Sun care for civilians…

After a hot day chez S's V, I feel duty bound to write a small PSA. It's hot, it's sunny, it's not what most British people are used to - even after a beautiful summer last year. We generally haven't assimilated the knowledge required to deal with these conditions, despite numerous warnings and sustained efforts … Continue reading Sun care for civilians…

That was the week that was, well, the worst…

I haven't been very active on the Sophie's Voice social media platforms over the past couple of weeks. That's due to a delightful little drama chez Sophie's Voice Towers. I always say I won't talk about my kids - and then I end up doing so anyway. However today I'm going to start truthfully and … Continue reading That was the week that was, well, the worst…

An up and down sort of month or so…

Going up at home: Life at Merebank Towers is getting better in some ways. After a false fire alarm last Friday there was a lot of bonding while wearing pyjamas and warm coats. We discovered that a lot of people have illegal pets. The firefighters were, to a man and woman, all extremely attractive and … Continue reading An up and down sort of month or so…

My own little bit of magical realism – because all children should live in a more charming world…

Today Child 1 lost her third tooth. She's not keen on blood and mess so she has never wobbled those that have now departed. Instead she moaned about how distracting the whole process is. Children her age are just discovering that folkloric figures like Father Christmas may not be as real as the (generally) rotund … Continue reading My own little bit of magical realism – because all children should live in a more charming world…

It’s a blast from the past throwback Thursday today…

Gutting for many of those 'of a certain age' is the news that Boot's Seventeen range of makeup is presently being pulled from the shelves. For so many girls and young women, it was our first access to makeup. With legends like Twilight Teaser and Black Cherries lipsticks we could look like shimmery surfer girls … Continue reading It’s a blast from the past throwback Thursday today…

Follow Friday – who I follow and why…

I live and work social media and the digital world and that can mean that I need to edit my personal use. There's a lot to look at and nobody can keep an eye on it all. I'm a bit super but, despite what my kids think, I'm not Wonder Woman. This Friday I offer … Continue reading Follow Friday – who I follow and why…

What to do on a Friday 13th – “Get out of the Water”!

I have just had a wonderful day. Really, truly delightful - so delightful, in fact, that I forgot the date. What's in a date, anyway? It's just a number, after all. However, without dates and holidays and big, pertinent events, blogs would probably dry up. There's only so much that I can draw on from … Continue reading What to do on a Friday 13th – “Get out of the Water”!

Review Tuesday – Ecover non-bio laundry liquid and concentrated fabric conditioner…

I rarely do reviews - although, if you want to read some, I recommend - but I was sent a goodie bag from the kind people at Ecover last September. I've only just got round to writing this review because I had moved into a new flat with a new (to me) washing machine and … Continue reading Review Tuesday – Ecover non-bio laundry liquid and concentrated fabric conditioner…

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…