Hello, welcome. My name is Sophie and I write, teach, travel while I’m teaching, and garden in my allotment which is currently a disgrace. I trained as an actor and acted until I went to live in LA where I promptly stopped. I am a home cook and learnt how to do it from a bossy contessa in Venice where I lived for a year in my late teens, followed by a year in Rome where I studied Italian for my degree.
I grew up in Devon, lived in London for many years and have recently come back from Sitges, just outside Barcelona, where I was an acting teacher. Again, food featured and became a lovely antidote to lesson preparation. I would love to say I am an international kind of person, but the truth is I hate flying and only do it if chloroformed.
My favourite things: Eating, Shakespeare, reading, swimming in the sea (which cures depression), walking on the Sussex Downs, quinces, earth, bickering, and an open fire.
I hope the blog brings you pleasure.
All photos are my own unless otherwise stated