| 2018 | 04 | 30 | april empties |

The Abnormal Beauty Company | Vitamin C suspension | 30ml [£4.90, The Ordinary]
Pixi | Make Up Melting Cleansing Cloths | 40 wipes [£10.00, Marks and Spencer]
La Roche Posay | Efflaclar Duo[+] | 40ml [£16.00, La Roche Posay]
Maybelline | Eyeshadow Color Tattoo 24hr | Eternal Gold | [£5.99, Boots]
Maybelline | Eyeshadow Color Tattoo 24hr | Eternal Gold | [£5.99, Boots]
Maybelline | Eyeshadow Color Tattoo 24hr | Leather Effect [£5.99, Boots]
Maybelline | Eyeshadow Color Tattoo 24hr | On and on Bronze  [£5.99, Boots]
It's Skin | Power 10 Formula | 30ml [£12.00, Asos]
eos | Organic Lip Balm ] [£6.50, Boots]
bareminerals | Perfecting Face Brush | [£24.00, BareMinerals]
The Body Shop | Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm | [£4.50, The Body Shop]
Pureology | Hydrate Shampoo | 250ml [£16.50, Feel Unique]
Stridex | [£5, Amazon, another one I can't find]
The Body Shop | Shimmering Dry Oil | [£18.00, The Body Shop]
Garnier | Micellar Water | 125ml [£1.99, Boots]
Head & Shoulders | Classic Clean | 500ml [£4.99, Boots]
Maybelline | Dream Fresh 8 in 1 BB Cream | 30ml [£7.99, Feel Unique]
Nip + Fab | Glycolic Fix Serum | 30ml [£14.95, Superdrug]
Nip + Fab | Bee Sting Fix Lifting Mask | [£9.99, Boots]
Weleda | Skin Food | 75ml [£12.50, Weleda]
Sure | Maximum Protection Cream Deodorant | 45ml [£4.99, Superdrug]
Acuvue | Oasys for Astigmatism | 6 lenses x 2 [£25.00, Boots]



| 2018 | 04 | 29 | the impossible plank |

Facts about my younger self. 

1. My full name is Sophie Elizabeth (lola) Marie Mitchell

2. Born 29th July 1992.  I had a fat head. 

3. When I was 5 or 6 my special treat was pink pudding. 

4. I collected mud. I dried it out, sieved it and used to proudly put it in jars

5. I wanted to be a cat when I grew up. I didn't grasp animals

6. I had a fake laptop. I never turned it on because I was scared.

7. I used to wake up in the middle of the night and re-locate to the stairs

8.I had a purple gameboy colour and played pokemon all the time. LIKE all. the. time. 

9. I had extra baby teeth and had to have lots of operations to remove them. I also knocked a doctor out. 

10. I decided I didn't want grow.up. So I used to kind of crouch everywhere. 

11. Biting. I think it's safe to say that I did a lot of biting. Of things. and people. and myself. 

12. I was determined to be a famous writer. I didn't realise this involved writing. And then when I did, I sulked. A lot. And used to sit with an empty notebook sighing. Woe is me

13. I could not see. I mean I still can't. My issues started age three and involved a lot of hiding glasses in the sandpit. #buyaspare

Okay. So two of my oldest friends are together in Brussels. Here's to living vicariously through others. Chink. 


| 2018 | 04 | 28 | rewind |

- - -

We walked along the river at around 10pm last night. I've never seen it so flat and still - honestly there can't have been any flow whatsoever.

Car was on fire outside school today.

How exciting.

No one was hurt but the air was thick with fumes.


| 2018 | 04 | 27 | plank revival |

You see I've been through the desert on a plank with no called
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your called
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain

I made a profound statement and then said 'well I bet there's a bloody rainbow'.
To which he replied 'unfortunately sophie, you've actually summoned two'.

This is my 80 year old Grampa. He was a little tipsy and demanded that I gave him a piggy back. He's quite tall. 


| 2018 | 04 | 25 | meh |

Thomas Edison's last words (purportedly) were 'It' is very beautiful over there'. 


I'm all for giving people hope, but I really hate the idea that we're waiting for something even more than what we have. Why can't the now be good enough? Why can't we be satisfied with that which we already are?

I'm happy. 

Do one. 

- - -


Which of the above would you like to be your happily ever after?

Because you're both going to move forward. 

Parallel lines have so much in common, but the sad thing is they  never truly meet. 

Lines that cross have it worse though. They have the moment, before drifting apart forever. 


Actually life is more a squiggle drawn on a leaf, thrown into the wind and let loose. 

- - -

I've lost my hair brush. 

If you find it. please apologise.

It keeps trying to run away.


| 2018 | 04 | 24 | going back in time to 2016 |

2016. Oh 2016. I genuinely think I could write a book on where mine has taken me, but at the end of it all, I've come out smiling.

I think really though, you become what you want to from situations.

You have to go from strength to strength and only ever draw on the positives.

I wouldn't have ever thought I'd be kayaking the way I currently am. I never anticipated having to go to hospital from flu, nor actually completing the ultra a month later.

I'm going to be expanding this post, because there's so much to write.

Firstly. Have lots to look at.

Every year. It's going to be the same. 

I would say that this year kicked off with a lot of work. It was tough - think really tough, and in reality I was pushed in terms of experience. 

Hospital visit followed by goat farm. 

Of course I tried the food to see what all the fuss was about. 

Then I kissed a llama. 

this is a goat btw. 

This horse ran across the field looking so sassy. It made me cry. 

So. May. This is going to be slightly out of order I guess because I didn't upload these in a clever way. Who knows, I might pull myself together. 

The above photo was from Jerry's big day. In fact, it was amazing. It was a surprise meal which we actually kept secret during which we gave the bald man himself a lot of appreciation for everything he does in the rowing world. Of course I was dressed casual, where everyone was in dresses and heels. It was so touching though. 

Wardrobe strengths. 

I miss my blonde so much, but 2016 is the year it has gone for good. No more can I justify the expense (timewise and financially) and itw as just getting such a hassle to upkeep. 

I reckon it's fair to say that most of my summer was spent within the Thames. Not on, as is traditional with our sport, but swimming around in a futile attempt at covering ground. I'm still not sure where my determination came from, but I did not once give up. In a particularly bad week I probably fell in over 70 times (that was me doing two sessions a day though) and each time I picked myself up and started paddling again.

The best days were when I'd fall in, manage to get back in (not an easy feat) and then just fall straight out again.

The below photo was no fun. 4m from the finish line. I mean it's a great photo.

I feel like i've missed a lot off.

But well done for scrolling