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

The secret of my success

The title of this post is tongue in cheek but Sophie's Voice is celebrating at the moment. As some of you may know, I made it to number 7 on the Brand dot Blog top 100 lifestyle blogs for 2016 last week. I filled in my details so that I could be considered for PR … Continue reading The secret of my success

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

Dear Future Me…

I'm afraid I don't have much time - this imaginary bubble is bound to be burst any minute now. I have the opportunity to ask you some questions on assignment for the Blogtober Challenge. I've no more direction than that so I'm a little bit rudderless. I thought about being horribly practical with this question (you … Continue reading Dear Future Me…

Jay Miranda, a blogger I admire – Day 15 of the Blogtober Challenge

Without a doubt, the blogger who got me interested in writing Sophie's Voice most is Jay Miranda. She's best known as a fashion blogger but she also writes the odd article about motherhood. and Hispano-American politics. When I started I thought that I would write about fashion most of the time - following on from the … Continue reading Jay Miranda, a blogger I admire – Day 15 of the Blogtober Challenge

Day 12 of the Blogtober Challenge – my favourite resource…and how I’ve grown since I started blogging

I started blogging because I became isolated after having my first baby. I was content to live in a state of 'shut in-ness' for almost two years after my eldest daughter was born but I realised that I didn't want my life to be held on hiatus until my kids left for college pretty quickly … Continue reading Day 12 of the Blogtober Challenge – my favourite resource…and how I’ve grown since I started blogging

Behind the scenes of Sophie’s Voice

Goodness. Behind the scenes of Sophie's Voice. I barely know where to start... Okay, Sophie's Voice is run from my desk. In my bedroom. Or from the kitchen table. Or on the move from my phone or tablet. It's not very professional - it's managed in time with my family members' lives and my (very) … Continue reading Behind the scenes of Sophie’s Voice