Tag Archives: Selling all my stuff and moving to the UK

Oh Such Trials and Tribulations

Being a vet student isn’t easy. Pretty much my home life revolves around this corner of my flat, except, of course, when I decide to play it “fast and loose” and bring my studies to the sofa or….even the bedroom! … Continue reading

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Short Notes on Turning 30

Before our first vet school exam, the teachers gave us some example questions to help direct our studies. One of the questions was, “Write short notes on the tongue.” I remember this exact question because I remember thinking, “Short notes? … Continue reading

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From a Pig Sty to a Castle: Le Road Trip Francais

“And could we get a SAT NAV, please?” “Sorrrrrry. Only available if you upgrade to a vehicle with a SAT NAV. You can go buy your own at a big Tesco.” “Oh, well, do you have any maps?” “No. Sorrrrry.” … Continue reading

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Adventures in a Clown Car

“Errr, ummm stay on the left! Your left! The other left! Left! Left! Left!” I shrieked in horror as I realized I’d entered a roundabout going the wrong way. Upon accepting that it was to late to do anything but … Continue reading

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Fat-Head and Twiggy

Two lambs came this morning; Fat-Head and Twiggy. Can you guess who was on the shallow side of the placenta? Fat-Head was stuck for a bit. It took two of us to actually pull him out, one on each front … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO VOMITING IN VET SCHOOL

Initially, I was overwhelmed by the warm softness of it all. Even through two gloves, I was keenly aware of just how squishy everything felt.  Blindly moving my fingers through the warmth and the squish, I felt lost. Everything was … Continue reading

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I Have To Pay 50 Pounds So I Don’t Get Deported

I’m on hold with the Edinburgh City Counsel. I’ll probably get this whole post written before anyone answers. But I’ll wait patiently as I need to pay a fine so I don’t end up in Scottish prison and Huckleberry doesn’t … Continue reading

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Wait, You Can’t Eat Lederhosen?!

So, I didn’t fall off the edge of the earth or run out of stranger-than-fiction true stories of my life to share with you, I just ran out of hours in the day. Literally. I think Scotland is down to … Continue reading

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My Mom Told Me To Write This Post

I called my Mom this week for the first time in way too long (sorry Mom). Technology (like the internet) makes it easy to call home, but reality (like time zones) makes it hard. It would be great if the … Continue reading

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It’s Called A WHAT?!

Just as I was curling up with my notes and a hot cup of tea tonight, I saw a shadow run across the kitchen floor. Thinking Harvey the mouse had returned with a peace offering (perhaps those delish Digestive cookies … Continue reading

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