Heathcliff! A trip to The Moors

wpid-wp-1462037549383.jpgI‘ve just got back from the most wonderful trip to North Yorkshire. We read, we rambled, we breathed some seriously clean air, and we watched Rich’s sister get married at the beautiful Danby Castle. It was a pretty great long weekend.

We stayed smack-bang in the middle of the North York Moors — an incredible location with breathtaking views and zero phone signal. It felt like I’d been plonked in the middle of Wuthering Heights so I had to bite my tongue on a number of occasions — there’s only so many times you can do your best Kate Bush impression before you get annoying… Continue reading

Stripes & Retro Dungarees

wpid-wp-1456596945262.jpgwpid-wp-1456596957010.jpgBlogging is so much easier this time of year — not only because of the late afternoon sunlight streaming through the window as I type, but because it’s easier to be spontaneous. There’s no need to schedule photographs between rain showers or muster up the strength to go out in the cold. We’ve got lighter evenings, brighter days and more scenic backdrops — and it’s easier to get into the swing of things when you feel inspired…

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My Purple Beret


I know what you’re thinking: colour in winter?! Sophie’s gone mad. Possibly, but I had good reason…

When I was younger — perhaps 12 or 13 — I had a purple beret. My friend brought it back from a holiday in France (she had a matching pink one), and I wore it constantly. I can’t remember whether I actually thought it made me look cool, or I just loved the dusky mauve colour, but I couldn’t get enough of it. Continue reading