This week we are very excited to introduce you to the super-talented Alice Driver, Mama to Edward (22 months) and founder of The Drive Project. The Drive Project is a very special organisation that delivers creative projects, transformative talks and training to empower, inspire & motivate. Alice's work has been seen by 42,000 live audience members and nearly two million TV viewers, this mama is definitely one to watch...
What time did you wake up this morning?
What was your very first thought of the day?
I hope Al hasn't left yet so he can pick Edward up and bring him in here.
What are your 3 essentials for getting up, out and at 'em?
Weetabix, Tea and some form of clothing
Describe a typical working morning.
There isn't one. Either dropping off Edward at his nursery or the lovely Jodie comes to our house and I am normally running off to get to a meeting.
Your perfect local lunch spot would be...
Beales Barn (without a small child in tow)
The happiest moment in your day?
Picking up Edward from nursery and seeing his smile when he notices me.
The hardest moment in your day?
Trying to finish off work when Edward is about and he is either trying to pull me off my chair or shut my laptop.
#1 tip for juggling work and family life?
Reminding myself that I am doing brilliantly. This was particularly useful when I was going off on a really important business trip and I left Edward in the sitting room while I popped upstairs to get something just before I dropped him off. When I came back in he had taken off his shorts and nappy and done a poo on the carpet.
Most overused word of the day?
Once the kids are in bed I...
Watch Love Island. There, I admit it.
Top 3 local gems?
If you are a book lover then Barnetts Bookshop in Wadhurst is my secret pleasure. Richard who runs it is brilliant, they can order in books for the next day and run literary lounges with well known authors and you get a glass of wine thrown in!
If I fancy a treat I go and have a gel manicure at The Beauty Bar in Wadhurst. They are lovely there plus it is a 5 minute walk from my house.
Finally I love going to Bedgebury with Edward and heading up to the Pirate ship. It is a brilliant place and so easy as all the children can run around like loons. Just make sure you have a map if you hire a bike and buggy unlike I did and my half an hour easy ride turned into a 3 hour cycle.
Best piece of advice for fellow Mum's...
You are doing brilliantly!