When you lose your va va voom…

A lot of things have happened lately that have affected the way I interact with the world. Many of my regular readers will know that I have been ill for a while. It's a bore for everyone concerned - it's tiring and demotivating and makes me listless and incapable of focusing. My energy levels rise … Continue reading When you lose your va va voom…

My New Year Resolutions

I shot my mouth off and agreed to this piece because I thought it would be easy. In theory it should be but something changed in 2015. A tiny part of my existence clicked and everything was different -  somehow ineffably and intangibly. After wilderness years, there is hope. Christmas used to be a big … Continue reading My New Year Resolutions

Things that inspire me about blogging

One of the best things about blogging challenges is that each writer is given a title and then has to find their own interpretation. I'm supposed to be giving you a list of 5 to 10 things that inspire me about blogging today. Now, I could probably give you more - since I often use … Continue reading Things that inspire me about blogging

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

Jay Miranda, a blogger I admire – Day 15 of the Blogtober Challenge

Without a doubt, the blogger who got me interested in writing Sophie's Voice most is Jay Miranda. She's best known as a fashion blogger but she also writes the odd article about motherhood. and Hispano-American politics. When I started I thought that I would write about fashion most of the time - following on from the … Continue reading Jay Miranda, a blogger I admire – Day 15 of the Blogtober Challenge

Day 2 of the Blogtober Challenge – My favourite quote…

When I got this assignment I felt sure that I had to choose the epic starting sentence from Tolstoy's Anna Karenina as my favourite quote. That sounds pretentious - but it is truly amazing. However, I've never managed to get further than page 121 of my Penguin edition. I've tried - once a year since … Continue reading Day 2 of the Blogtober Challenge – My favourite quote…

Dear Readers,

Here I am...at the start of a new journey. Terrified, to be frank. Sophie's Voice is expanding and I'd just got comfortable. I've used a moving house metaphor in the past and it couldn't feel more perfect today. Facebook was my starter home. I spent a lot of time and effort making sure that the colours were cohesive. I made my … Continue reading Dear Readers,