculding a shower though had to kick dp out the bath hoping for a good nights sleep tonight. Dp has work tommorrow so next weeks pay will be low but can cope just night all

kittyandthegoldenfontanelles Sat 09-Feb-13 02:04:21

Glad to hear it starsandunicorns smile
I hope you are now tucked up with a nice post-worky glow. grin
What did they have you doing?

This is our first wake up although there was a quack at 23.30. Let's hope she doesn't take long to settle.

hi summerdad weekend ahoy grin what plans?

Anyone else out there?

jynier Sat 09-Feb-13 03:15:53

... just can't sleep!!! ...

starsandunicorns Sat 09-Feb-13 03:50:12

Morning Kittie well it didnt last long wide awake sigh so been doing my colouring in book grin just now got a text from dp whos in the bedroom daying cough cough love you so made him a brew hes snuggled next to me and we are watching ultimate force from sky planner grin work was working at the mail centre doing poxy bag opening then sorting the mail into packets and letters ( the one job i dont like ) then was chucked on doing the rejects from the big manchine which i dont mind apart from the perm staff get chairs and we angency have to stand but overall it was ok

kittyandthegoldenfontanelles Sat 09-Feb-13 06:41:34

oh jynier sad. I'm sorry. I hope you've managed to drop off by now. My baby has just woken again but we have a very busy day ahead so this is me up now sad Sob

stars I'm sorry to hear that you are up too but I suppose being snuggled next to your partner makes up for it. wink In which subject was your degree? I take it there isn't suitable work opening up in that field (my apologies if you have already said that).

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