Thursday, 18 April 2013

Medical Perspective: Anaesthesia


Anaesthesia is the medical specialty which is responsible for managing the pain of patients as well making sure that they stay sedated during operations. Usually this specialty forms the largest department in hospitals over the UK and around two thirds of all patients admitted to hospital come into contact with a doctor in this specialty.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Food wishlist

I'm born and raised in London but I never really appreciated the epicness of this city until I moved away for university last September and this has made me want to make the most of the city when I'm here. One of the first things I'm going to do when I'm back this summer (for 4 months!) is to go to some of the amazing restaurants my city has to offer:


Saturday, 13 April 2013

Outfit envy




I love this outfit! That is all

Image courtesy of daily mail 



xo The Girl

One day...



One of the reasons that I want to become a doctor is so that I can help those people who need it the most but just because I have 6 more years until I graduate it doesn't mean that I still can't help out where possible.
In the UK we're lucky enough to have the NHS which, though some times annoying to deal with, provides us with all the medical care that we need free of charge in the moment. Unfortunately this is not the reality for e majority of people living around the world today. Because of this I'm saving up so that I can go on a medical/missionary volunteer placement next summer (which gives me plenty of time to save up! Haha) and here are a few of the places that I want to visit:

Food glorious food...

Before I left for Uni cooking a meal consisted of putting some chips in the oven and making sure it didn't burn. But since I've had to fend for myself I've grown tired of chips and chicken salads and have gotten excited about making some new dishes and here are a few that I want to try out:

Images Courtesy of: BBC good food

Friday, 12 April 2013

Midi Skirts


Midi Skirts have been very dominant in shop windows and magazines over the past couple of seasons. I was a bit reluctant about the trend seeing as I'm only 5ft 2inches and I thought that they'd make me look smaller than I already am. But after my mum bought me the skirt below I think its a trend that I'll be following

Skirt: Matalan £10
As the skirt is not really an everyday-wear type piece I've been thinking about how I'd style this skirt and I've decided on two looks:

Casual(-ish) 

Top: Miss Selfridges £12
Necklace: Dorothy Perkins £12.50
Shoes: Aldo £65
Clutch: River Island £25

With this look I've added an element of colour-blocking (the colour of the clutch is amazing!)

Fierce

Top: Newlook £8.99
Earrings: Dorothy Perkins £7.50
Shoes: Newlook £24.99
Clutch: Topshop £45.00


Leather and Studs! Whats not to love!

xo The Girl



Monday, 8 April 2013

Let the games begin!




I remember in the time up to my interviews for medical school myself and other students in our sixth forms medical society were panicking as we tried to wrap our head around these reforms in the very scary case that we were asked a question about it. These reforms were first proposed in 2012 under the Health and Social Care act causing the largest shake up of the NHS since it began. Under this act GP's (family doctors) are placed in charge of 80% of the NHS budget (replacing Primary care trusts which were scrapped), patients have more control over the care that they receive and frontline doctors and nurses are also given more power. Another one of the more controversial changes was a move towards a market-based running of the NHS as opposed to a planned healthcare system which would allow for an increase in the number of private patients a hospital can have as well as the allowing of private companies to take over certain services at hospitals  And on Monday 1st April 2013 this Act was put into action across all of the NHS.

Splurge *or* Steal


Splurge *or* Steal



Dress: Marchesa 2011 Resort collection £1500+ approx
Shoes: Christian Louboutin £495
Accessories: Gold Cuff

Friday, 5 April 2013

Flower power

Left: Kristin Cavallari (image courtesy of People magazine)
Center: Aimee Song (image courtesy of  songofstyle.blogspot.co.uk)
Right: Julianne Hough (image courtesy of www.dailymail.co.uk)

Floral patterned jeans have become a major fashion trend recently and they are a trend which is much more appealing to me than the monochrome one which is being featured heavily. I first saw it last year on Kristin Cavallari and I was reminded of my love for it when I saw Julianne Hough in a pair today.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Brownies

Image Courtesy of The Girl

Soo instead of making mini versions of the pain au chocolat I decided to make me and my family some brownies and to add a bit of a twist by incorporating some hazelnuts. I used a recipe from food.com (here) but I added 2 tablespoons of milk, no vanilla extract and took them out of the oven after 20-ish minutes. [Btw 350 Fahrenheit = 180 degrees Celsius].

Medical perspective: A&E

Each week I'll be discussing a different medical specialty for anybody who is interested in going to medical school or is already there and is still not sure what it is that they want to do.
This week I'll be discussing my dream specialty -  Accident and Emergency medicine.



Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Splurge or Steal


SPLURGE *or* STEAL


              
Dress: Olivia Rubin £235 approx.
Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent Rivera  Wedges £550
Bag: Tan Hermes Birkin Bag £9900
Accesorised with Tan Belt

Monday, 1 April 2013

[Fake] curry chicken wrap



A couple of weeks ago I visited Tamatanga (pictured above) which is an Indian restaurant based in Nottingham and IT.IS.AMAZING. I ordered a curry chicken wrap which was soo good that I felt that I had to (or rather attempt to) recreate it the second I got home.

Diamonds are a girls best friend...



This statement could be none the more truer than for me. If I'm just lazying about my room 'sweatpants, hair-tied, chilling with no makeup on' then I don't feel fully awake until I have a pair of diamond earrings on...

xo The Girl

Bags, bags and more Bags



When it comes to fashion I have two obsessions shoes and bags. I recently bought the above bag from Accessorize which I love and get frequently get complimented on, but that hasn't stopped me being on the look out for a new one...

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Sweet Like Chocolate



Image courtesy of : Luca Trovato


Tomorrow it is Easter sunday which means, for most of us, the end of the period of lent. This year I decided to give up chocolate for lent (why did I put myself through that?!) and because of my lack of will power in the beginning I have to wait another week until my 40 days are officially over!

'Hello you've reached 111, Please Hold...'




Over the past couple of days there has been one topic which has dominated UK health news and that topic is the new 111 NHS helpline. This helpline is intended to replace the NHS direct line as well as to take over the out-of-hours GP phone line and it is to be used by those who have a medical emergency but one which is not serious enough for a standard 999 call.


When I grow up...


1. When I graduate I want to be an A&E doctor











2. Be part of a medical research team

















3. I really want need to live in Paris
















Friday, 29 March 2013

For the first time...

Hello and welcome to Stethoscopes & Stuff!

With Spring (supposedly) around the corner I thought what better time than now to start my own blog! On here I want to share with you the things I love from fashion to food (...the stuff) as well as give you my opinions on health issues from around the world (...the Stethoscopes).

Hopefully you'll enjoy my ramblings on here, feel free to leave a comment :)

Thanks for reading xo