11th week

My life after 11 weeks in the Kingdom.

Hey guys, time to catch up! It is almost 3 months living in UK and I am still unemployed. Yeah.

The featured picture is taken from my neighbourhood. I think this is the most vivid rainbow I have ever seen (#nofilter)!

So about life. Yes, I know. I also feel like a tick that just came here to… be. Good news is that I found an amazing private practice who would like to hire me until the end of August. Great, right?!

It’s a small practice, but all the physios are very experienced, so I have a lot to learn. I am so excited! I was shadowing them for a week to see how they are working and if British physiotherapy and Estonian physiotherapy is really the same thing. Well I must say they do it a bit differently, but as the diagnosis are the same, in big picture we are still working for the same purpose. I do like that they are very much in details, which makes you want to put a whole more effort in your job as well. Another good thing in the system is that physios can decide by themselves, when the patient should get his therapies. When coming through NHS (like Estonian Haigekassa), patients do have limited amount of therapies, but unlike in Estonia, physiotherapist can decide if those 3-4 times are in 2 months, 3 months or even in half a year. It does put a lot of presssure on the patient in the healing process, but it gives the physio an opportunity to try different things and really see the progress. I am so excited! And not only were all the physios smart and professional, but they were also very helpful and willing to teach me. I couldn’t be more thankful.

The thing is, that I will start in the beginning on April, which means I have again free time. I guess I have to go to some more football and rugby matches. Btw, on Saturday I was attending my first rugby match EVER. Well, I didn’t really see anything, because as it was St Patrick weekend there was a lot of people and that means selling a lot of beer. And as it was an Irish party, we were wearing green shirts AND big fluffy hats (yeah, happens when you think they cannot make you be embarrassed any more). I had 8.5h shift with no breaks. The only time I sat down during that time was once when I was in toilet. The last few hours I was so tired that almost everyone started to annoy me. Some of them for sure didn’t really deserve it, but some of them did… big time. There was one Asian guy who literally did nothing. Bitched about going to the till (although the manager said he has to) and instead just did nothing. You can see there’s a long queue, everyone is busy, and he just stood there and talked to the customers about his day. It does make you mad, because you know, you will get paid the same. And when people order like 6-8 pints of Guinness at once, it takes a lot of time. Especially when the customer insists that you let the beer settle a bit  before filling the whole cup. Really?! Can you not see those 50 people behind you?! I don’t really know why people are so damn selfish. Another type of customers are those who insist you poor a new one in front of their eyes. Before half times we usually fill the cups half way so it will go faster when people come. It really is just about serving faster and not keeping people waiting for too long. But no, there are few people out there, who think that if the beer has been there for 2 min, it ain’t good any more. Or when you have filled a cup with Heineken and it comes out the customer has changed his mind, so there is just one fine beer standing on the table. And when next one asks for Heineken, and I give him the one I taped 2 min ago, it ain’t fresh.

Another co-worker that was pinching my nerves on that day was an old lady in the till. Not only was she slow, but again instead of turning around, saving everyone’s time, and taking the beers from the table by herself, she yelled at us to bring the beers already faster. She also felt she needed to fill the fridge up every time she took something out. Again, instead of just letting us do our work, she gave us mad looks when we were standing in front of the fridge trying to give out beers. Really?! I guess when you have a lot of experience, you just tend to work like you always have, and not really adapt with the situations/people. Maybe working there is not a good idea when you are over 80. I just said MAYBE. So, sounds fun, yeah. I left the stadium with a major headache as all I ate during the whole shift was 2 glasses of water. I got home, made myself a big meal of pasta and ate like 3 bites of it. I guess at that point I was just more tired than hungry. Slept 12h like it was nothing (and usually my limit is 10).

The good thing about delaying a  bit my start at the practice is that I have another week off. If everything goes well, Tom will bring the car for next week, and we will have a little road trip in South of England and Wales. That, my friends, means fresh travel stories very very soon!

BTW, I have again added some pictures to my collection in the photography section, so go check them out! If you do like them, you can check my instagram pics as well (hhnnhlmbrg). Actually, I have bunch of stuff on my instagram  that I don’t really write about in here (like my big passion- FOOD). I also try not to post the same pictures from trips, so it would be worth following both of them!

I have been writing for few months now and I really enjoy it.  Right now I am just writing about my life and experiences/memories that really mean something to me. If you would like to hear about something else, let me know! I also appreciate all of your kind words and enjoying my way with me!

I am aware of the situation in London, so just so you know, I am all good. I am sorry that this kind of people exist and make these tragedies happen. I know for some people it is difficult to understand, why anyone would want to travel at all when this kind of terrible events are happening right behind your door. As I have had a lot of time lately, I have been watching a lot of movies. So this post’s song is from a children movie. I picked up the movie randomly and usually don’t even like the music in those, but I kind of related to this one. Not literally, but I did. So, maybe if you listen it, you will understand me more as well.

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