Hey, I’m Mel the person behind this blog – let’s sit down with a cup of tea (preferably Earl Grey) and have a chat.
That’s me, up there in that picture in a rare moment of bravery having a full body picture taken. I look pretty uncomfortable right? That’s why on Spring 2016 I started my weight loss journey.
I’ve always kept a journal of some kind from a furry leopard print and pad-locked diary in my childhood, an array of Word documents littering my computer desktop as a teenager and finally a fledging Livejournal (remember that?) in my early twenties until turning my attentions to formally starting a book and beauty blog in 2014.
I come from a University town in Leicestershire in a house with two parents, one younger brother and four cats – yes it was pretty crowded at times. As a teenager I studied for a degree in Media Production (TV & Radio) at the University of Sunderland and I’m incredibly proud of achievements during my time there. I ended up doing a little work in the industry, experiencing some incredible events and meeting some kinda famous people – one day soon I’d love to get back into working in UK television.
At the very beginning of 2015 I met the person who would become my life partner, Rick, at Whitby Goth Weekend whilst I was filming the event for a friend. I was trying to blag a free t-shirt off and he kept showing me pictures of him next to a skeleton at the British Pathology Museum the week before – obviously it was a match made in heaven. Soon after I decided to pack up my life and move all the way across to country to Cardiff to live with Rick and I landed a job working in customer services in the Welsh capital almost immediately afterwards.
Obviously I was an alright roommate because Rick got down on one knee in December of that year and we have a date set to get married in April 2017. You can read all about our preparations for our special day here.
I love to read and review books, have an unhealthy love for make-up products and drink enough tea to keep a small army well watered when I’m working on something – usually at the laptop tapping away posts for this blog.