#AskTheQuestion Week 1 – MILK – Honouring Your Preferences

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen that I have recently joined #AskTheQuestion, an email series ran by author, blogger, columnist and my all round writing idol Laura Jane Williams. Each week she shares a…

Why It’s Okay That You Don’t Own Everything You Want …

I read an article a few weeks ago┬áthat has really stuck with me ever since. It was on a site called The Financial Diet, an incredible blog that opens up the conversation about money and career for young people, especially…

The Pressure of Finding Your Destiny

I’ve never really bought in to the idea of fate, of destiny, of something higher than myself. I’m not sure that I do now, either. But a few years ago, it felt like my eyes were opened. Opened to more…

What I’ve Learned From Running Five 10ks in Six Months

I know what you’re thinking – why put yourself through it? The reason I decided to sign up for 5 distance runs in 2016 was firstly, to give myself a physical challenge and a reason to push myself, and secondly,…

Discovering Manchester: 4 Vintage Havens

Prepare for more checked shirts, denim shorts and retro accessories than you can handle; I’ve been vintage shopping. I distinctly remember the first time James and I got stuck into Manchester’s vintage clothing scene, right back when we first moved…

My top tips and tools for making freelance life easier (plus FREE …

Making the move to go freelance isn’t easy, for anyone. It’s quite a risk to take, even if you’ve got clients ready and waiting. The days of a guaranteed income at the end of each month is gone, and it’s…

Discovering Manchester: American Eats at Home Sweet Home

Welcome to the first in my Discovering Manchester series – blogs all about my favourite things to do, places to see and food to eat in this beautiful city. There’s nothing better after a day of walking and exploring a…

‘Eat the world, Piper’

Welcome to sophiefbutcher.com! It’s a brand new space that I’ve put together for all my ramblings about the stuff I love; expect pictures and travel guides for the places I visit on holiday, roundups of my fashion week favourites and…