“I’d been living in Ibiza for two years after separating with my husband of 10 years. I’d built a successful marketing business and had just started dating a guy. Then suddenly we were three months into a relationship and I was two months pregnant. By the time the opening parties started I was seven months pregnant. All my friends were raving and I was bored and lonely. I’d been a party girl, now I was pregnant, up every day at 8am, wide awake.

That summer I went to openings at DC10 and We Love at Space, and found a group of pregnant women sipping water and dancing. At pregnancy yoga at Yoga Shala Ibiza I met more lovely women who shared their birth stories and prepared me for a having a baby in a county where I barely speak the language (I can now discuss appointments, scans, blood and urine samples in Spanish).

I separated with my daughter’s father when Silver was a year old. It was difficult but once you’re mum in Ibiza your friends rally round to support you. I have forged incredible friendships. I now have a wonderful new partner and a great relationship with the father of my child.

At yoga I met women who prepared me for a having a baby in a county where I barely spoke the language

As if out of nowhere a whole new world opened up: a world of families, beach picnics, taking care of each other’s kids so your friends can go out, children’s private members clubs (Sabina Baby is a life saver when you need something nice and chilled to do with the little ones). Suddenly you discover your favourite beach bar (Babylon Beach) has an an incredible adventure play park tucked away in the back.

Each day I rise with my daughter Silver around 7am, it’s importantto get this lovely morning time with her before our au pair Sophie comes to takes over at 9am. Having an au pair sounds fancy but it is essential in the summer as I have to make a year’s worth of income in 7 months. It’s like an incredible stay-cation. Suddenly an island of 130,000 people becomes 3 million people from across the world. In a village where there were two restaurants there are suddenly 10.

In summer I am out most of the day working from a client’s beach club office. I have a number of high-end clients whose online marketing I manage, so I am at my computer most of the day. Then I might have to do another couple of hours in the evening.

On Tuesdays we go to swimming classes at a private pool, and on Thursdays I always take her to Sabina Baby, a beautiful members club for kids. She is only 22 months old and not in nursery yet so it’s important to get this interaction with other kids and for us to have some fun time together.

Ibiza in summer is incredible – suddenly an island of 130,000 people becomes 3 million

Saturday is family day, we tend to spend the day on the beach or meeting friends with kids. Sundays, Silver is with her father from 3pm until 9.30 the following morning which means Justin, my partner, and I get to spend some quality time together – mostly a late Sunday lunch at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes or at Babylon Beach followed by either a chilled movie night or a bit of partying at We Love at Space.

During the summer months, every few weeks different friends and their families come to stay and you spend time playing around their pool and eating long family lunches. Then, just when you feel you can’t take any more, the last flight back to the UK leaves and suddenly it’s tranquil again. You’re reunited with your Ibiza family who have all been as busy as you juggling spending time with the kids, work and seeing friends.

We get a long stretch in the winter where most of us only work a couple of hours a day. We have vast amounts of fabulous family time, hang out in the countryside, go on adventures and snuggle around open fires and absorb ourselves in Spanish living.”

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