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2017 review: 30 before 30, a time for growth

2017 review: 30 before 30, a time for growth

It’s that time of year when we each reflect on the last 12 months and whether we feel we need to make plans and/or changes for the next year. It’s incredibly hard not to feel nostalgic at this time of year and it is always wonderful to look forward to what is to come. But it is also a tough time of year for a lot of people and the expectations can be overwhelming. In general, I think the whole “New…

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Half a year and half a world away 

Half a year and half a world away 

It’s been six months since I nervously boarded a 5.30am train at Perpignan station and waved goodbye to my mum and step-dad, with a few warm, salty tears trickling across my cheeks, before heading off on my journey across the world.  Since then I’ve visited 15 countries, four continents, travelled thousands and thousands of miles, slept in 75+ hostels, motels and homestays, met 100s of people, climbed two mountains, swam with turtles and sharks, and made friends for life in…

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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

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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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.