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A change of heart – Albany part #2

A change of heart – Albany part #2

I’ve just got back to Perth after my four week stint in Albany and after a pretty difficult start, I must admit the place has really grown on me. In fact, it’s moved from being “not really a good fit for me” to right up the top of the list of potential places to return … Continue reading

Staying trim while travelling

Staying trim while travelling

I returned home this week from overseas, having spent a wonderful couple of weeks in Spain reuniting with some of my oldest and dearest friends who all live in different parts of the globe. We spent lots of time wandering the cobblestone streets, eating, looking at historical landmarks, eating, drinking, watching flamenco, eating, shopping, eating, … Continue reading

Therapeutic benefits of snowsports

Therapeutic benefits of snowsports

My first experience of snowsports was on a family ski trip to Europe when I was about 13 years old. After a long absence I was lucky enough to rediscover the joy on a snowboarding trip to Japan in 2009 and have been hooked ever since. Despite my home town of Perth being a long … Continue reading

What’s in your overseas doctor’s bag?

What’s in your overseas doctor’s bag?

One of the great advantages of being an unemployed bum a locum doctor is the ability take holidays whenever you want without having to worry about applying for leave, arranging cover or abandoning patients and colleagues. Mindful of taking full advantage of my situation, I’m packing up my bags and heading off to Europe this … Continue reading

Off to a flying start

Off to a flying start

I grew up hearing stories about the legendary Royal Flying Doctor Service. As a youngster growing up on an isolated property, my mother split her head open on the handle of a wool press and the flying doctors swooped in to save the day. Later, as a second year medical student, I took the opportunity … Continue reading