Hi! I’m originally from Dublin in Ireland, but I moved to Canada in 2017. I’ve been blogging on and off since 2009. I’ve always enjoyed writing and I like to look back on entries from when I was a different person to who I am now. I’ve been at home with my two boys for the past five years, and I work from home part-time when I can get a few minutes peace and quiet!


The Blog

This is a personal blog and covers ‘a little bit of everything’. It started out as mostly a Travel blog, but has moved on to also cover Parenting and plenty of other bits and pieces including moving our family to a new country. Check out the blog timeline for some background and suggestions on where to start if you want to read some of the older posts.


The Family

My real name is not Sophie, nor is my husband called Brodie. We have a four year old (The Rascal), and his younger sibling Boo recently joined our family. As a personal blog inevitably involves our children, I don’t use our real names online to protect their privacy.


The Background

Brodie and I like to travel and see new places when we can. Our biggest adventure until recently was a three month whirlwind trip around the world. We took in more sights and experiences than we ever expected to in such a short time. We arrived back home to a wintry Ireland in the throes of a severe depression and attempted to answer the question – what now? Then we took our most life-changing plunge into the unknown and became parents. Without a doubt, this is the most stressful, difficult, and rewarding job I’ve ever had! Despite our expectations that parenthood would end our travel ambitions, we’ve continued to see more of the world with The Rascal at our side. Boo had his passport ready to go too by the time he was 3 months old. 2017 was a big year for our family when we emigrated to Montréal in Canada.


Follow Our Adventures

You can find me on social media in the Contact Me page but social media reach is a black art these days and there’s no guarantee that you’ll see updates there. The only way to ensure that you don’t miss blog posts is to join my email list which will send you a notification only when there’s a new blog post on the site.



The Finer Details


Sponsored Posts

I don’t do sponsored posts at all.

Netflix Stream Team

As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I received a Netflix subscription and Apple TV for the purpose of posting monthly Netflix updates and reviews for a year.  I already had a Netflix subscription before joining the Netflix Stream Team, and all opinions expressed were my own.

Product Reviews

I review places or events that were of interest to us. I also review some of the products I’ve used. I have never been paid to review a product. On any occasion where I received a free product for the purpose of reviewing it, this is clearly stated in the post. All opinions are my own.

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Stuff and Nothing is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.