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More About Sheila Adby

Sheila Adby's previous book, Hamsters in Sickness and in Health, was co-written and based on her experience of fostering hamsters. Aside from writing, two of her passions are flower arranging and baking. She has competed in many floral art competitions including the Chelsea Flower Show, where she attained numerous medals including two Gold. Sheila also runs a successful afternoon tea business in the Bromley/Orpinington area of Kent. It is her experiences of the flower arranging world, combined with her love of baking, which inspired her debut novel Just a Bunch of Flowers.

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Afternoon Tea

Sheila holds a Leith's cookery school patisserie certificate and is qualified at Level two Food Hygiene and Safety for Catering, she has been baking cakes and gateaux for more than 40 years. See the website or alternatively follow our Facebook page: Afternoontea4all | Facebook


Strawberry Gateaux


Afternoon Tea



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Flower Arranging

Sheila has been flower arranging for 15 years and holds a level 2 City and Guilds Certificate in Floristry. She has competed in many competitions and is a double gold medal winner at Chelsea Flower Show. Sheila now runs various flower arranging workshops and classes in the Orpington/Bromley area of Kent. Send Sheila a message via the contact section to find out about any upcoming workshops and classes.


Tropical Display


Tree of Life

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Hamsters in Sickness and in Health

Sheila's first published book was a non fiction work all about caring for hamsters. This book was written after Sheila had spent many years fostering abandoned and unwanted Hamsters. Hamsters in Sickness and in Health is a fantastic resource for any Hamster owners and can be found at


Hamsters can catch the human common cold


Did you know that hamsters are prone to diabetes?


Did you know that Hamsters are short sighted?

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