Tracey grew up in a quiet town, six miles along the coast from Brighton, so her teenage years were all spent hanging out there. After a summer of fun working at the Sealife Centre, she left this seaside city when she was 18, headed for university. Post-degree, Tracey spent three years travelling and then moved to London where she lived and worked as a travel journalist. Three years ago, she finally moved back to Brighton with her young family in tow. Tracey now lives a 15-minute walk from the sea, and seeing it every day is her absolute favourite thing. In summer, Brighton develops a real festival atmosphere, when barely a weekend goes by without a parade or a street party. She’s happiest pottering about the North Laines or having a barbeque on the beach, but her favourite spot is the Fortune of War pub. In summer, it’s a real beach party place, but come winter, when the sea is wild, it’s like an old galleon battling against the elements, where she can cosy up with a mulled wine.