Porridge can be posh too…

Porridge - or 'oatmeal', as our American cousins say - is pretty standard breakfast fare during the 9 months that serve as sprautumn / winter here in Liverpool. I know you all know how to make basic porridge. I know you all know that you can use whatever milk you like. I know you know … Continue reading Porridge can be posh too…

I was supposed to be writing a marketing strategy but life got in the way…

Just spent an hour tracking down the pesky varmints who held up Barbie's bank. She was not having any of that. She and Jessie formed a round up gang and tracked the criminals down to the disused mine shaft. They arrested Telly the Fisher Price rotary phone and Bad Cat but some of the gang … Continue reading I was supposed to be writing a marketing strategy but life got in the way…

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

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…

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…

Lazy days vegetable soup

I am pro the easy life. I try and stay low maintenance in everything. 'Low.maintenance' is a contentious term now. When I was younger, it was less troublesome. I'm using it as shorthand for 'lazy' here. This is a recipe for soup from a bag. The bag being a mixed veg bag from any supermarket. … Continue reading Lazy days vegetable soup

Sophie’s Voice super simple style: my basics…

It's Fashion Friday, I have a sickly child off school, precisely no post written and very little in the way of enthusiasm...that is a recipe for a helping of a side dish of my life. I was going to be ambitious today but I have had to pare it down for us all. I'm doing … Continue reading Sophie’s Voice super simple style: my basics…

January Instagram challenge 

​New Year started for me with another Instagram challenge - which I managed to complete on time and with a little imagination, I hope you'll agree. On to February now - I've got a doozie lined up for the 14th... Enjoy! Day 1 of the January Instagram challenge - 'my fave colour' Midnight blue. Day 2 … Continue reading January Instagram challenge