NameSophie Clifford-Sanghad

a.k.a Muma/Mum, Co-Fo @kidsofbath, Owner @bath_holistic_massage, Jumpsuit wearer, Print clasher, Sequin lady 

Where do you live and who do you live with?

I live in Oldfield Park with my partner Mark, my football mad 8 year old, crazy 3 year old and my 16 year old swimming superstar step daughter who stays throughout the week, plus my beloved Grandad (95!). 

When did you first move to Bath and why?

Have been here since I was 5 when we left California to be nearer to family living in Bath (my whole family are originally from around this area; Street, Shepton Mallet and Wiltshire). I’ve done stints travelling, at Uni in London and some fun filled years in Bristol but came back to Bath when I had kids as I knew this was an amazing place to grow up and feel fortunate to have done so.

What inspires you about Bath?

The amount of creative, vibrant people that live here. Bath has something special about it that attracts people from all walks of life. Uni students stay here, locals always come back (especially when they have families!) and people happily retire here!

You need coffee, where do you go?

Green Bird Cafe, fab coffee & excellent menu!

You need something stronger, which bar do you prop up?

The Bell. I’m a pub girl at heart and I’ve loved this one for years. A lot of the staff are locals, music nights are awesome and there’s a garden area which I could happily stay in for hours!

The babysitter’s booked, what’s your ideal night out in the city?

Dinner at Hudson’s, or Acorn vegetarian (I worked there many moons ago when it was Demuths) followed by either a cocktail with the ladies at Sub 13 or chilled drinks at the Bell/The Pig & Fiddle and then dancing at The Common Room. Can’t forget a late night Taka Taka too!

Where’s your favourite place to go with the family on a sunny day?

My kids love Alice Park, they can ride their bikes or play in the sandpit and I get a coffee! Failing that the pub garden at the Crown in Bathford is always a firm favourite.

And on a rainy day?

My kids love the rain so if it’s not too torrential we will go on a walk and splash in puddles (and mud, they love mud!), there’s some lovely walks around Batheaston and up to Colerne.

You’ve got an afternoon to go shopping, where do you splash the cash?

I love looking around Rossiters for bits and pieces but I’d probably end up in the homeware section of Anthropologie or getting a pendant from the Crystal Shop near the corridor.

Tell us a secret (a little known place, business or activity you love visiting or doing).

If you fancy a laugh go to a Trouble Lounge event!! No more need be said!