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Settling down in Derby town?

Settling down in Derby town?

The latest chapter in my locum journey has taken me back up to the warm northern parts of Australia, this time for a three week sojourn to Derby where my infatuation with the Kimberley has grown into a genuine love-affair. I expected that this would be another tough challenge for me. Derby is the smallest … Continue reading

Sometimes, you just have to laugh

Sometimes, you just have to laugh

Yesterday, I saw a great RT from Jocelyn Lowinger (@DrJoLow) on the subject of laughing at oneself: I didn’t think that I’d be acting on its advice so soon, but such is the sometimes absurd nature of travel. Ridiculous situations do arise! This morning, I woke at the horrifically early time of 4am to get … Continue reading

Locuming 101: How to be at home, wherever you are

Locuming 101: How to be at home, wherever you are

Anyone who has ever travelled will know that while it can be exciting, energising and enlightening, it can also be tiring, frustrating and challenging at times. No matter how wonderful a trip away has been, there’s always something special about looking out of the window at the familiar landmarks as your plane makes its final … Continue reading

Breaking out of the Comfort Zone

Breaking out of the Comfort Zone

Yesterday I ran 12km in the HBF Run for a Reason along with 29,000 other people to help raise over $1.2 million for local health-related charities. It’s the third time that I’ve participated in a 12km event, having done the Perth City to Surf twice before, but this time I managed to complete the course … Continue reading

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

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

New beginnings

New beginnings

Hello, and welcome to my blog! My name is Penny Wilson and I am embarking on a grand adventure. About me – I’m a GP obstetrician who has recently completed my training in Perth, Western Australia. Since finishing my exams last year, life has been great. I’ve been working in Perth, splitting my time between … Continue reading