Wall of Fame: Sam Mackley
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Sam runs Mummy Looks Fab (an online maternity and nursing clothes store which is rather fab). Living in Shoreham By Sea with her partner and two children, Jensen and Seren. She shares with us what she thinks is great about Brighton.
Age? 39 and hoping to stay that way
Partner? James – bless ‘im (That’s his full name)
Brighton born & bred? I was London and then Wales, but my in laws and husband are Sussex born and bred.
What’s the best thing about being a parent in the city? The amazing variety of -interesting things to do and the fact that so much of it is so child-oriented and child-welcoming. I love that that the city is more eco-aware and gentle than many other similar sized places, but still retains a modern vibrancy.
Occupation? I run my own business selling designer breastfeeding clothes – mainly dresses, and this year we are launching a new range of clothes from Seren Maternity – very exciting! In my “spare” time, I also help local small businesses with their book keeping and admin - businesses like my own that couldn’t afford full time qualified help, but need a couple of hours of support a month. I also recently became a trained “bra lady” so now I can make sure people are wearing the right bra whilst helping them with their VAT return!
What are your interests? Lots of reading, building up my veg patch and I have recently been working on trying to cook the “perfect” curry. (i.e One that my whole family can eat together!)
What’s your favourite Brighton memory (with or without child)? Getting married at the Pavilion.
Favourite place in Brighton and vicinity? It’s got to be the Pavilion for the above reason but we also love the pier – cheesy and touristy as it is. Anywhere that always smells of do-nuts and chips is fine by me.