Travel

A December weekend in Prague | Travel Diary

Affordable, beautiful and steeped in history, Prague felt like the kind of place whose mention was always met with ‘we went there one Christmas’ or ‘oh, I LOVE Prague’ – the kind of place that everyone has already been. ‘Everyone’, of course, didn’t include me, so it’s been somewhere on my travel wishlist for a… Continue reading A December weekend in Prague | Travel Diary

Life

A year in review: 2018

If I had to describe 2018 in a word, I’d probably have to say: laborious. A close second would be: good. I know that’s a strange combination. Sorry, I should have introduced this better: welcome to another self indulgent missive by me, Sophie-Anne Urry, introspection enthusiast and unreliable blogger, here to reflect on the year… Continue reading A year in review: 2018

Midi dress and red boots on Oxford Street in December
Fashion, Life

A mid-month catch up: December

Forgive me this predictable introduction, please, but I have to say it: how are we so close to Christmas already? There’s barely a week of this year that didn’t feel like it happened extremely quickly, and certainly the past few weeks seem to have mystically disappeared. Now it’s 19th December, and I’m pushing it with the… Continue reading A mid-month catch up: December

Beauty

Six of my favourite beauty discoveries this year

Okay, I’m not a beauty blogger. I am, however, a person who uses beauty products, and sometimes I want to share my appreciation or thoughts on them. In lieu of being able to come up with a post with a purpose from the random selection of things that have been new to me this year,… Continue reading Six of my favourite beauty discoveries this year

Life

A mid-month catch up: November

Look at me go. Another month of sticking to my word and penning (read: typing) one of these relatively pointless posts that make me feel like a slightly less rubbish blogger. They also provide me with a rather lovely opportunity to realise quite how little I’ve achieved in the month since writing the previous one,… Continue reading A mid-month catch up: November

Fashion

The things I’ve added to my wardrobe this Autumn/Winter

I returned from my holiday at the end of September finally excited about dressing for Autumn. I bought two things within days of returning – a suit and some boots – and then, in a move that is unheard of for me, bought nothing at all for over a month. To confirm, I'm fully aware… Continue reading The things I’ve added to my wardrobe this Autumn/Winter

Elvi clothing Komeko chambray wide leg jumpsuit
Fashion, Life

I finally took ‘looking slimmer’ off my dressing agenda

For more years than I care to remember, there was a common key factor in my clothes shopping decisions and outfit selection process. Under the sort of harsh changing room lights that make you feel particularly shiny and toad-like anyway, or in my own bedroom, I have looked in the mirror at my prospective outfit… Continue reading I finally took ‘looking slimmer’ off my dressing agenda

Life

I just realised that I actually have to make the things I’m going to do ‘one day’ happen

A favourite sentence starter of my boss’s is "If you get hit by a bus tomorrow…". To be clear and so that you don’t think he’s a sadist (debatable); the phrase is one he uses as a precursor to discuss the benefits of sharing skills and knowledge amongst the team. A valid point, but hearing… Continue reading I just realised that I actually have to make the things I’m going to do ‘one day’ happen