Throwback Thursday: Day 6 of the Blogtober Challenge 2015 – share your outfit of the day

After my post on day 3 of the Blogtober Challenge - My Everyday Essentials - I realised that I'm in danger of wearing a uniform. That's okay, per se - but I want more. I don't want to part crowds because of my sartorial choices...I just wouldn't mind getting a few admiring comments about my … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Day 6 of the Blogtober Challenge 2015 – share your outfit of the day

The Sophie’s Voice pick of Instagrammers…

To be honest, the prospect of writing a post about my favourite pretty pictures has been making my mouth water for a couple of weeks now. The side of me that loves flounces and ruffles is as intrinsic to my personality as the part of me that's obsessed with campaigning for better sex education. If … Continue reading The Sophie’s Voice pick of Instagrammers…

Today’s favourite recipe – Day 19 of the Blogtober Challenge

I love food - I spent a large part of my adult life feeling hungry and I can cook. There's not much more depressing than loving the taste of canapes but having to turn them down at every party you attend. Well, not having to - except in my mind. I found out I was pregnant … Continue reading Today’s favourite recipe – Day 19 of the Blogtober Challenge

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

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

Wordless Wednesday – what it really meant

On Wednesdays, many bloggers use a sole image to convey their message. Super idea...except that my blog is called 'Sophie's Voice'. Also, my photograph requires a little explanation. On Tuesday night a friend complained that there was nothing to be done with this image. I had suggestions but they were rebuffed. However, I like it … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday – what it really meant

Day 13 of the Blogtober Challenge – My dream destination

The disadvantage of the Blogtober Challenge is that I have to write to order. I don't enjoy taking orders. I don't enjoy it at all. At. All. Today I have to write about my dream destination. I haven't really wriggled with the rules yet this month but I'm going to have to today - and … Continue reading Day 13 of the Blogtober Challenge – My dream destination