Hi I’m Mel and here is all you need to know about me and what inspired my blog.
I used to drive an MX5 and holiday at all-inclusive resorts in beautiful places. I now drive a Volvo estate and tow a caravan around the UK.
I had a season ticket at Liverpool Football Club. Now I have a TV subscription to Sky Sports and a season ticket to the Zoo.
I took pride in my flat stomach and healthy bank balance. The less said about now the better.
I spent a lot of energy on trying to climb the career ladder. The only ladders you will find me on nowadays are the decorating kind.
Today I am in a much better place. I am a 40 something mummy who has embraced motherhood. And I have my little cheeky monkey to thank for that. I wouldn’t change what I have for the world.
The serious bit
My name is Mel – otherwise known as Harry’s Honest Mummy. I am a Mum to a whirlwind and a Step-Mum to an amazing 20+ year old who accepted me in to her life at the age of 11. I am married to the most cynical, dismissive man who I am convinced had his empathy gene removed at birth. Yet he is hilarious and we balance each other nicely. We must do as we have been together 12 years.
I started the blog because I suffer with epilepsy. I was diagnosed with simple partial epilepsy in my 30’s. It affects my short term memory. There are places I have been on holiday, friends I have had, events I have attended and restaurants I have eaten at that I just can’t recall. Most of the time I just nod and say that I do remember as I know that is easier than telling the truth. Therefore once I had Harry I was desperate not to forget anything. I want to look back and read about the first time he spoke, the first time he rode a bike, his first day at school. As he grows up I want to share those memories with him. Ultimately I also need material to dish up on him at his 18th birthday party!
I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy writing it.