Monday, 23 February 2015

Chinese New Year

This lovely food (although bad photos I'm afraid, I was way too hungry) was made by my friends Mary Ann and Arousa - they invited me round to their flat this evening for tea to celebrate Chinese New Year. They cooked a lovely Indo-Chinese curry and an amazing chocolate bread and butter pudding made with croissants for afterwards. We had a good old catch up and a lovely time.

The rest of the day was spent on placement at a disability centre for adults with physical and mental disabilities. I had never visited anywhere like that before so it was a real eye-opener as to how important centres like these are and how much people rely on them. We also got to join in with a relaxation session this afternoon, where we lay in a darkened room and listened to soothing music whilst carrying out minfulness meditation (although I found it difficult to completely zone out due to a fellow medical student snoring in the chair next to me!).

I haven't felt great today and I haven't been able to shake it off all day, which is unusual for me. Usually I will wake up in the morning and feel a bit down, but immerse myself in other things to take my mind off it. I'm not sure whether it's because I've had such a good weekend and have landed with a bit of a bump, or if it's just a hiccup, but I'm looking forward to seeing if I feel better when I wake up in the morning. As they say, tomorrow is always a new day!
Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant. There will always be someone out there that needs what you have to give.

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