Lucy Loves Salt Baker

This week’s guest is the kind, compassionate and extremely hardworking Liv Connolly-Bastock. Liv is the proud co-owner and head baker at the Salt cafe in Edinburgh which is proudly listed as the number one cafe in the city. Liv and her partner risked it all by investing all their savings in opening a cafe at the end of the first lockdown. We talk about the effects of the pandemic, how it’s important to follow your dreams, the stresses and rewards of running a cafe and how baking has been a constant throughout her life.   Here are the highlights: (02:33) Liv’s journey to opening a cafe (05:42) What brought Liv to Edinburgh (10:17) Being a risk-taker (14:54) On being a hands-on business owner (19:30) When Liv had a panic attack at work (25:25) Liv’s proudest moments (29:58) Liv’s book recommendation (40:13) What makes Liv’s heart smile   Contact Liv: Website: Instagram (Business): Instagram (Personal): @salt.baker   Charities mentioned: The Burnt Chef Project: Rosie Runs to Kathmandu:   Liv’s book recommendations: Just a Little Run Around the World by Rosie Swale Pope   Find out more about Lucy and listen to more episodes at  

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Lucy Loves is a podcast bringing a bit of light-hearted fun and humour, inspired by you for you. It is borne from Lucy’s love of listening and love of laughter. Each week our aim is to bring you a few laughs and some inspiring momentum to lift the spirits - and to find out what makes your heart smile. Lucy Gourlay is a happy, hard-working, busy single mum to two fabulous children. Lucy lives in rural Northumberland and loves baking. She also loves the idea of running! Lucy is a Time to Think coach giving unconditional space to people who don’t feel listened to. Each week Lucy chats to a different guest so they can bring their laughter and humour and we can learn about what or who inspires them to keep the feel-good moments alive. Life has its fair share of challenges and we can be affected in so many ways. But it is remembering to find or look for the humour, the heartwarming, or even the laugh out loud moments - and that’s what we aim to do each week, is to find the laughter in amongst the challenges. We really hope you enjoy this podcast and would love you to subscribe so you can keep updated with new episodes. And if you really enjoy it, it would mean a great deal if you can leave a review.