My Favourite Blogs || Sophie Cliff

This months Q&A is with the beautiful and very lovely Sophie from Sophie Cliff. I like to think that she and I have many similarities, likes and tastes, which are equally explored in both our blogs. If you want a blog covering thought, travel, interiors, fashion and food (which I’d like to think, I also tend to write about. Other than fashion, because hey, I’m just not that cool…!) One of my favourite series she’s started recently is on “interesting women” and she’s also written some hilarious list posts that will have you nodding along to every single point! If you’ve not come across Sophie’s blog before, I couldn’t recommend it enough!



1. How would you sum up your blog and what’s your favourite type of post to write?

My blog is a space for me to write about all of the things going on in my life, and I cover everything from travel to fashion, think pieces and food. I don’t really have much of a content structure, apart from my Monday favourites posts which are a weekly staple! My favourite posts to write tend to be those that are most personal – I find them easiest to write and I love it when I get a comment or some feedback from someone who has felt the same way or been in a similar situation.

2. Describe your ultimate meal (starter, main and pud)?

Hmmmm, now this is a hard one as I literally love ALL FOOD! If I had to choose, I would probably start with some sort of antipasti sharing platter – I’m thinking cured meats, cheeses, breads, dipping oil, the works. Next up would definitely be my Mum’s roast chicken dinner (including the crispiest roast potatoes and perfect gravy), but if that wasn’t available I’d choose steak, chips and blue cheese sauce. For pudding, I’d have to go for a really good creme brulee – it’s my absolute fave!

3. If you were a vegetable what would you be and why?

This is a hard one! Maybe carrots, because they’re colourful and bright and versatile? Most people tend to like them too, and I like to get on with people!



4. Name the book/s that has had most impact on your life?

I love reading, so this is a difficult question for me, but I think it would have to be The Art of Being Brilliant by Andrew Cope and Andy Whittaker – its such a great book for giving you a different perspective and encouraging you to get the most out of life. I also adored Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – both taught me so many things about what I want to get out of life.

5. Describe one of the best adventures you’ve ever been on?

Iceland definitely felt like the biggest adventure I’ve ever been on! It was so so different to any other place I’ve been to before and it just felt so wild and magical, if you know what I mean? The volcanoes, the rugged landscapes, the glaciers, the hot springs – it was one of the most exciting places I’ve ever been. I left feeling so inspired and in love with the country.

6. In a film about your life, what would three of the tracks on the soundtrack be and why?

My childhood would be something by the Spice Girls, because, well, obviously. I was obsessed with them and me and my sister used to learn all of the dance routines and make our own videos

Time to Pretend by MGMT always reminds me of moving to uni which was a pretty huge time in my life and I always feel really nostalgic whenever I listen to it so that would have to feature.

Finally, anything from The National’s album High Violet – Sam and I have been to see them so many times and this album has accompanied us on many a roadtrip.



7. What’s your go-to interesting fact about yourself?

I have a double ankle! Well kind of… I have a condition called Osteochondroma which makes some of my bones grow longer than they should, which means I have a weird lumpy knee and two ankle bumps on my right leg instead of one.

8. If you could have a superpower what would it be and why?

Being able to pause time, Bernard’s Watch style! I would use it to nap, catch up on the pile of books on my bedside table and generally have the time to look after myself so that I can spend the rest of the time being productive and full of energy!

9. Name three countries you haven’t been to yet on your travel bucket list?

Sweden, because we are currently obsessed with all things Scandinavia! Brazil, because I think it would just be the most incredible attack on the senses – the food, the colours, the personality, everything. And finally I would really really lovely to visit Sri Lanka – I think it would be the perfect combo of gorgeous beaches and culture.



10. What would your patronus memory be? (if you haven’t read Harry Potter – it’s the moment in your life when you’ve felt happiest)

I’ve had some super happy moments in the last 12 months – getting engaged and picking the keys up to our new house both made me feel like the luckiest girl alive. But I think my patronus memory would be one where I was surrounded by all of my family, telling jokes, eating ace food and laughing at the funny things the kids say – they are always the moments when I feel happiest.

11. I’ve loved reading about your house buying and DIY escapades, what’s left on the list of things to do?

So much! Our house is filled with plenty of character but definitely needs a lot of TLC. We are pretty much there now with the bedrooms, but we still need to totally redo the kitchen and the bathroom could do with a bit of a makeover too. But for now, we are just enjoying a bit of quiet time and a few weekends that aren’t filled with paint and dust!

12.You’re also busy planning a wedding (eek, exciting!), but what’s the craziest thing you’d both choose to include for your big day if reality and budgets weren’t a problem?

If money was no object we would have loved to have flown all of our friends and family out to New York and got married out there. It’s a really special place for us and was where we got engaged last September, so in a dream world it would have been ace to tie the knot there too. We’re pretty in love with our North Wales venue though so it’s definitely a good second choice!


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