Sophie Butcher

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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, to raise money for eating disorder charity Beat. I did my first ever 10k last September and thoroughly enjoyed it, and knew I wanted to sign up for more in 2016, but wondered how I…

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‘The Purge: Election Year’ Review

As we enter election year, and the third film in the Purge trilogy, the annual purge is now a well established part of American life – so much so, that so called ‘murder tourists’ are even travelling to the US from overseas to take part in all the fun – and it’s all down to the New Founding Fathers. But, the country is waking up to the Purge, what it’s doing to society’s most in…

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‘Jason Bourne’ Film Review

The dream team of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass have reunited to give amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne another mission, much to the joy of Bourne fans the world over after the disappointment of The Bourne Legacy. The good news? It’s everything you want it to be. There’s something about the Bourne films that makes them stand out from other action movies. They have everything you’d expect of the genre – a strong but silent…

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‘Suicide Squad’ Review: We’d Hoped For Better

It’s been one of the most hyped blockbusters of the year, and has raked in a fortune in it’s opening weekend – but Suicide Squad, the latest installment in DC’s comic universe has been faced with negative and mixed reviews. If you’re unfamiliar with the film, the (supposed) plot revolves around a number of villains (superheroes without the hero part) that are locked up in jail, which the US government decide to put together into…

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10 Days in NYC: A New York City Travel Diary

New York, New York. So good, they named it twice – and it only takes one trip there to see why. There’s something inexplicably magical in the air, across the skyline, on the streets. As soon as you step into the wall of blaring taxi horns, you feel it. You get it. You know what the city is trying to tell you. You feel at home. I went on a mind blowing 10 day trip…

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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 here. We wandered the streets, stepping in each boutique we saw, finding treasures aplenty. Feeling that vintage shopping itch, we went back for more a few weekends ago. For all the other vintage lovers out…

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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 up to you (and you alone) to bring in the business, keep yourself organised and pay those bills – have I put you off yet? I loved my job before I went freelance, working at…

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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 city in the sunshine, than sitting down to some great food. James and I went in to the city centre on Saturday to have a good nosy around the Northern Quarter. It was the best…

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A Belated Barcelona Travel Diary

When I say belated, I mean belated. I actually went to Barcelona almost a year and a half ago, back in September 2014. It was the first abroad holiday that me and my boyfriend James went on together and so will always have a special little corner in our memories. We were so ridiculously excited when we booked it! We chose Barcelona because we wanted somewhere hot and sunny, that felt like holiday, whilst also…

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‘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 what’s featuring in my wardrobe, the best beauty bits I’ve found, as well as a cheeky recipe, restaurant review and general life chat now and then. For those who don’t know me, I’m a full…

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