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What 2016 Taught Me

It's time for my annual post on what lessons I'll be taking away from 2016...

Melly's Musings...On Love | Part Two - Being Happily Single

Today, I'm talking about my current single status and why it's not a disease. 

BEDN: Anti Bullying Week

This seems like such a miserable post to throw myself back into blogging with, but I'm sure by the end of reading this, you won't mind. First, I must say, I've been such a fail for Blog Every Day in November. Like, seriously. Broken laptop-ness has not helped the situation one tiny bit. So, I'm picking up and I'm going to try my hardest to keep it up. We do still have a couple of weeks left, after all. And following this month, I'm going to take a good look at my editorial plan and get this situation under control. Right, back to the topic in hand. Bullying is still what I consider somewhat of a crisis. It really can affect you at any age - it's not reserved for the playground. It can happen in the workplace, or even at home. If you're fortunate enough to have never been bullied, then congratulations. You are a rare species or you are the one who has actually done the bullying. In which case, slap yourself and then get the help you obviously

Melly's Musings: Working Girl

So, I've been rather naughty and neglected this blog a little but I'm back. And thought it’d be cool to show you what I’ve been up to, at work. As you’ll know, from this post , I’m a marketing copywriter for a fabulous jewellers . And as if by some miracle, the main crux of my job description is to blog. Woohoo! It’s like a dream come true. So, here are a couple of the guest posts that I’ve done for other blogs, on behalf of T H Baker. One post is all about how I’ll be rocking maxi skirts this summer. Which, as far as I’m concerned are the go-to item for this weird we’re-not-quite-sure-if-it’s-really-summer sort of weather. They look great with just a vest top or layered up with a gilet. Anyway, enough of my yapping, you can check the post out here . And secondly, I wrote a little Graduation Gift Guide – handy for this time of year, so check it out. I feel so blessed to have walked into a job, literally 5 weeks after finishing my degree. Although, it’s more excit

Lessons from Dirty Dancing

This film had taught me a lot. Mostly that I love dance and Patrick Swayze. It ignited the passion to dance, in me, when I was younger. But now, watching it with a different mind-set has taught me some valuable lessons. Baby comes into the story on a family holiday as the shy, unheard member of her family, who very much lives in the shadow of her flamboyant older sister and she meets Johnny who has a bit of a bad boy reputation around the resort. They meet when Baby carries a watermelon into the dancehall and she sees him getting his groove on. So my life lesson is this: one watermelon can change your life. And that in a season when you feel ordinary, one simple action could change everything. Baby didn’t know that carrying a watermelon would change the course of her whole time there. You never know who is going to come across your path, when you’re just doing something ordinary. And when that person crosses your path, learn from them . They may only be there for a time. She wasn’t g