New Blog – Skills & Simulation

I thought I would see if any of you would be interested in checking out my work team’s new blog!

I work for Buckinghamshire New University for the Skills and Simulation team and we’ve created the blog to share the work we do behind the scenes.

You’ll see some cool moulage, where authentic wounds are added to live actors and manikins for nursing students to treat in their classes – here’s me with a flash burn applied to my forearm:

I’d love for you to have a look at the blog – it was all the amazing book review blogs here that inspired me to create my own and finally to help in creating one for the Skills and Simulation team to share all our hard work and achievements.


Book Review: I See You

i see you

Title: I See You
Author: Clare Mackintosh
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group UK
Published: 28th July 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:

You do the same thing every day.

You know exactly where you’re going.

You’re not alone.

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation: just a website, a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.

Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make . . .

I cannot recommend this book enough. I thought it would be really hard to follow on from I Let You Go which is in my top 10 books I have ever read but Clare Mackintosh has more than managed to add I See You to the list.

An intense, scarily believable (and exceptionally clever) plot full of heart-stopping twists and real emotions; I almost forgot to breathe at so many points. Clare’s writing skills really are second to none; she has a real talent for engaging the reader. The suspense devoured me and I ended up finishing the book within a day and a half – I just couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I cancelled all my weekend plans and raced through it (worth it).

Zoe’s character is fantastic; she is imperfect just like most of the population and you can really identify with her and the way she tries to deal with the extraordinary circumstances she finds herself in. Reading those short chapters from the perpetrator’s point of view was so gripping and had my hairs standing on end – creepy, dark and terrifyingly realistic.

Lastly, the most beautiful cover of a book I have ever seen! I will treasure this on my bookshelf.

Huge thanks to Tracy from TBC and the publishers for the ARC.

five stars