Happy Easter! (sponsored by the New Zealand dental association)

It’s Easter morning.  Deb has gone to work already, and I’m the only one awake in the house.  This is the sunrise outside our front window right now.  No kidding. The Otago harbor is glassy, an unusual site especially for the last week, during which we have been pounded with rain.  It is a quietContinue reading “Happy Easter! (sponsored by the New Zealand dental association)”

And so what’s life like, in Dunedin?

My last post ended with the finish of our vacation.  That was about one month ago, and since then our boys have started school, our Dunedin summer finally arrived (mid-January), and now we are noticing leaves beginning to fall from the trees.  That can’t mean Autumn is near, I hope.  We are beginning to getContinue reading “And so what’s life like, in Dunedin?”

Just follow your nose…..

On the 6th of January my family arrived in Dunedin.  It was a wonderful airport reunion and a beautiful sunny Dunedin day….then, we got busy.  Busy enough that I can’t believe it’s been a month since my last blog….but, it was a good type of busy, as you’ll see.   First of all, on theContinue reading “Just follow your nose…..”

Calling All Angels

That’s what I’m listening to right now (thank you Pandora and Train). To celebrate October 1, I opened this beautiful Pinot.  (I could have said to celebrate Tuesday, or 8pm, or the fact it was 21C today….., but I went with the first of October).   I was just a bit skeptical, since it wasContinue reading “Calling All Angels”

Four Seasons in one Day (Part 2).

Let’s see…..where did we leave off?  It rained hard Friday night, then was sunny Saturday morning, then off to the Farmer’s market…yes, it’s all coming back to me now.   I returned from the Farmer’s market and stored by wares in my cosy little apartment.  Then, it started to rain, not 90 minutes after those photographsContinue reading “Four Seasons in one Day (Part 2).”

Four seasons in one (farmer’s market) day. Part 1

Last night I sat at my desk by the window, and listened to the rain.  Tonight, I sit at the same desk watching the last bits of twilight fade away.  For a brief moment the heavy cloud cover was golden, but those vibrant colors quickly faded and now have turned to gray.  It is, again,Continue reading “Four seasons in one (farmer’s market) day. Part 1”

Comparisons (Part Two). And, you want me to swab my what?

A very interesting day.  It started with 8am rounds at the hospital.  I was observing only, as I can’t officially work until the Medical Council gives me the final OK (expected next week).  These were called hand-off rounds, where the doctors who had worked overnight discussed the cases they had seen, and then one ofContinue reading “Comparisons (Part Two). And, you want me to swab my what?”