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

Featured image by Monika Traikov, taken from www.for-example.org


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

Gluten free bread making

Now as some of you may know gluten free cakes are kind of my thing, and they have been for a while. I’ve been gluten free for 13 years now and have never looked back, how it has benefited my life and wellbeing is immeasurable. 13 years ago being gluten

Seren’s Alice in Wonderland themed party

Recently it was one of my favourite little girl’s birthday parties and I was put on lockdown for the whole weekend to go and stay in Surrey to not only attend the party but also style the party and of course, make cakes.

Seren’s 4th Birthday was an Alice and

Identifying as a #girlboss

Throughout my bake-a-boo journey, I never saw myself as ‘an entrepreneur’, not ever. But I guess you could say I had an idea, a dream, a passion. I had something I really wanted to do all the time and share with other people. I took that by the horns and

Surviving cold & flu season the natural way

My first week of nursing school was slightly tainted by getting ill on day two, I’ve had a really bad cold that apparently does the rounds the first week of university and has been coined ‘freshers flu’ but it’s pretty much knocked me sideways, and really bad timing when I

My first week at nursing school

So I’ve just finished my first week at uni… I am now officially a student nurse and have a better vision now of what that actually means. As I have been reminded several times this week by my various lecturers and tutors – I am not just doing a Bsc

My back to school wish list

Lexi Striped ring binder from WHSmith
Marble paper file from Studio Sarah 
Vitapen highlighters from Selfridges
This week at school blackboard from Southwood Stores
Brave is the new black print from Southwood Stores
Get it done notepad from Rifle Paper co.
Marble ‘Z’ notebook from Studio Sarah
‘I did my

Rosie’s Cake

Last weekend I made a cake for Rosie. I’ve made a cake for Rosie every year for as long as I had bake-a-boo. There’s lots of children that I’ve seen growing up through making their cakes every year. Having a local tea room like I did – you get to