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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

LittleVet in the 'Big City'

After I had circled Westminster Abbey for the second time searching for the examination hall I started to feel that maybe I wasn't cut out for the 'big smoke'.  

The hotel was nice but I was the only 'non tourist' 'non business' person at breakfast which was run by the hotel staff like a military drill.

The exam hall was an evangelical church and I prayed for the first time in my life.

There were 56 of us in all.  The men arrived with suitcases full of books, the women sat deep breathing in the moments before we entered the exam room. 

Now I am exhausted, on call immediately on my return and for the entire weekend, I have never been so tired in my entire life, a mix of physical exhaustion through lack of sleep and mental exhaustion from two weeks of hard revision.  Finding it hard to muster the strength to pick up a book and start revision for the vivas which are notoriously hard to pass first time.

I hear one of the examiners is single, tomorrow I'm getting my highlights done and buying a new dress..............