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.
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England May 11, 2016 Behind the Scenes of a Cinderella Story in Leicester (and also ramen and Oxford) After traveling to Windsor the week before for the Queen's 90th birthday, I prepared for Week 5 to take a backseat and be a little less exciting. What's better than a chee... England April 25, 2016 Covering the Queen’s 90th Birthday in Windsor This was by far the most fun and most tiring week I've had at the bureau. Before I get to the Queen, I want to mention another great story we got to do on Tuesday. I had made a pitch to cover the unv... England April 17, 2016 Vox Pops and Buckingham Palace It was quieter in the newsroom this week, which worked out great for me since it afforded me a chance to practice a bit more with iNews, Avid, MOG, Aspire, and all the technical stuff that might seem ... England April 11, 2016 Shooting a protest with really expensive cognac in my backpack Monday I knew my intern luck couldn’t last. I seemed to have caught the flu. Posters on the tube stating, “British flu season is longer than usual this year” mocked me. Our bureau producer told me t... England April 4, 2016 Real world travellers don’t pack incense During the fourth week of September, a meeting was held for students in my journalism program in the alumni hall auditorium to talk about internships - these vague things that happened months down the... England March 4, 2016 Getting a UK Youth Mobility Visa for Canadians The Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa is essentially a working holiday visa for people aged 18-30 who want to travel or live in the UK for up to two years and work at the same time. It's a perfect way for Ca...