Excitement uncovered when least expected

EMOTIONS are reasonably predictable in a GP surgery and probably reflect the GP and patient cohort. Out here in Dunedoo people are pretty steady, and I try to be too. Excitement isn’t very common in the surgery, although I do get a bit excited when we don’t have more than two or three patients waiting at a time. I get excited too when I can take a break at lunchtime and duck out and get a newspaper or return with a tasty chai latte. Patients, I would say, are rarely ‘excited’.

That’s the joy of home life, when I see real excitement on the kids’