I have developed a post-holiday lurgy. I am very grateful that I didn't get it during the holiday. I am not impressed that I have it over a weekend.
I am at on my couch wrapped in my nanna blanket
So I am going to tell you a few random things about myself.
1. I never got on a plane till I was 20, and not overseas till nearly 23, but I have now travelled more widely than most people I know.
I have been to (not in temporal order):
New Zealand (3 times), the UK (6 times), the USA (a couple of times, plus en route), Singapore (twice), Malaysia (twice), Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Austria (Twice Each), Switzerland, The Czech Republic, Lichtenstein, Iceland, Sweden, Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Korea, Cuba, Mexico, The UAE and recently, Thailand.
This year, I visited Mexico City and Cuba in January. I went to a conference in Seoul in June, via Hong Kong, and I've just gotten back from Thailand.
I want to go to Israel and Jordan. I would have liked to go to Egypt, but it is a hellhole at the moment. I want to go to Turkey. Like, really want to go.
I would like to do the South of India.
I would like to do Mexico in more detail.
I would like to do the Galapagos and the Inca Trail in Peru.
I would like to go to the Olympics in Rio in 2016.
I have a British passport. My dad was born in the UK.
2. I am a medical doctor (Geriatrician), doing a PhD looking at obesity in older people...
....or, as I call it, bariatric geriatrics.
I work part time, study full time and make mischief full time.
Will they call me Dr. Dr.? I don't know.
When will I finish my PhD? I don't know.
I am the only member of my immediate family to have finished high school. I have comprehensively over-shot, education wise.
3. I speak some Italian, and some Spanish. A few words of Dutch.
I learned Italian at school, right to year 12.
I took Spanish lessons a few years back.
Sometimes I get confused and speak them both interchangeably. Spangtalian, I call it.
4. I love pickled onions.
Like, if there were a block of chocolate and a jar of good pickled onions in the cupboard, the pickled onions would go first.
Mind you, I am fairly partial to chocolate, too.
5. I cook very good curried sausages.
They are my signature dish.
Like me, they are down to earth, a little spicy, and nutritious.
The very description of them wooed me my man.
They cure what ails you. Trust me. I am a doctor.
And what about you? Tell me a few random things about yourself. Whatever you feel comfortable with.