Okay, this is how its been ever since "If I Can't Dance" was planned to be a single. That idea goes down the drain. Then a fourth album idea comes up. Then the fourth album gets scrapped out for a GH. Then the tour gets pushed. Then the tour gets cancelled. Then the GH gets pushed. Then another tour gets cancelled. And then the GH gets cancelled for a fourth album. Phew!!! I have no idea what made Sophie or her record label change her / their minds so many times, but w/e it is, i'm hoping it has a good outcome. Read thru... Hi Sophie, what are you doing right now? I'm out shopping near my house. I've got quite a lot of birthdays coming up that I've got to get presents for. April is birthday month for me. Sonny, Richard, me, Richard's parents, three out of my four cousins, my uncle, my best friend, and another two friends. It's daft! Sounds like a lot of people like to do their loving in July. Ha ha! Well, actually Sonny was supposed to be born in June, but he came early. He would've had that whole month to himself, but he ended up in April too. So, what have you been up to? It's been a little while since we caught up. There's lots of exciting things going on, but I'm afraid I cannot tell you too much about any of them. Why not? Well, one thing is quite an exciting thing to do with my record company and the other is quite an exciting thing to do with other stuff. But I don't want to jinx either until it's all signed and sealed. OK. In other news, Calvin Harris lost all his new work this week, after it was mislaid in a bag at Heathrow Terminal 5. Oh dear, I hadn't heard that! Is that bag likely to include any of the material you've been working on with him? Yeah, probably! But I have got it on a CD, so we should be all right. Have you finished the new tracks for the Greatest Hits? Well, because I've got so much material together that we're really happy with, I'm actually going to push on and make a fourth studio album, rather than a Greatest hits. Wow, that's quite big news. I'm really happy about it, to be honest. The Greatest Hits will come after the studio album now. I feel like after I've done the Greatest Hits, I'd quite like to try a bit of a new direction. But I'm enjoying doing the dance-y pop stuff too much to leave it behind just yet! How much of the new album is finished? I would say somewhere between a third and a half. So four or five songs? Something like that. I've probably got more than that, but I'm not sure which ones I'll end up using. Who have you been working with? I've been going back to a lot of people that I've enjoyed working with before. So I've done more stuff with Dimitri Tikovoi and Liam from the Sneaker Pimps. I might be working with Greg Alexander again too, which would be really cool. Do you have any gig plans in the diary? No, not at the moment. It's all just about getting this album done. When are you thinking that will be out? Well, ideally September sort of time, but that's still very much up in the air. But I definitely want to push on with it. Have you got an idea what the first single will be? I think it might be 'Off And On', which I did with Calvin Harris and Cathy Dennis. But I also really like the track I did with the Freemasons. But, of course, it could be one of the songs we haven't done yet. Are you spending most days of your week recording? I do like being able to see Richard and Sonny as well, so I'm trying to get the balance right between family life and recording. But this album certainly won't take as long as the last one did. Weren't you in the Alps with Richard and The Feeling last week? Yes, which was fantastic. They did a free outdoor gig on the piste and it was one of the best shows I've seen them do. They played for about two hours and threw in loads of covers. There's footage on YouTube of them doing '(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)' by the Beastie Boys. Oh that was really funny. Did you see Richard singing in that? I want him to do more of that. But he told me off, because after the gig I came up to him and said, 'That was brilliant! I love it when you do your singing thing! You should do more of that!' He was like, 'Oh, you girlfriends, you always come backstage and say, 'I want my one to do more'.' That's how not to take a compliment! Careful, you'll be the Yoko Ono of The Feeling. Oh, I proclaimed myself their Yoko a long time ago. I make all the decisions behind the scenes. Ha ha! Did you ski while you were out there? I did have a go, yeah. Actually, I heard Richard saying to someone that I picked it up slightly quicker than he did when he started, which was not was I was expecting! I thought I was going to be awful. You've never skied or snowboarded before? No. I did one day of snowboarding in Milton Keynes Snowdome, but I didn't do very well, so that wasn't much fun. But I skied this time, which I think is a lot easier. Saying that, at one point I was a bit of a runaway train, because I hadn't learned how to stop. So I just went straight forward and sped up really fast. Everyone thought I was going to hurt myself, so they were shouting, 'Fall over! Fall over!' But I was fine, although I must've looked quite ridiculous. Did you go glam with your skiwear? Not really. I had some funky blue Ray-Bans on, but everything else was just black. I think it's very difficult to be fashionable with skiwear on. Although Dan from The Feeling was wearing a Prada coat. There was something in the paper this week about you having a phobia of closing doors. Is this true? I think phobia is probably over-stating it, but I saw a girl getting her fingers crushed when I was little. Ever since then, I have been a bit freaked out by hinges. Do you have doors in your house? Of course! I really wouldn't call it a phobia. It's not like I scream every time I go through a door! Have you done anything else exciting recently? I went to London Zoo with Sonny and his little friend yesterday. That was fun. What were Sonny's favourite animals? We're both quite similar actually; we liked the meerkats and the otters. And there was quite a lot of good stuff in the nocturnal bit. There's a thing called a slender loris, which is a little slow-moving night creature, with very big eyes. That was incredibly sweet. And what's the latest on your burgeoning DJ career with Richard, as Mr & Mrs Jones? We did a bit of DJing in the Alps, actually, at the after-show. It probably wasn't our finest hour, though, because we were both a bit tipsy. But I'm hoping to get the club night sorted soon. Watch this space on that one. It sounds like we've got to watch this space on a few things. Yes, sorry about that. But as soon as I can tell anyone about any of them, the website will be the first to know!