Beauty Tuesday review: all the oils…

If you follow my Facebook feed, you may have been subjected to my recent video post during which I demonstrated my ability to talk crap and stroke my face. I apologise profusely. Happily, that dire event has resulted in me acquiring some wisdom - which I intend to share with you, my patient readers. I decided to … Continue reading Beauty Tuesday review: all the oils…

I am proud of myself today…

Today my eldest daughter learned about gender stereotypes - using toys as an example - during her school's morning assembly. I would like to think that this email (that I sent to her teacher last week) had some influence on that content. I highly doubt it - but I'm proud that I stood up for … Continue reading I am proud of myself today…

That screen shouldn’t be a veil…

Katie Hopkins is being sued for libel by Jack Monroe - the writer of the Cooking On A Bootstrap blog. Hopkins took down her original tweet after, apparently, mistaking Monroe for another woman - I guess socialists all look the same, right? - but that didn't stop her digging deeper. And her moronic Twitter followers took the … Continue reading That screen shouldn’t be a veil…

7 facts about me for Me Monday…

This post went live on February 15th, 2015. Regular reader - and contributor - Katy Scrivener, asked me to do the 7 Facts Nobody Knows About Me thing. Thanks very much. No, really - I do love talking about myself so. Unfortunately, I rarely have anything very interesting to say - about my present life. … Continue reading 7 facts about me for Me Monday…

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

Throwback Thursday: back to the very beginning…

This post comes from the March 18th, 2015. I was shedding the mantle of It Took Two and becoming the Sophie you kindly listen to. I didn't want to call the blog 'Sophie's Voice' at first. I was too shy and unsure of myself. Too many things had happened that persuaded me that nobody cared … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: back to the very beginning…

Beauty Tuesday review: Max Factor Glossfinity nail polish

After the success of the Aqua Mirabilis skincare review a fortnight ago I thought maybe I should really give Beauty Tuesday a bit more of a push. At the very least it would mean that I looked a bit spiffier. I gauge how I am by a few simple markers. After I had babies taking a shower … Continue reading Beauty Tuesday review: Max Factor Glossfinity nail polish

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…