That screen shouldn’t be a veil…

Katie Hopkins is being sued for libel by Jack Monroe - the writer of the Cooking On A Bootstrap blog. Hopkins took down her original tweet after, apparently, mistaking Monroe for another woman - I guess socialists all look the same, right? - but that didn't stop her digging deeper. And her moronic Twitter followers took the … Continue reading That screen shouldn’t be a veil…

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…

Patisserie Valerie Coffee and Cake Blogger Morning

Obviously, my life is highly glamorous. My children are picturesque and cared for by nannies; my baths are long and Cleopatra-esque in scale; my fridge is full of caviar and champagne; my walk in wardrobes are multiple; my footwear only has red soles and... Actually, contrary to popular belief, bloggers have pretty normal lives in … Continue reading Patisserie Valerie Coffee and Cake Blogger Morning

January’s Instagram Challenge

I like challenges but I've been suffering from a health condition that makes my output levels variable for almost a year now. In the past I've done them and had to pick and choose which projects I could realistically complete. More often than not, that meant that I didn't really experience the satisfaction that comes … Continue reading January’s Instagram Challenge

My New Year Resolutions

I shot my mouth off and agreed to this piece because I thought it would be easy. In theory it should be but something changed in 2015. A tiny part of my existence clicked and everything was different -  somehow ineffably and intangibly. After wilderness years, there is hope. Christmas used to be a big … Continue reading My New Year Resolutions

Things that inspire me about blogging

One of the best things about blogging challenges is that each writer is given a title and then has to find their own interpretation. I'm supposed to be giving you a list of 5 to 10 things that inspire me about blogging today. Now, I could probably give you more - since I often use … Continue reading Things that inspire me about blogging

Day 17 of the Blogtober Challenge – my top tips for new bloggers

Put simply...just write. It's all I can say. Many people gave me advice on how to make a blog readable and it all came down to 'use your own voice'. Well, to make a voice sing beautifully, you have to exercise it. Also, and it's obvious when you think about it, if you don't write … Continue reading Day 17 of the Blogtober Challenge – my top tips for new bloggers