A hoarder considers: is physical clutter sapping my headspace?

Purely in the interests of gift giving, I used to really lament people who don’t like ‘stuff’. What are you supposed to give them as gifts, I would think. Why don’t they want candles or scarves or vases or another pair of earrings? Why don’t they delight in trinkets or accessories or homeware so you can pick out something… Continue reading A hoarder considers: is physical clutter sapping my headspace?


Twenty Twenty: a look ahead

Well, THIS has come around a little sooner than I anticipated. One moment I was eating sausage rolls for breakfast, downing quince gin liquer (found myself with three bottles of the stuff, don’t ask) and indiscriminately scoffing chocolates at any time of day or night, and the next I was awoken at 6am by a cuckoo (that’s… Continue reading Twenty Twenty: a look ahead


I’ve pledged to buy nothing new for three months and this is why

It feels impossible to believe (and really quite embarrassing to admit) now, but as recently as a year ago the environmental impact of our collective fast fashion habit hadn’t even crossed my mind. I picked up new things regularly and with little thought; a lunchtime Primark trip here, a ‘pop in’ to H&M on the… Continue reading I’ve pledged to buy nothing new for three months and this is why


A mid month catch up: May

Great news, everyone: I’m yet to get a parking ticket or a passive aggressive note from my neighbours this month! That won’t make any sense unless you read my April edition of this post, which feels simultaneously very recently and a lifetime ago. I’m always quite fascinated by the different rates at which time feels… Continue reading A mid month catch up: May


Perfectionism and me: an update

I’ve written twice specifically about perfectionism before, referenced it many more times, had it creep into multiple blog posts in various other guises, and failed to write anything at all on account of it more than I can count, so I guess you could say it’s something of a defining feature of mine. For a while,… Continue reading Perfectionism and me: an update


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


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

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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