Feb 21 2013

Funny perils about starting a new job

Starting a new job is always stressful – the download of information, remembering everyone’s names, working out the social hierarchy. But then there’s stuff like asking where the loo is and having them know you need to pee. Yes, I’m 12.


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I hope you all is well with you in your world. Leave a comment and put a smile on my face.

Much love,

M xox

Dec 6 2012

Tips on how to avoid the doghouse this Christmas!

18 sleeps. 18 SLEEPS. EIGHTEEN SLEEPS. That’s all that separates me from the big man, Santa. Oh yeah, baby.

With so little shopping time left to go, boys, it’s time to start thinking of gifts for your loved ones. Yes by loved ones I mean family, your mates (unlikely I realise), but most importantly your partner. You see, your partner holds the power to make Christmas one of the most special or painful times of year.

So without further ado, let me give you some tips to keep you out of the doghouse this Christmas.

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Probably worth also noting that you could buy the most amazing gift in the world, but if you rock up at 4am on Christmas morning having been out with the lads the night before, leaving you incapable of eating Christmas dinner… it’s going to be an uphill struggle.

I’d love to hear from you, so make me happy and leave me a comment.

Much Thursday love.

M xox


Dec 4 2012

The Monday Currently; Week 5 (a day late)

Mel Kirk The Monday Currently for Randommel

I’m a day late, so it’s actually really the Tuesday Currently, but it’s here nonetheless. Following a much more upbeat week than the past few, I’m glad to be back and with a big smile on my face to boot (I’m using the phrase “to boot”, not asking you to boot my face btw). So without further ado…

reading back the post that I have just written reviewing Sams Brasserie in Chiswick for the scrumptious meal that I ate there last Friday evening. I really need to get better at this regular posting thing!

listening to King Charles. I had a lunch meeting with his Manager last week and you’ll be hearing more about him soon. Watch this space.

thinking I can’t believe that it’s less than 3 weeks to go until Christmas. My grandma has finally been placed in her hospice and so I’ll be going down to take her Christmas presents this weekend to help settle her in etc. I can’t believe I’m buying Christmas pressies already… it still feels like June. This is also the type of thing my mum used to say, you know, where has the year gone blah, blah, blah. At the time I used to think it was because she was old. Now I know that  I’m old.

smelling Florabotanica by Balenciaga. My favourite perfume used to be Gucci II (coined my date perfume) but when it ran out, I decided to try something different and I’m in love with it.

wishing my good friend Laura the happiest of birthdays.

hoping the goodies I’m awaiting from ASOS looks as gorgeous on me as they did on the website. I have an Aston Martin cocktail party to go to on Thursday, and of course, none of my existing LBD’s were suitable 😉

wearing black leggings, over the knee boots and a cute new denim shirt from GAP that has a lovely tailored shape to it. Casual, comfie and hair tied in a bun. Not a glamorous day. Making the most of not having to go out this evening!

loving the fact that Kate and Will are expecting. I’ve always been a bit of a secret Royalist, but now it’s in full flourish.

wanting the Miu Miu Studded Leather Tote. Santa baby…

needing to do ironing. Seriously. It’s been a month and I’ve mainly been living out of a suitcase. Tonight, I have a date with my iron. I’m SERIOUSLY that cool.

feeling happy. The boy passed his tests and is now a Captain! How exciting is that?!? I managed to spring a surprise meal on him with his friends and family and he fell for it hook, line and sinker *insert smug face*

clicking through Goats On Things. I don’t know why this amuses me, but it does, no end.

After another busy week, this week sees the Aston Martin cocktail reception, the launch of Camden Eye Pizza, Surrey Does Christmas Dinner and a trip back to Bristol. Wish me luck.

Happy Tuesday. Stay awesome.

M xox

Nov 29 2012

Some tips for men during Movember

We all know that Movember supports a brilliant cause – it raises awareness and saves lives. Trust us, we girls appreciate it, especially if it helps the men in our lives.

Now that I’ve got that little disclaimer out of the way, some thoughts you may wish to consider when participating in Movember.

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Congrats to all of those that took part… now, Saturday, add to your to-do list remove tache! Thanks! Roll on Fanuary….

Much Thursday love

Mel xox

Sep 14 2012

Annoying Pedestrians… Is That You?

You know when you’re running and that person steps out in front of you and refuses to move? Yeah that. This week’s video explores some of the most annoying pedestrians.

BTW – I apologise now that I look like an ice-cream cone and have fuzzy hair – it’s caused by holidays and work showers. In that order.

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I’d love to hear your grievances too. I’m here to help.

Big love,

M xox

Aug 30 2012

Things to avoid on holiday…

We’ve all been there – had those pesky foreigners reserving sunbeds with towels… but in this week’s video, I thought it would be good to cover some other pitfalls to avoid… That is of course if you want to keep yourself popular.

Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, Holiday Etiquette.

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I love hearing from you, so be sure to leave a comment.

I’ll be thinking of you all whilst I’m lying in my bikini in the sun…

Much love.

M xox

Aug 10 2012

Funny Things About the London 2012 Olympics

So, I’m the first to hold my hand up and admit that I was dreading the Olympics. The thought of a bustling London town, busier than usual and the terrible transport wasn’t filling me with joy.

But, then the Queen became a Bond Girl and all was well with the world again. In this week’s video, I share some lessons that I’ve learned during the Olympics.

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I’d love to hear from you in the comments, so don’t be shy.

Big love,

M xox