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 

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

Sophie’s FAQs – My Most Used Item Of The Year

Just give me an easy subject to write about, please. I'm serious - nane your most used item of the year...glasses? Smart phone? Trainers? Handbag? Glossy magazines? The Internet? All of these things are an intrinsic part of my life. They're - mostly - essential and they're - mostly - pleasurable. On balance, though, I'm … Continue reading Sophie’s FAQs – My Most Used Item Of The Year

On the engagement of Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall…

Congratulations are apparently in order. If you're still single, hold on to your self esteem - as one of the most evil men of our time is engaged and, if you're anything like me, it’s bound to make you want to barf. This baffling romance is being celebrated in the media, showing the couple smiling … Continue reading On the engagement of Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall…