Hey, I'm Mel!
I'm a tea sommelier, an adventurer, a language lover, and a photographer! I love finding new ways of seeing the world. Chasing an unconventional life inspires me. In my writing here I'm pursuing to be as raw and honest as possible. I'm goofy, sarcastic, and straightforward. I want to make you feel comfortable so you can sit down with a cup of tea and chat like we're family. Welcome to my corner of the internet.
Category: The Sunday Letter
The Sunday Letter July 10, 2016 The Sunday Letter | 2016.07.10 This week I did something small that was really important. I sat down with my Opa and recorded about an hour of him telling me about our family history. How he left Holland to join the Canadia... The Sunday Letter July 3, 2016 The Sunday Letter | 2016.07.03 This week we looked really good. First there was the touching New York Times article on how Canadian families are getting in line to sponsor Syrian refugees. Then there was the adorable reception from... The Sunday Letter June 19, 2016 The Sunday Letter | 2016.06.19 I arrived back in Nova Scotia exactly two weeks ago. Hopped off the plane and quickly acquired a Tim Horton’s everything bagel toasted with herb and garlic cream cheese. My token offering to the gods ... The Sunday Letter May 15, 2016 The best introduction to Bosnia Hello! I hope you're having a good day. I'm coming to you today from Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city is nestled along a river in a mountain valley and has been described b... The Sunday Letter May 8, 2016 The Sunday Letter Friday brought the last day of my internship with CBC in London. In a way, it's good because I don't think I could have afforded living in London much longer (although I am now a connoisseur of £2 din... The Sunday Letter May 1, 2016 The Sunday Letter You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford. -Samuel Johnson... The Sunday Letter April 24, 2016 The Sunday Letter I just got back from having my mind blown at the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House on the Strand in London. Holy crap. How is there so much good work out there? I was in su...