As someone who’s usually excited by the latest fashion or photography exhibition or the trusted favourite London art galleries and museums, my latest museum
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 of things to buy as part of my nursing kit, but after getting sick on week one I thought it might be sensible to have my own stethoscope to save me the time of using alcohol wipes on the school ones each time, and I did want to get a pink one mainly so that it would be distinctively mine when we were in class. One of my classmates bought an expensive rose gold one – so it’s not just me!!
Once we got into skills sessions I again realised it was important for me to have my own stethoscope, as I realised I actually wasn’t picking up doing manual blood pressures that well and was getting really frustrated with myself, so I thought getting my own kit would be useful so I could practice at home and nail manual blood pressures in time for my assessments. So I bought a basic kit with a sphygmomanometer and stethoscope, as it was only for practising I just went for a cheap option on amazon, turning my nose up at the expensive Littmann stethoscopes because I felt I just wouldn’t need it, plus I’m a student keeping the costs low. But as the old motto says – ‘buy cheap, buy twice’ – that kit didn’t help me with my practice – mainly because I wouldn’t actually hear anything through the cheap stethoscope! I felt it was a good investment for me in the end to buy a stethoscope that actually did the job, so I gave into the Littmann dream, in candy pink!
Isn’t she beautiful?
Wish me luck with my up and coming blood pressure assessment – together me and pinky hope to nail it!
Affectionately known as Boo to my friends, I opened bake-a-boo in 2006 and after 10 years of making cake dreams come true, hosting fabulous tea parties and releasing a cookbook I have now closed the doors of the tea room. Plagued with severe endometriosis and several food allergies I’m turning all the bad into something good and after being a great patient, I’m now training to hopefully become a ‘great’ nurse! Here I’m sharing my journey, and talking health, my inspirations and life after bake-a-boo…..and of course CAKE! You can take the girl out of the cake shop but you can’t take the cake shop out of the girl so find out here how I can still help you with cakes and treats and parties galore x