Life

It’s time to say goodbye to self doubt (because it’s making me completely fucking useless)

It took me a grand total of 57 minutes to reply to an email the other day. Fifty seven. Nearly an hour. The word count of said email? Also 57, if you exclude the greeting, pleasantries and sign off, which I will because I can and it works better for what I’m about to say.… Continue reading It’s time to say goodbye to self doubt (because it’s making me completely fucking useless)

Life

A reintroduction: 7 things you might not know about me

I realised recently that when I first started being so bold as to write about myself on the internet, I never properly introduced myself. I figured at the time that a post that said ‘hello I am Sophie and I live here and do this’ was probably a post that no one would want to… Continue reading A reintroduction: 7 things you might not know about me

Fashion

Three unfortunate clothes shopping habits I’m trying to bin

The way that the topic for this blog post came into my head is kind of embarrassing, but let's roll with it. Today I spent probably two of my fully dressed hours pulling my culottes out of my arse (how’s that for TMI?), where they seemed determined to reside for the majority of the day.… Continue reading Three unfortunate clothes shopping habits I’m trying to bin

Life

I’m trying to appreciate little things more so here’s a handful of stuff I’m going to stop and enjoy this spring

Happy April one and all. I don’t know how the fourth month of 2018 managed to arrive already, but here we are, 3 months and a horrible number of centimetres of rain down. It’s been a pretty good year so far, but when I think back, I’m surprised to find that I don’t actually remember… Continue reading I’m trying to appreciate little things more so here’s a handful of stuff I’m going to stop and enjoy this spring

Fashion

Dressing for (sort of) spring when winter doesn’t seem to be going away

Like all British people in perhaps the entire history of the world, I’m prone to getting wildly overexcited the moment the faintest glimpses of sunlight break through our perpetually cloudy sky. This has led me to wearing all manner of warm-weather outfits before it's been comfortable to do so in the past, and after one… Continue reading Dressing for (sort of) spring when winter doesn’t seem to be going away

Life

Here are the things I’m doing to become a better writer

Writing is one of my most coveted skills, so when I think about the (vast number of) improvements I want to make to my online space and indeed my general self, it always comes out on top. One of my aims this year is to make the things I write better – to make them… Continue reading Here are the things I’m doing to become a better writer

Life

A pre-spring slump (and how I’m riding it out)

My days at the moment all seem to go a little something like this; I half-wake, begrudgingly, at the sound of the alarm, but dragging my whole self out of the realm of sleep seems impossible. Despite this I start to scroll at something I can barely see – it’s my phone, obviously, and it’s… Continue reading A pre-spring slump (and how I’m riding it out)

Styling a trench coat for spring
Life

On finally learning to enjoy learning

I haven't really enjoyed the process of learning for years. The book character that I was probably most compared to as a child was - classic noughties cliché alert - Hermione Granger. Not for having bushy hair (it’s always been fine and flat) or for being badass (I was a hopelessly wimpy), but for being… Continue reading On finally learning to enjoy learning