Mama Meets...Samantha Clarke

Meet beauty queen Samantha Clarke, Mama to Annabel (6) and founder of the award winning No6 Clinic in Tunbridge Wells and


What time do you wake up in the morning?

When my daughter runs into our bedroom every morning shouting is it time to wake up yet?! 7am today.

What was your very first thought of the day?

Can I pretend I'm still asleep?

What are your 3 essentials for getting up, out and at 'em?

Trying be organised the night before, clothes out for Annabel and I, tea and more tea!

Describe a typical morning.

Completely varies between clinical work, reception at the shop, dealing with enquiries, meetings with the team, accounts, ordering stock, training & PR work with Kayleigh Minihane.

Your perfect local lunch spot would be...

Basil in St John's and Velo House

The happiest moment in your day?

Seeing Annabel after school or a club...

The hardest moment in your day?

Getting up in the morning!

#1 tip for juggling work and family life?

Make lists and try and do things methodically, which I'm not very good at. Don't beat yourself up if you don't have a productive day, often it means you'll get through more tomorrow. 

Most overused word of the day?

'Hi' probably - I'm always saying hello to clients, staff or mum's on the school run

Once the kids are in bed I…

Chill out on a weekday and drink wine at the weekend!!

Top 3 local gems?

Penshurst Place, we love going with Annabel at the weekend, Krissy and her team at Revive hairdressers in St John's and Chapel Bar for their fabulous G&Ts.

Best piece of advice for fellow Mum's…

Don't compare yourself to other mums, everyone has different circumstances. I'm very lucky, my husband left his work in landscaping to be able to work within the businesses and share the workload at home, I wouldn't have been able to expand otherwise.