This is Mel

She wants to be a vampire, gets disappointed when her husband doesn’t eat enough schnitzel and she likes to talk about worms. Her name is Mel. And yes, she’s wearing a crab on her head.

Sometimes Ian tries to claim Mel as ‘his friend’. He thinks he can do this because she married one of his best mates.  Last year he insisted that the gorgeous candle the Williams’ gave us for Christmas had to live on his side of the bed since it came from ‘his friends’.

I love that Ian loves Mel. He thinks she’s an awesome cook and talks about her having a good energy.

But she’s not just his friend. She’s one of my favourites too. I love Melly’s heart. It’s made of bright, sparkly gold. She’s smart, honest, passionate and incredibly funny. I’ve never met anyone quite like her. And I love that.

Happy birthday Melly. You deserve all good things that come your way.