Thursday, August 28

two sleeps

And finally, the result of weeks of work by a handful of people will be the much talked about (and even blogged about) Red Party. We have had promotions at uni, posters, cupcakes, ribbons, raffle tickets, I even had an interview on 936 breakfast radio and someone else has been on Edge radio. And soon it will be here!

(preparing our red gnomes)

Organising the RED PARTY has varied between all-consuming and a lot of fun. Actually, its been easy with such a great team, and its only been all-consuming from time to time - like when we were painting many small gnomes red, or making a giant banner that took longer than intended, or working out just how to blow up endless inflatable havaijana thongs when the pump didn't work!

(wandering the uni on 'red day'. My 'thong' seems to have deflated a little)

Soon it will all be over and then I'll wonder what to do with myself. I might study for my osces though. Or read a book, or see my friends, or... so I probably won't really wonder what to do, but it will be a nice relief.

Its not too late to come if you are in the area - 8pm, Saturday the 30th August, hotel SOHO, $10 and all proceeds go to OXFAM's AIDS orphans nutrition program in South Africa. There will be cocktails, a red bull bar, a raffle and the fantastic and local 'The Riot Act' followed by DJ Jack! For more info see

Sunday, August 17

Famine Finished.

This last weekend was the annual 40 Hour Famine! I remember doing the 8 hour famine back before I was old enough for the 40 hour version, and in between there was even a 24 Hour Famine! Having done a food famine just about every year since then, I think I must be looking at about 9 years worth of fasting for World Vision! Once again, I helped out at the youth group sleepover at church. I slacked off a little as I was at an engagement party and came on later after all of the games and things - the girls were all in the back room and the boys in the main hall - both watching their second movie as they'd swapped DVDs! They were all quite settled - just some quiet whispers, not-so-faint glows of mobile phones as they texted each other or possibly the boys in the other room, and the wrinkle of barley sugar wrappers! All went well, I got nearly enough sleep before being woken by a bunch of boys with pillows (they missed me though!) and we've raised over $1800.

The engagement party was actually at my house and was for my good friends Jack and Ruth. There was a good crowd of med/church/school/Margate/family/random friends for both of them - and everyone's contribution of plates to share meant there was more than enough food! (Some re-appeared for our famine breaking feast after church today!).

Otherwise, I'm back into uni after my little break in the NW. Now that the famine is done, I'm focusing on 'Red Day' on Wednesday, and then RED PARTY! Then it'll be more OSCEs/Eskies/exam thingys for my current rotation. I may just need to do some work before then!!

Monday, August 4


I'm in Burnie at the moment on a 2 week placement. I haven't really done that much GP-ing considering its my GP placement, but its been fun anyway. We did a few things on the weekend in the area - Tazmazia, Latrobe shop Reliquaire, Sisters Beach walk and Penguin Market as well as dinner at the Sheffield pub, and some washing and sleeping in etc! Today was a bit drive from Burnie, to Rosebery, to Zeehan, to Queenstown, to Strahan, back up the coast to Zeehan and home through Rosebery! It was in theory to visit the different medical centres/set ups, which we did but that wasn't that useful (though interesting enough to see), but it was a nice trip and hopefully I got some good photos!
Back on Friday!