What Mel Did
What Mel Did - Hart warming up before a run

On diabetes and finding love in a homeless place

Hart was 12 when his school came down with a virus which felled the students like a raging forest fire. On average, it took the children about a week to recover sufficiently to return to school. Hart seemed harder hit...

It All Started When I Didn’t Take My Camera On Holiday

It’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog or, indeed, been that much online, and it all started when I didn’t take my camera on holiday with me a few weeks ago. No, wait. That sounds like I made a mindful, rational...

What Mel Did - Morgan graduation and funfair horse

On Go-Go Hares and Graduations

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. ~ Berkeley Breathed I first heard the phrase “Once a man, twice a child” from my mother’s lips. It means our minds and bodies often revert in older age to that of a...

What Mel Did - Kate Sutton #BeMoreWitWitWoo

God, I Wish I’d Been More Kate Sutton Growing Up

1 August 2018 – the funeral day for Kate. May she rest in peace. Our love and support are with her friends and family today. Growing up, I had the nickname “Miss Piggy” even though, looking back, I wasn’t a...

What About Tomorrow?

Be where you are, otherwise you will miss your life. ~ Buddha Growing up, my siblings and I were not allowed to refer to a future date without adding the words “If God spare.” Unravelled this reads as “If God spares my...

What Mel Did - houseplants

Nature Will Out

This week, I came to see that in nursing the hole of Bronson’s passing, there were smaller, gaping wounds which had been left to haemorrhage unattended. For instance, I had a beautiful garden when I lived in the...