Swerving ‘that community spirit shite’…and failing somewhat

Sometimes little things really restore your faith in people. I live in a tower block that had a lick of paint, a general spruce up and some clever marketing invested in it about 10 years ago - and nothing much since. Now the community is what makes it feel like a place you can call … Continue reading Swerving ‘that community spirit shite’…and failing somewhat

Microcosm – does Corbyn’s Labour greenlight sexism and antisemitism? 

A storm has blown up this week in Wavertree. This quiet(ish) suburban constituency is being examined under a microscope to see whether its recent shenanigans are indicative of a national malaise in the Labour party.  So...the back story runs like this - eminently qualified (if something of a blow in) candidate wins a seat in Liverpool.  The … Continue reading Microcosm – does Corbyn’s Labour greenlight sexism and antisemitism? 

Throwback Thursday: February Instagram challenge

It's a little late but here are last month's Instagram challenge posts from the Sophie's Voice feed. Day 1 - 'a street' Le Grand Escalier and the boulevard d'Athènes in Marseille, seen from Saint-Charles train station - photographed after a very rare rain shower. I remember the time I spent in Marseille very fondly. Day 2 … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: February Instagram challenge

I’m not going to sugar coat it – Jeremy Corbyn failed voters yesterday…

​Shame on you, Jeremy Corbyn - for threatening Labour MPs who proposed to vote against Article 50 with the three line whip. It wasn't fair to ask elected representatives to vote against the wishes of their constituents. I'm proud that three south Liverpool Labour MPs and the LibDem MP for Southport voted against. When Merseyside … Continue reading I’m not going to sugar coat it – Jeremy Corbyn failed voters yesterday…

Here comes the sun…

https://youtu.be/GwmVfewqu7I It's Beatles Day. I live just off Penny Lane - and have done, on and off, for nearly 23 years. I used to love The Beatles. I still love Penny Lane. I love the bakery where I buy my pastries. I love the corner shop (that isn't on the corner) where I buy the … Continue reading Here comes the sun…

Times change so quickly – yet, somehow, not at all…

Two years ago, I posted this on my personal Facebook feed - "Finding it so depressing that the original digital art I worked with is now going to die out because the original technology is obsolete. Future generations will miss out because we're so keen on always progressing.".I work with digital marketing and social media … Continue reading Times change so quickly – yet, somehow, not at all…

Just click your heels together three times…

After recent posts, I’m inspired by Dorothy Gale. Basically, wherever you go (however glamorous and fabulous), ‘there’s no place like home’. Ironically, having described Italy in a less than flattering light, I live in Liverpool – a city which ups the glamour ante and means that I am (normally) absolutely unshockable when it comes to … Continue reading Just click your heels together three times…