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…..”

If you like to watch……..

My travel wings have been clipped.  On Monday I started work on the medical wards (for real, since over the past two weeks I was just helping and was an extra wheel) in which I have my own team of a registrar (resident), house officer (intern) and two medical students.  I am on service forContinue reading “If you like to watch……..”

I’ll be right there for your X-ray, Mr. Smith!

So I ordered a portable chest X-ray the other day.  And I waited…..and waited.  Finally, they wheeled this old thing around the corner!  The good thing, I was thinking as I watched them X-ray Mr. Smith’s chest, was that he benefited in two ways from the X-ray.  First, we would (eventually) get a look atContinue reading “I’ll be right there for your X-ray, Mr. Smith!”

A Solitary Day…..

Beginning last night, and lasting throughout most of the day today, the internet was out at my apartment.   That meant no Skype, and therefore no talking with my family.   It’s Saturday, and I’m not on call at the hospital this weekend, so the opportunity for personal contact was scarce.  I don’t yet haveContinue reading “A Solitary Day…..”

I haven’t even left the city yet……

Okay, I meant to post something funny today.  Maybe an anecdote about my IT training yesterday, invasive body screens….there was much material from which to choose.  Today, after all, was Saturday, my day of leisure (which has been, let’s be honest, pretty much every day so far, since I don’t officially start work until Monday). Continue reading “I haven’t even left the city yet……”

No funny stories today, just beauty.

A Dunedin sunrise…..one of the few advantages of jet lag. The Otago Boys High School.  It almost makes me want to go back to high school. The Otago peninsula on a cool crisp later winter day. A pastoral setting with the falling sun.  You can’t see the sheep, but you know they are there. WhatContinue reading “No funny stories today, just beauty.”

Transitions

The Octagon, in central Dunedin.  A small (eight-sided, if your imagination is vivid, or if you’ve sampled many brews) central park surrounded by warm and inviting eating and drinking (not in that order) establishments. The train station in Dunedin, which I’m told is one of (if not the) most photographed buildings in the country.  BecauseContinue reading “Transitions”