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0615: Dragged out of bed by the alarm clock - and the Ardnamurchan point

The Jobbing Doctor kicks off our day in the life of modern general practice with an uncomfortably early start.

The Jobbing Doctor kicks off our day in the life of modern general practice with an uncomfortably early start.

Usually, I rise early. The alarm is set off for 5.15, and today I am going to get some exercise at my local gym. It is difficult to get organised, as I have to get my gym stuff ready, my day clothes, lunch and sundry other items.

Being a gentleman of a certain age, I tend to listen to BBC Radio 4 in bed. I need a deadline to get out of that cosy place, and that is the uttering of the immortal words 'Ardnamurchan point' twice on the reports from the inshore waters. I don't even know where Ardnamurchan point is, but it sounds windswept and northern.

My bed is very inviting, but I need to get some exercise as most of the rest of the day I shall be sitting in a chair. Not brilliant for my health.

I don't think I look very beautiful today in my sports kit, but when I get to the gym, I shall be inconspicuous. Just another 50-something slightly overweight bloke desperately trying not to go to seed.

To quote Hamlet: 'Oh, that this all too solid flesh would melt'.

Jobbing Doctor

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