Knocking at the Door

This week, I’m in Naracoorte. I really like the country, with its open fields, and starry skies. One thing I’ve especially appreciated, even in this first week of my placement, is the chance to retreat. I live with a bunch of people here but there’s ample time both to socialise and to have my own … More Knocking at the Door

Southern France: Sun, Warmth and Restoration

The south of France is beautiful. What a privilege it is to journey through the countryside, to walk the historic cobblestoned streets, and taste the culinary delights of these regions. Add the increasing light of the sun and voila – light, warmth, good company and a beautiful town – parfait. Here’s a little summary, in … More Southern France: Sun, Warmth and Restoration

(France 2012-2013) #5 – A Summary of Sorts

Hospital Elective: exceeded expectations Living in Lille: exceeded expectations Meeting God in France: exceeded expectations So, I came to France for three reasons: To do my Dean’s elective for medschool. To experience the culture, and what it’s like to live in France. To see for myself what the spiritual atmosphere is like in France and … More (France 2012-2013) #5 – A Summary of Sorts

(France 2012-2013) #3 – First Impressions of the Battlefield

Random French Fact: French males generally don’t know how to tie ties (or probably bowties for that matter) 😛 Random Hospital Fact: French medical students doing ECGs in the hospital is about the equivalent of Australian medical students taking blood from patients and doing cannulas. Random fun things: There’s so much cheese!!! There are many … More (France 2012-2013) #3 – First Impressions of the Battlefield

(France 2012-2013) – #2 Je commence mon stage a l’hospital

Today was my first day at the hospital. It’s very close to where I live. Busy, but well-organised and I was well-looked after! Also, I think I have figured out the metro, and can use it well now! 🙂 First impressions of the hospital There are many. Je faire mon stage a l’hospital Huriez a ce moment. … More (France 2012-2013) – #2 Je commence mon stage a l’hospital

(France 2012-2013) #1 – Je suis arrive a Lille

Oui, j’ai arrive a Lille hier apres midi! (Yes, I arrived in Lille yesterday afternoon) I’ve settled in very nicely and have already met many lovely people! Adventures so far: I’ve met lots of people! And everyone’s been very nice 🙂 Being well-looked after by everyone! Learnt some German due to train catching in Belgium. … More (France 2012-2013) #1 – Je suis arrive a Lille