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Interpreting some of the data material I start looking at the questionnaire this time. There is no logical reason to it, it’s just what I picked up first but I consider I should have gone through in the same order as I had with N’s. I note she has chosen a jokey name and question…

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Another friend praying with my wobbly leg and I talked of ‘balance’- if the person is on one leg and not balanced this can lead to the other part withering through no use. This is significant to me, but also in the issue of midwifery, of students, of people. Isn’t this all about what I…

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My birthday- but what has interested me has been the amount of butterflies as symbols on both presents and cards. And we went to a castle today that had a butterfly farm! The butterfly is a symbol to me the transformation taking place in my head and my heart; the process of self-growth and development.…

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Good Friday- we have our Easter tradition of making [things] for the tree. The theme of love remains strong for me this year so we have each made a heart. For me Love came down… on one side and the other…and stayed. The cross symbolising the death and flowers on the other side symbolising life.

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A session on holistic care and complementary therapies. The need for students to find that place of release was clear- they are quite stressed and emotions were high. It was interesting how some of them, and I would say the most ‘creative’ , were talking about how hard it was to ‘fit in’ with current…