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How I got Gilmored and why you should too

How I got Gilmored and why you should too

I knew as soon as it had started that this show was something special. I had been Gilmored.

Moving to France – one month in

Moving to France – one month in

It’s been just over a month since I left London and moved to France. I thought I would reflect on what it feels like – and if I’ve done the right thing, or have I lost my independence?

Quarter life crisis? Perhaps. Here’s my 30 before 30 

Quarter life crisis? Perhaps. Here’s my 30 before 30 

I’ve turned 28, quit my job, and decided to leave the city where I have started to cultivate a life

Roasted aubergine, with mushroom, spinach and halloumi

Roasted aubergine, with mushroom, spinach and halloumi

Tonight I did something I thought I would never do – eat (and enjoy) an aubergine. Recipe here.

Hoummmmmmmous

Hoummmmmmmous

Recently, I’ve started making my own hoummous; mainly to save money, but also because shop bought hoummous can be pretty gross sometimes. I’ve been getting very bored with lunch, especially desk lunch, so I’ve been trying to jazz things up a bit, and be a bit healthier. There’s only so many Sainsbury’s £3 meal deals you can have before you feel like a chicken and stuffing sandwich. I’m still not great at bringing in lunch, especially as the week goes…

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Why being single is the best relationship you can have

Why being single is the best relationship you can have

I’ve been pondering whether I should, or could, write this next post. But sometimes, things just have to be written down and put out there to heal. Eight months ago, my six-year relationship came to an end. Breaking up is possibly one of the strangest experiences one can have. Suddenly everyone you come into contact with wants to pass on their wisdom on how you “deal” with this (even if you don’t ask for it), you start crying for no…

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Sunday brunch on a Saturday – a Mexican delight

Sunday brunch on a Saturday – a Mexican delight

As mentioned previously I like breakfast food. It’s possibly because during the week it’s the one meal I have the least time for (I know, it’s the most important meal of the day… but sometimes my bed wins over food), so when it comes to the weekend I like to make a deal about it. So, on Saturday I stumbled down to Sunday – a lovely looking cafe/restaurant close to my friend’s house, ironically closed on a Sunday, I do…

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Un-hipping the hipsters: The Breakfast Club, Canary Wharf

Un-hipping the hipsters: The Breakfast Club, Canary Wharf

I like to think I am kind of normal, not quite “cool”, and not really very “hipster”, but just pleasantly in the middle – I appreciate similar things to such people, but it doesn’t entirely define me. I just don’t get it. I like good food and finding new places to eat, I wear “geeky” glasses (but having worn them since age 6, I don’t really see what the big deal is, especially as most of those who do wear…

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Welcome to Stories of Sophie’s Life

Welcome to Stories of Sophie’s Life

Hello and welcome to my new blog. I have been meaning to do something like this for a while, but have never got round to it. Time, work and general life stuff seems to always get in the way. I can’t be sure it won’t again, but I am going to make a SOLID attempt at doing this.