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

Mid-Winter Mojo

IMG_20160131_145824I haven’t blogged much this past month — partly due to a manically busy few weeks at work, and partly due to January being such a lacklustre month. I don’t mean to be a Scrooge, but I’ve had a slight case of the mid-winter blues. Waking up to dark, drizzly skies isn’t the most inspiring… in fact, I barely know how to dress myself at this time of year. Continue reading

Cook with Hari


A few weeks back, I was invited to #CookWithHari — an indian food cook-along hosted by Hari Ghotra.

I don’t talk about it much on the blog, but I really enjoy cooking. Although the convenience of takeaways and pre-made meals is appealing after a long day at work, Rich and I always make the effort to cook our meals from scratch. This is what I loved about Hari’s event — we learnt to make authentic, homemade Indian food, using natural, fresh ingredients packed full of flavour. Continue reading