30 Aug 2016

my fourth and final year's arsenal (eek!)

My fourth and final year started last week and here are my chosen bits and pieces for these first few months.


Unsurprisingly, the Lamy Safaris make an appearance here - they are my workhorse pens and I like using fountain pens as it means I can write quickly and neatly.

However, I do like to have a few back-up biros as a lot of paperwork on the wards require a black pen to be used (as I usually ink my Lamy pens with a blue-black colour).


My Hobonichi finishes at the end of this year so after that, I'll be using my A6 notebooks as before. Here, the Iconic A6 essay books come back out to play and this Pantone notebook has been knocking about on my bookshelf for years and I think it might finally be time to use it.


The ultimate thing I need are clothes with pockets so dresses and skirts that have pockets are the absolute best. In them, I can put a small snack, a pen torch and my phone. A stethoscope is important on placement so that'll go around my neck and the roll of tape always goes on my lanyard or on my stethoscope. A bottle of water is a must - I like to stay hydrated and I know I'm extremely bad at this whilst dashing around on the wards.

Overall, final year has come around super quickly. I still remember receiving my offer like it was yesterday so the fact that I could be a doctor in about eleven months' time is a little scary!

28 Aug 2016

my week #228

My first week back and my first week of final year...! I know I've probably said this a few times in the past but it genuinely does feel like I received my offer yesterday and now, it's less than a year away until I'm set loose on the wards as a junior doctor. Scary and exciting in equal measure!

How has your week been?

25 Aug 2016

my study week #15: my pencil case at the end of year three

I'm super nosy so these sort of posts are ones I like! At the end of the year and with revision gearing up to a crescendo at the time, here were the contents of my pencil case:

From top left, clockwise: Pentel Energel, Bic biro, Twinings green tea teabags, phone charger, Lindt chocolate, Lamy ink cartridge, Lamy Safari coral, Pilot Prera, a select few Pilot Juice gel pens, Zebra Mildliners and hair bobbles.
My bag always gets really heavy towards the end of the year as I start toting around revision notes and Oxford Handbooks wherever I go. My pencil case is something else that increases in weight too but I tried to minimise this increase by only choosing a few Zebra Mildliners and a few coloured gel pens from my ridiculous collection (yes, I am aware of the fact that my stationery collection is extortionate...!).

I'm still using my Paul and Joe sister make-up bag as a pencil case as I just love the silky feel of it and the floral print of a pale blue background. The inside is a bit messy due to some minor ink leaks that have occurred in the past but that just adds a bit of character to it, right?