Sunshine Makes and Bakes was started when I became ill with ME/CFS and could no longer work as a teacher. 

I had previously been working and living the sunny life in Dubai and loved travelling, taking photographs, spending time with friends and enjoying everything life threw at me.

However, in October 2015 I became ill and developed alopecia, I travelled back home and what followed has been two years of life changing events. I lost my independence and have become totally dependent on my family and friends in every way possible. That was until a few months back when I had the idea of creating a small business that I could control but that would give me a focus and allow me to take back some of my independence and that’s when Sunshine Makes and Bakes was born.

As a teacher, I have always been creative and as the daughter of a superb baker, have always enjoyed making cakes and other yummy things. Therefore what I have to offer is based around these two areas. 

Orders can be personalised with names and dates and specific colours can be requested - if you don’t ask you won’t get! All I do ask is that you give me at least 10 days notice to be able to make your orders, this is a spoonie business (if you don’t know what that means, take a look at my blog post) and ultimately it means that my work fits around my health which is perfect.

I am so excited to be sharing my wares with you and look forward to sending some sunshine your way soon.

Thank you for all your support,


aka #hairlesshannah

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