• Happy Birthday, Dear Dad

    Hi Dad, Surprise! Today as I’m heading for a destination 11,000 kilometres away from home, at this very moment you’re hopefully out in the barn, drink in hand, with your horses and your friends, celebrating your 60th trip around the sun. I am aware that they’re celebrating against your will, but that’s what makes them

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  • 2017: The Year in Review

    Guys. This was a big year for me. So big in fact, that it’s taken me a month to catch my breath and sit down to record it all here. What Happened in 2017? My word for 2017 would be ‘overcommitted’ (to everything except Rob—you da best, babe!). In March of last year I started

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  • 2015: The Year in Review

    It’s been a big year. Before I headed into 2016 I wanted to take a second to look back and reflect on everything that happened in 2015. Blog MelHattie.com became MelHadTea.com, moved from Squarespace and relaunched with a whole new design on a self-hosted WordPress site, and I started a Facebook page. Books I set off in

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