My name is Sally and I’m mum to two beautiful (yet sometimes infuriating) girls. Bear is 2 and Bunny is 4. We live in a small coastal area in the South East of England. We err on the “knit your own yoghurt” side of life – cloth nappies, extended breastfeeding, babywearing, chemical-free and some organic living.
I used to work in London at an amazing firm of Landscape Architects and Urban Designers, but after the birth of Bear, decided not to return and dedicated the next year to being a full time mum with some “work-lite” thrown in for good measure: running a nappy and sling library with some friends, training and practising as a breastfeeding peer supporter, helping out my 92 year old deaf and blind great uncle, and even a summer as a change-over assistant for my parents’ holiday let. But these “jobs” mostly included my children so didn’t feel too much like work!
Earlier this year, I took a job in a school, working weekday mornings and this is giving me some new skills while I consider what to do next. The world is still my oyster!
As my blog will highlight, I am passionate about regeneration and am an active member of my local community through our town team. I hope that I can be instrumental in making changes that will create a legacy that makes my children and their peers proud to grow up here, rather than the shame I felt living in this much derided area. It has so much to be proud of, yet high unemployment rates, and being a faded seaside town that lost its identity in the world of mass tourism saw its decline.
I use this blog to record our memories and the stories behind the many photographs we take as we go through life having adventures and fun. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!