Hi, I’m Mel.
Words and pictures never say it all, but no matter where life takes me, I find that I often return to them. Like many other writers, my life is incomplete without the act of journaling in some form.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved reading and writing. Words, well used and arranged, make me feel alive. I feel similarly passionate about making websites, and have often sacrificed sleep in lieu of spending all night composing posts and making websites look ‘right’.
I have written both for love and for money, occasionally even both simultaneously, opportunities for which I am truly grateful. As for making websites and blogging, I fell into it circa 1999 and couldn’t find a way to stop for good, so I’ve kept going. For me, spending hours to improve page layouts isn’t work – it’s fun. As for reading past blog posts that make me cringe, well that’s a different story but I’m learning … oh so slooowly … to embrace grace and imperfection.
I love food, words, travel and living a creative life within my normal life. Someday I hope to feel courageous enough to learn how to ride a bike. Start a business. Write another book. I do believe that one day they can happen, as so often I’ve had dreams come true, even if they materialised in a different way to how I expected them to!
I am normally based in Auckland, New Zealand but it’s usually pretty easy to convince me to get on a plane for a little adventure … especially if said adventure includes opportunities to eat amazing food and/or visit people I love.
Curious about the time in my life where I set out to cook through a book like Julie Powell?
Interested in collaborating or working with me? Please get in touch 🙂