Getting to know you, getting to know all about you...

Hi my names Mel and I have a blog just like everyone else. I'm a 26 years young Geordie who's recently returned to the North with my partner and our crazy cat Lily. We live by the sea and I finally feel like I'm home. 

Things I enjoy include baking, taking photographs, charity shops, car boot sales, watching videos of cats, drinking copious amounts of tea and sleeping. I'm not as whimsical as that list makes me seem.

I've always found joy in writing about my life in various parts of the internet, I started out on Livejournal which is probably a right of passage for any teenager of the noughties. Then I decided I was going to get into 'proper' blogging and opened my first blogger site in 2013. Its grown with me these past few years, undergoing a name change at the beginning of last year, Upon The Sea has now settled into a regular pattern of writings about life, love and home-making here on the North East coast. 

I'm fat, and that intersects with a lot of what I blog about, mostly because I shop plus-size. I don't confess to be a sartorial genius but I think as I've gotten older I've got better at dressing myself and understanding what 'style' is. I hope I can make people with similar bodies to mine feel they can enjoy fashion as much as I do! 

Thanks for reading and I hope you stick around