Halfway through placement.
When I picked London as my first preference, I had not thought of its geographical span. Spatial awareness is not a big thing for me. This might be explained by the fact that Hyde Park (yes, just the park) is larger than Valletta, which is the Capital City of Malta, a.k.a home sweet home.
So when I was sent to Northwick Park, I couldn’t see how it could possibly be London? No Shard, London Bridge, Big Ben? I realised that I had always seen London as a tourist, shame on me! I embraced this opportunity to do a bit more, see a bit more, and enjoy London, on the edge.
The team at Northwick Park is lovely. I have had a great opportunity in observing some amazing genetic counsellors and I think I will almost miss that aspect once I start the job. It is almost as if now is the time to really absorb different styles before slowly adapting your own. Having said that, I cannot wait to be a genetic counsellor and have my own caseload.
Wembley at first may not seem like the most attractive of places. To me however, it will also have fond memories for it is the place I finally saw my first snow fall. This Winter was the first time I crunched in the snow, and felt the texture.
A lot is being done to improve Wembley as an area and I reckon that in a couple of years it will be an attractive area. The London Designer Outlet and Wembley Stadium are already iconic places to visit. I spent a lot of my time in Wembley library working on my dissertation (more on that next week!).
I had a chance to experience places like Bedford, Hemel and Milton Keynes too. Being on trains and looking out into the green expanse space is something that I will never tire of.
Here are some pictures of going out and about in London.