In Love with Autumn

After 35 years living in London, and being London girl born an bred through and through, I moved to the countryside last year and haven’t looked back. Whilst I’m in London all the time, for my nursing clinical placements and seeing friends and family, I always enjoy coming back home

Coming face to face with Cancer

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The big C – the word everyone fears, and the diagnosis that no one want to hear, but the one that 1 in 2 of us will be labelled with. In all my biology lessons and the

Nurse Boo’s Birthday Cake

Just had to share with you the Birthday Cake that my friends organised for me. I did not make this, it was ordered for me an I absolutely love it, it encompasses my two worlds so well and may be the best cake anyone has ever got for me, because

Happy Nurses’ Day

It feels like a special week to celebrate both my Birthday and the special day that is Nurses’ Day, today on the 12th May. As a future nurse I feel very involved in this profession already and love that this is a day we can celebrate Nurses and all that

Birthday Lust list

Tomorrow is my birthday and I have a lust list on my phone that I put links of things I’m lusting after, these are non essentials, and just for me things. Seen as it’s my birthday tomorrow I thought I’d share some of my favourite things on my wish list..

“You’re not a social worker”

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“You’re not a social worker.”

“You have to be a nurse and a social worker in this job”

….Two very contrasting statements relating to the same thing. Both things I was told by nurses.

As a student

“Oh the people I’ve met..”

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“Oh the people I’ve met, are the wonders of my world”
These are song lyrics from Adele’s Hometown Glory that come into my head so often when I’m at work or at home looking back on the day

Gluten & dairy free banana loaf

I always whip this up when I have over ripe bananas, I hate to waste food and who needs a reason to enjoy cake? It’s also refined sugar free!

Enjoy xx
INGREDIENTS
150g dairy free margarine Vitalite, Flora dairy free or Pure Sunflower are my go to! *if you are not bothered about

Beverley

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*Beverley’s name has been changed

When I first saw Beverley I knew she meant business. She had a presence. Almost indescribable, she was scary in an authorative way and a way that only someone who is confident in

Festive Free From Favourites

This time of year you would think would be hard for someone who is both gluten and dairy free. But I have to say it does seem to get that little bit easier every year with so many great products now on offer for us Gluten and dairy free-ers!

Now that

My Halloween Fashion Picks

Happy Halloween Everybody…..Hope your day has been filled with treats and spooky fun.

Autumn is probably my favourite time of year and with Halloween and fireworks night so close together is seems like a time to celebrate all things Autumn. One of my favourite things about this time of year is

My first experience of a patient dying

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**Please be aware that this post deals with sensitive issues surrounding death and loss**

Last week whilst I was working on the ward doing a bank shift as an HCA, a patient died. This is my first experience

Nursing one year on – A reflection

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It’s one year today that I walked into university for the first time as a mature student and became a student nurse.

“nursing is not just a job, it’s a profession”

It’s interesting that this is one of

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