Theatre from the outside looking in Part 3

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Pre-op – I think a little piece of my heart will always remain there….

It was my first placement, the first ‘hospital people’ I came into contact with. It was a series of firsts that so quickly just

My 11 top tips for starting your Nursing Degree

I can’t actually believe I’m heading into my 2nd year of nursing in a couple of weeks, there is still so much I want to share with you about year one and the amazing experiences I have had and the extraordinary people I have met.

For now I wanted to

Fashion Styling

In my last post I talked about being a mature student and how different it was from my last stint at University – when I did a degree in Product Development for the Fashion Industry at The London College of Fashion. I talked about how I still use my first degree every

Being a ‘mature’ student

A lot of people thought I’d possibly lost my mind when I said I was going to do nursing but also that I was going to put myself through university for 3 years, as a mature student. Especially as I already did a degree when I was 18 so it wasn’t

Theatre from the outside looking in Part 2

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..Continued

As I touched on in part one – my experience in the Theatre admissions unit confirmed my initial thoughts about the direction I would like to go in my nursing journey. I was lucky to have my

Darryn’s 40th Birthday cupcakes

One thing I love about my freedom from ‘the cake shop’ is getting to make really special and personal cakes for people that I know and love and it not be stressful or feeling under pressure to say yes, I get to really make every one with complete love and

My free from taste of Summer – July Favourites

Having been strictly gluten and dairy free for the last 14 years and even more so the last few years to help control my endometriosis, I get asked all the time the yummiest products I recommend that are gluten and dairy free. So I wanted to share those with you each month

Learning to change

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Being a student nurse is one big rollercoaster, and at every point of the rollercoaster you have information thrown at you that god help you if you don’t remember – because its’ likely someone will

Theatre from the inside looking in

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Using the term ‘break a leg’ in a theatre just took on a whole new meaning.

When I considered embarking on a career in nursing, a lot of my decisions were based on my own hospital experiences.

What’s happening at 86 Mill Lane?

I haven’t blogged for an awfully long time, and that’s just because life has been incredibly busy and all new. I have so much I want to share and will do over time, but for now I felt compelled to write something here after yesterday I found that stories from

Farewell Andrew Sachs

I was sad to hear this week that Andrew Sachs had passed away. This news particularly struck a chord with me for a couple of reasons. Firstly the day I heard this news I had just spent all day at a conference as part of my nursing degree about Dementia

Jam donut heaven

You know that gluten free and dairy free cakes are my thing, and the whole reason that bake-a-boo existed in the first place – simply to feed my own selfish need, which I was so lucky to eventually have the opportunity to share with you all from 2004 onwards.

Now gluten

You can take the girl out of bake-a-boo…..

You can take the girl out of bake-a-boo and try to make her a nurse…. but you can’t take the bake-a-boo out of the nurse!!

…..Yes I did get a candy coloured PINK stethoscope!!!

Now there were other reasons for this. Actually I didn’t consider a stethoscope to be on my list

Learning to breathe

Featured image – Inhale & Exhale prints from Printabold on Etsy – http://etsy.me/2frKedS

So I had surgery last Friday. That’s not what this post is going to be about but many of you will know that I have really suffered with endometriosis the past few years and this was my 5th surgery. This

It’s ok not to be ok

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This week I celebrated the birthday of a good friend. Someone I met through bake-a-boo and was always my go-to person for both DIY jobs I needed in the shop and giggles on a rainy day.

He became my brother on Mill Lane.

Until 2013.

….When he took