Comparison is the Thief of Joy and Why YOU Need to Stop it

Are you the Queen of Comparison? How many times have you looked at someone – a friend, neighbour, colleague, school mum, family member – and said to yourself “she’s got it all, she’s got it made, she’s got such a good life”? And then turned round and compared her life to your own life? We […]

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I am the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.

I am the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything. - Love the Life You Live!

Yesterday it was my birthday. I am now 42. Otherwise known as the answer to life, the universe and everything which made me chuckle so I thought I’d blog about what being 42 means to me. First of all I have to say that I’m loving the 40s so far and don’t have the slightest worry […]


My Story. Warts and All.

I have a tendency to only show the happy, upbeat, positive side of my life. I don’t like to dwell on the bad stuff, because I am, generally, an optimistic, glass half full kind of person. But I think it’s important to share the scars, the wounds and the pain we’ve been through to help […]

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” How many times has your answer to this question changed over the years? I’m guessing when you were little your answer might have been astronaut, ballet dancer, pilot or checkout lady. As you got older and you realised that people were not asking you what […]

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The Year of No-Yes: Me, Myself and I

The Year of No-Yes: Me, Myself and I - - Love the Life You Live!

Towards the end of last year I realised just how much I put myself on the back burner. My days were spent working, dealing with the girls, helping out with various requests from others. And I’d get to the end of the day and have nothing left for me. No time. No energy. I was […]

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An Open Letter to my 11 Year Old Daughter: Happy Birthday!

Dolphin swimming - An open letter to my 11 year old daughter :

In 2012 I started a parenting blog, Franglaise Mummy, (which I’ve since retired) and in 2013 I decided to write a birthday letter to my daughters for their 1st and 7th birthdays. I continued that tradition every year, and although that doesn’t really fit with this blog I don’t want to stop it! So here […]

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I Accidentally Manifested A Husband

I accidentally manifested a husband: l Love the Life You Live!

It was 2001. I was 25 and newly single and heartbroken. I had never heard of The Secret and didn’t have a clue what manifesting or the Law of Attraction were. Yet I managed to manifest a husband. By accident. If you’re not familiar with the concept of manifesting or the Law of Attraction then […]

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I Picked A Pineapple! (Vlog)

I picked a pineapple! l Love the Life You Live!

In Episode 4 of my vlog series Sophie: Raw and Unpolished, which is all about my everyday life in Mauritius, you can catch: Secret Sunrise a big hair colour change cinema Mauritian-style Chamarel waterfalls Ebony Forest with its nature and breathtaking views traditional Mauritian restaurant where I picked my first ever pineapple in their organic garden! […]

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Hakuna Matata The S*** Out Of Your Life!

Hakuna Matata The S*** Out Of Your Life! l Love the Life You Live!

“Hakuna Matata! It means no worries for the rest of your days”. But when was the last time you went all Hakuna Matata on your life? I can tell you when mine was. On Saturday. When I was dancing like a maniac on a public beach here in Mauritius, to “Hakuna Matata”, “Don’t worry be […]

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