2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people.

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It’s Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all of my wonderful readers, and those who were just scrolling through WordPress this morning.

I hope that wherever you are in the world, you are having a wonderful day with family and friends, getting loads of presents and spending time with those you love.


I’m off to go make a Christmassy cup of tea and sneak some biscuits before anyone wakes up.

Merry Christmas,

Love Mel. x

Blogmas: Day 20

We’re only a few days away from The Big Day *eek!*

So in the mean time, why don’t you check out 12 DAYS of MERRY SHELLEY, HAPPY HOLDEN on my other blog?


Have you guys finished your Christmas shopping yet? Let me know in the comments. x

Blogmas: Day 16, 17, 18 & 19

Yeah… so I’m ill.

Since the chaos that was Sunday’s Christmas Party, I have been coughing and sneezing all week!


Sorry I haven’t posted, but I basically go to work and then come home and get into bed. I always seem to get ill right before Christmas – but it’s a nice excuse to wrap up in bed and watch Christmas movies.

How are you guys spending the last weekend before The Big Day? Let me know in the comments!

Blogmas Days 14 & 15: Party Clean Up

Sunday night was my work’s Christmas party. There are too many stories to tell. Too many. Shots, dancing, an ice bucket hat, a blow-up elf. Too many stories.

A great night had by all ( I think, I don’t remember the last three hours…oops).

Oh and for anyone who read the last Blogmas post… I went for the red dress (obviously).

The morning after was a bit of a state… I’d thrown up all over my bathroom floor, ended up being two hours late for work, and showed up to work in sunglasses. Hardcore.

My boss found it hilarious.

We spent the day filling in the gaps in my memory, having a gossip and scrolling through our photos hoping they weren’t ALL blurry. Not much luck there, I’m afraid.

I think I’m back to feeling human again today *cue Human Again- Beauty and The Beast*

I still don’t know where the balloon elf went…

Blogmas Day 13:Purple Hair and Dress Choices

Good morning bloggers! Yep… purple hair.

Okay, reddish purple hair. (Ignore how tired I look please.)


I’m also struggling to choose a dress for tonight’s Christmas party with work.

So. Much. Effort. Planning and attending a party when you live in the venue is just bizzare.

I’ll post some snaps tomorrow! PEACE.

Blogmas Day 9 : Tree-time

Just a quick post this evening as I am ordering Chinese food (I know, so festive.)

We put our tree up in the pub today, so I thought I’d share a snap with you.


Yeah… we like blue. Goodnight!

Blogmas Day 8: Early Christmas

On Monday I spent the day seeing my fellow graduates for a little Christmas celebration in Canterbury. 

Wining and dining with my AFTER US authors… Jenga was involved.


And some lovely presents…



Then it was time for a drink with one of my best girlfriends!


Who gave me this awesome Hogwarts jumper!


Sadly, I had to come home at the end of the day 😦

Seeing my friends for our own little Christmas reminded me that no matter how far away they are, your friends will always come together if you need them. *aww*

PS: Sorry Day 7 was late… I fell asleep before I could finish typing! I will post Day 8 later today.