Let me tell you a story – no, let me give you a warning…

Yesterday I wrote a Facebook post where I said "It's Yom HaShoah / יום השואה and it's monumentally sad to me this year. It feels futile to fight at the moment.".  I've spent today with my eldest daughter - spoiling her on the last day of her school holiday. It was wonderful - we went to my business … Continue reading Let me tell you a story – no, let me give you a warning…

One week until Mother’s Day – get your shizz together, please, everybody…

Have you planned your Mother's Day celebrations? If not, good luck trying to get that reservation. Do something that I rarely advise and take the advice of Miss Vogue and buy your mother a luxurious present that isn't related to you or the kitchen. I also have a few little tips that will earn you … Continue reading One week until Mother’s Day – get your shizz together, please, everybody…

Throwback Thursday – the final walk around…

I wrote this post as I went live with Sophie's Voice for the very first time. I love change - and I hate it too. I'm so excited by new things but I also need something solid. I like hotels but it's room service and turn downs that make me feel special. I like to rent … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – the final walk around…

7 facts about me for Me Monday…

This post went live on February 15th, 2015. Regular reader - and contributor - Katy Scrivener, asked me to do the 7 Facts Nobody Knows About Me thing. Thanks very much. No, really - I do love talking about myself so. Unfortunately, I rarely have anything very interesting to say - about my present life. … Continue reading 7 facts about me for Me Monday…

Monday morning tutorial #3 – the Sunday night bath

The art of a bearable Monday is survival. Don't expect more - you're not a Disney princess. However, you can make it less of a nightmare and more of a hiatus if you're careful. Thus I advise making Sunday evening a pleasure. Lay out your clothes for the next day and have a bath. Nothing … Continue reading Monday morning tutorial #3 – the Sunday night bath

Throwback Thursday: back to the very beginning…

This post comes from the March 18th, 2015. I was shedding the mantle of It Took Two and becoming the Sophie you kindly listen to. I didn't want to call the blog 'Sophie's Voice' at first. I was too shy and unsure of myself. Too many things had happened that persuaded me that nobody cared … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: back to the very beginning…

Monday morning tutorial #2: pick your clothes carefully…

The best way to spend Monday is in bed - obviously. However, the need to eat and pay rent is pressing for most of us. Some of us are lucky enough to be able to work from home - often I can - but most people have to drag themselves out of bed, stumble into … Continue reading Monday morning tutorial #2: pick your clothes carefully…

Throwback Thursday: It doesn’t have to be good – but it has to make you happy…

Editor's note: this post first appeared on August 15th, 2015. It's pertinent today as I bid farewell to my daughters tomorrow. They are off on holiday to the Bahamas with their father for his brother's wedding. I will miss them like crazy. "If you work in a digital media role you never escape the office. I … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: It doesn’t have to be good – but it has to make you happy…

Screw you, Hallmark…

Have a very happy Valentine's Day, dahlinks. I may have mentioned in passing that I am no great romantic. What I am is a lover of stationery, expensive confectionery, flowers, good food, exciting lingerie, dressing up, champagne and good company. All of which are available on any day of the year. Suck on that, Hallmark … Continue reading Screw you, Hallmark…

Monday morning tutorial #1: the cafetière – or the perfect, slow start to my day…

I hate Mondays . I had grand plans once for a long post all about how to have the perfect Monday - as much as that is possible, anyway - but things got in the way...things like slow Sundays and bloody Mondays. Anyway, I'm.rethinking and going for pragmatic new solutions. I think bitesize works well. … Continue reading Monday morning tutorial #1: the cafetière – or the perfect, slow start to my day…