Date – day 4 of #Blogtober2017

Wednesdays are traditionally wordless here at Sophie's Voice so I'll let this picture speak for itself. Its a collage of snaps from my last date - when, back in April, I took Child 1 out for brunch before she went back to school for the summer term. I like spending time with her one to … Continue reading Date – day 4 of #Blogtober2017

Car – day 3 of #Blogtober2017

Part of the point of Blogtober is to challenge yourself. The title 'Car' is a lot more difficult than I expected. I grew up around car crazies and 'race bunnies'. I like speed. I like glossy, shiny things. I like engineering. Basically, I like cars. I just don't really want to talk about them. So … Continue reading Car – day 3 of #Blogtober2017

Babies – day 2 of #Blogtober2017

Well, it's been a long, hard day here at Sophie's Voice House and I got home to children who were both tired and happy. Tired because they don't lie in over the weekend (although they don't wake me up now either - until they're hungry) or use it for relaxation purposes at all, apparently. Happy … Continue reading Babies – day 2 of #Blogtober2017

All about you…day 1 of Blogtober 2017

Well, all about me - and, thank goodness. After all, I never talk about myself, do I? I decided to answer a selection of random questions I've been asked in the 8 years I've been doing this. I feel like the questions may surprise you more than the answers. Do you make your bed every … Continue reading All about you…day 1 of Blogtober 2017

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

Oh Sophie…

I hope you find this note - I left it on the dressing table because I know you want to look pretty tonight. Rimini is a beautiful place and you're going to have a lovely time walking around the brightly lit streets in the evening, after your meal. I know that the holiday has been … Continue reading Oh Sophie…

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…