Sarah Paylor

Sarah is a born and bred Kentish girl living in beautiful Tunbridge Wells. As a mother of two young children, her days generally pass by in a whirlwind of baking, country walks, beachcombing and crafts (amid the usual grind!). Sarah loves writing and was delighted to win the ‘Community Vote’ for her blog, The Tunbridge Wells Mum at the last West Kent Business Awards. She also has a huge passion for lifestyle photography, and her secret wish is to one day have her pictures grace the pages of a glossy magazine.

A few questions about nice things...

Who do you most admire?

I admire the work of Twig Hutchinson, a London based interior and prop stylist who creates wonderfully inspiring catalogue product settings for the likes of Cath Kidston, Toast and Boden. I also think Jools Oliver is amazing. Whenever I’m having a tough day, I imagine her and her four young children, an insanely busy husband and everything else she manages to do including a clothes line for Mothercare and realise I’ve got it pretty easy. I admire qualities in so many people, especially those who work on making their dreams become a reality.

What are your favourite possessions?

Most definitely my many photo albums, diaries and scrapbooks. I know that one day in the distant future, I shall treasure the memories and words.

Tell us about your perfect day or weekend...

Wow, there would be so many things I‘d love to do! It would certainly involve a lazy breakfast with the children with fresh coffee, croissants and apricot jam, followed by a couple of hours indulgent time with friends at a spa. No perfect day would be complete without a trip to the beach and possibly a dip in the sea, regardless of the weather. And to finish off, I couldn’t think of anything better than sitting by the fire with my husband, glass of red in hand eating a slow cooked chilli.

What makes you happiest?

My children and husband, my friends and family, fresh air, reading, autumn leaves and the sea.

What would you like to do in the future?

As well as my photography dream, I often have visions of one day running a beautiful farmhouse b&b in the southwest of England. We would treat our guests to a typical rustic experience – seasonal home-cooked grub in a cosy home with stunning countryside on its doorstep. Perhaps with a couple of chickens wandering about too!