About me

Wannabe supermum trying to get the perfect work life balance.

I'm a product of the 'women can have it all' generation. And I want it all: the perfect family, the perfect career, the perfect home: the perfect life.

This is not at all easy for someone who finds it difficult to say no!

So, life for me is about juggling the needs of four young children, developing my marketing and communications consultancy, work as a school governor, church stuff, volunteering as a breastfeeding peer supporter, trying to go out running, trying to keep fit and healthy and supporting the Exeter Chiefs and England at rugby. But thankfully, my gorgeous husband is an absolute saint.

Seaside Belle is mainly a blog about what I get up to and how I try to fit everything in.

We're based in South Devon, so there are also lots of posts about what we get up to in the area.

Since having children, I've found myself increasingly being drawn to a more natural approach to life. I'm no crunchy earth mama, but I embrace all things that seem to fit under the AP (attachment parenting) umbrella: breastfeeding, baby wearing, cloth nappies etc.

I enjoy baking and cooking. I'd love to be more handy at crafts like knitting and making my own toiletries – but time, all too often, gets in the way. And I'm not actually very good at that sort of thing!

Professionally, I'm a Chartered Marketer and an entry level member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. If you want to find out more about my marketing, PR, writing and proofreading work, have a look at my business website: Cosmic Frog.

I hope you enjoy my blog. Please do get in touch if anything is of particular interest. And if you like what you read, you can subscribe to receive email updates whenever I post. You can also read more and chat to us via Facebook and Twitter.

(aka Seaside Belle)


  1. Hi Just found your blog. I'm a devon mummy too. Looking forward to reading your posts :-)

  2. to a fellow Devon mum.
    I started following you last week. It's always nice to find out what someone local is up to.

  3. Hello, I found you through Devon Parent Bloggers on facebook. I love your blog and the fact you are local. Great work x

  4. Thanks. I hope to meet you in real life maybe at a local blogger get together.