Thanks so much to Ailsa Abraham Author for having me as a guest! If you haven’t met her yet, go over and visit!
You may remember that I had the most amazing good fortune to have coffee with an on-line friend in Barcelona recently. She is so interesting that I wanted her to come and chat with the rest of you, as she did with us. I have found my French doppelgänger in the UK but now my Catalan one too. Olga has lived in England as long as I have in France so we swapped stories of being “foreign”!
Olga, darling – step off the magic carpet and give me a big hug. Lily remembers you and wants a fuss and I’m sure Badger will be in shortly with some drinks.
Tell us – you are a forensic psychiatrist. What is that? What do you do?
First, thanks so much for having me at your cottage. I’ve enjoyed all the visitors you’ve had so far and I loved meeting you and your…
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So pleased to her you refer to ‘patients’. I never could stand the politically-correct but ridiculous appellations of ‘clients’, or ‘service users’ either!
Good interview, I am looking forward to the next part.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks Pete. I’m sure there was a discussion about this at the Royal College of Psychiatrist and they also decided patients was the right term. I don’t honestly mind but I think the changes have to be a bit more substantial than just changing a name… Books are in the menu for tomorrow:)
This was a very interesting interview Olga. I’m glad you brought out your thoughts on careers, but particularly on the translating. Mega hugs my friend.
Thanks Teagan. It’s a shame we don’t have a transcription of the conversation as Ailsa had great anecdotes of her French experiences, and has even given talks to French doctors about how to treat Brit expats.
Ha! I’m sure she could tell them a thing or two. Hugs.
Indeed. She gave them insights they didn’t expect at all!