10 Questions – Michelle


This week Michelle from Curious Creatures Photography answers our 10 Questions.

How long have you lived in Cornwall?

13 years

Tell us abit about yourself.

I am South African born and raised, and was passing through the UK with the aim of making my way to NZ which I fell in love with whilst travelling.  But then I landed a summer job in St Mawes, and never left!  I met my partner at the hotel we worked at (he was the chef) and we now live in Tregony on the Roseland with two children. 

How do you manage a work/life balance?

Barely!  But now that the youngest goes to preschool 3 days a week I have time to focus on the business.  Before that it was evenings and weekends.

What do you like to do when you have time away from your children?

Browse my favourite shops and galleries in my own time – it’s heavenly!  Or just sit and read a book.  I’m a bit of a self-development book junkie at the moment!

What do you like about the community in Cornwall?

I like how settled people seem here – it’s lovely seeing the same faces with their growing children and families at baby groups, schools etc and feeling like everyone is connected somehow. 

Describe parenting in three words.

Challenging, sacrifice, love

Best parenting advice you’ve ever received?

Allow them to learn to think for themselves.  Mistakes are to be celebrated!

Where is your happy place?

Anywhere in or near nature

Is there a book/movie/podcast you’d recommend to other parents?

Parent’s Tao Te Ching by William Martin (book) 

What have you learnt about yourself since becoming a parent?

That I have a LOT to learn!! 

Thank you to Michelle for answering our questions. If you’d like to take part in our 10 Questions series then contact us on IG/Facebook or hello@babycornwall.co.uk

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w: curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk
t: 0788 0867149

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