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  • Day20

    Week 3 of Placement

    March 12, 2018 in Malta ⋅ ☀️ 5 °C

    Lovely to meet Roosa an fellow OT student from Finland who will be working with us. We now have a weekly schedule to follow and are hoping we will be able to carry out some OT assessments soon. It seems schedules and plans change daily at Inspire so it is best to have a flexible approach and the ability to think quickly to accommodate the unexpected changes and plan activities! Definitely more reading is required.
    Sometimes placement can feel like being on the 'The Apprentice' where your every action and reaction is being observed, really nice to get feedback that your engagement and contribution to the team has been noticed and is appreciated.
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    corinna Thomas

    A truly international exxperience

    Lynne Newell

    Finally back on line and able to catch up with you xx sounds like you are having a great time xx

  • Day63

    Week 9: Placement passing by so quickly!

    April 24, 2018 in Malta ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Oh my it is week 9 already! Although I am ready for home there is still so much to do and learn. I do not feel at all prepared for my VIVA 😣 Placement is going by quickly! Having to indulge in a few iced beers and lattes to keep working on learning outcomes in the sunshine!
    When working at the Bulebel site I pass a catering company displaying wedding cakes not too dissimilar to the size I used to do... got me wonder if only things had been different... but then I wouldn't be here in Malta completing a degree..strange where life takes you 😀
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    Emma Robinson

    Yes it’s gone so fast!! I’m sure you’ve learned more than you think. Not to worry about the VIVA, plenty of time for rehearsal....after a catch up 😄💬🤓🍷

    Lynne Newell

    You'll be fine Gilly. I'm sure you'll get all the info you'll need. Xx

  • Day73

    Week 10 Frustrated

    May 4, 2018 in Malta ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Having to remind myself of the mission statement of Inspire to help me remain focused on what I am here to achieve!
    It's been a frustrating 10 weeks with lots of things planned that never materialise. It seems there is always a reason why things cannot be done instead of looking at and actually doing what can be done with the resources and time avaliable.
    It made me sad to wander around the gardens of Inspire that were once beautiful and accessible to all. They are now neglected and abandoned. The horses and planting area too need some TLC. Funding of course is an issue but I don't think that's the only reason especially when there is a team of willing volunteers and students who are desperate for a project but instead just have to wait.....
    Week ended with a meeting with the CEO and CSO who bamboozled me with all the reasons why things can't be done. And there lies the problem. I now feel as disillusioned as the rest of the staff. I am so ready for home!
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    Emma Robinson

    I’m sure you’ve still had a positive impact on the place - just with your presence ☺️ almost home time, and I can’t wait to see you!! xxx

    Lynne Newell

    Can't 'like' this post as it's so sad that so much is left undone. I think it's a cultural thing - look at the building sites around the whole island. Tomorrow tomorrow. ....

  • Day54

    Day 54: Swimming!

    April 15, 2018 in Malta ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Lots of work to do this weekend on learning outcomes so appreciated a very cold windy day on Saturday making it very unpleasant to go out. Still managed a run and a visit to church for some spiritual and occupational balance. Lovely to have a netflix night with Grace although we spent most of the time sharing pictures and stories about our families 😊 which I think helped Grace who is feeling a little homesick.
    Sunday was very warm and pleasant so after morning coffee headed to St Thomas' beach. Although the sea was some what rough I took the plunge and went swimming 🤤 It was quite invigorating! Think this may have given Grace the courage to try it next time!
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    Julie Ellis

    Very brave Gill. Xx

    Catherine and Steve Duck

    😎 X looking good!

    Emma Robinson

    Aww loving the pics and the Occupational balance!

  • Day82

    Week 11: And so it ends....

    May 13, 2018 in Malta ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Or is it just the begining?
    82 days in Malta and our placement ends. So glad to have spent it with Grace - my Malta OT buddy.🤗
    A week of mixed emotions final documents, hand overs and goodbyes. I can't believe it's over, yet I am so ready for home. Did a final visit to coffee circus for some avocado lime and coconut ice cream - delicious . Check out how much the cacti has grown in 3 months!
    Feeling of great accomplishment to end with a distinction for both of us.👩🏼‍🎓👩‍🎓
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    Lynne Newell

    Well done Gill. You deserve the distinction. Hope to see you soon xx

  • Day18

    Day 18: A walk to St Thomas Bay

    March 10, 2018 in Malta ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    7.00am the construction men start with their jack hammering even on a Saturday!!! So we had to go somewhere slightly more peaceful. Today was hotter then anticipated and guess who forget to put the sun cream on! Will I ever learn?? Beautiful relaxing day even had a paddle in the sea!
    It turns out I have come on placement with and I quote "a vegetarian who doesn't really like vegetables!" This limits the places we can eat as although Marsaskala has plenty of restaurants very few cater for vegetarians which is surprising. So we have agreed if all else fails on this placement we will open a vegetarian restaurant instead !
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    corinna Thomas

    Maybe you can succeed at placement AND open a vegetarian restaurant!

  • Day19

    Day 19: The Rosary Chapel

    March 11, 2018 in Malta ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    This was an unexpected treat! On taking some photographs of the view from a tiny chapel built in 1856 a gentleman in the chapel insisted I followed him to the roof for a better view. I had to climb the tiniest stone spiral staircase of 40 steps but it was delightful! Stayed for the English service, so many different nationalities in the congregation and the priest drank all the communion wine and only gave out the bread!! Is this usual in catholic services? Will go again to find out.. Lovely to meet other people who worked at Inspire there too.Read more

    corinna Thomas

    Great photos

  • Day32

    Day 32: Rest and relaxation

    March 24, 2018 in Malta ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Placement can be exhausting so a restful weekend was in order with frequent visits to my favourite coffee bar 'Coffee Circus'. Found a new car for Jenni. Those of you who know me well know I struggle with pronunciations sometimes (goujons, ambulance etc) well the same just happened when asking for this delicious quinoa salad!!
    Met up with some of the volunteers and attended the opening night of a new reggae bar - Zion!
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    Emma Robinson

    Loving your photos Gill! That car is fab - the cup and saucer too!

  • Day34

    Week 5: Getting ready for Easter

    March 26, 2018 in Malta ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Two short weeks for placement as Inspire closes for Easter. Only working Monday and Tuesday. Unfortunately our educator was ill with a high fever so it was myself and Grace who had to run the multi-sensory rooms. Decided to split the groups to enable the children to explore some rooms individually which allowed for one to one interaction. A successful two days.
    Grace headed home for Easter so had a farewell meal in an brand new Indian restaurant.
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    Emma Robinson

    Sounds like a great opportunity for leadership running the rooms - hope your educator is feeling better though!


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