hosting @ccsyd

So yesterday I got to host a Sydney social Instagram account called @ccsyd. It’s one of those ‘pass the baton’ concepts where people do a day-in-the-life for everyone to share and then pass it on.

Many people think social media is impersonal but I find it the complete opposite. I love the way it helps you connect to people you wouldn’t otherwise have met (like you!) and it even more weaves a community feel when it’s based around your own city!

Here are my photos from the day in the life of @thisismelly.

View on my workout...beautiful Sydney

Seriously, doing my workout outdoors is so much better than at the gym. It never gets boring with this view!

my favourite little monster Harley

I can’t explain to you how happy Harley is running next ahead of me! Especially with a stick in his mouth!

Coffee from my local; Kebo in Pyrmont

Picking up coffee from my fave local cafe Kebo on my way home from the run is the best. And check out their new graffiti art work!

Work; 2nd floor from the top

I’ve been doing a project here at a client site for almost a year now! Channel 7 & Pac Mags is in the building so I get to see a few famous faces; Koshie, Home & Away actors, Jackie Frank from Marie Claire, Better Homes & Gardens presenters and random celebs coming in for interviews.  Its fun!

Lunch at The Grounds; Moroccan poached chicken salad

Our senior manager Ben came to meet with Mands & I and took us for lunch at The Grounds…yum!

Street art in Glebe

Capturing a pic of this amazing street art on my way home…

Blooms on my table

Any excuse to take photos of flowers!

Love it when I'm home in time for dusk over the city; view from my balcony

This view never gets old.

Vivid Light Festival @ Darling Harbour

After Jay arrived home from work we took Harley down to see the light show on as part of the Vivid Festival. We got ‘naked burritos’ from Mad Mex and sat on the wharf.

Thanks for having me @ccsyd!

Loved sharing my day with the Insta-world; hope you enjoyed it too!


instaweek | my week in instagram

You wouldn’t know it’s approaching winter here in Sydney. There hasn’t been a cloud in the sky for days and today the top temp was 30°C (86°F)!
Gorgeous weather people, which is making me very happy indeed!

Here’s what I got up to in the past week…

introducing Mr & Mrs Basu Roy; Shookie & Raj
introducing Mr & Mrs Basu Roy; Shookie & Raj
photo booth fun! Jay, me, Geoff & Mich
photo booth fun! Jay, me, Geoff & Mich
Mum & Harley
my gorgeous Mum & Harley
mmmm foooood!
mmmm foooood! steak with balsamic onions and goats feta, tomato & avocado salad
flags at half-mast; celebrating & remembering the troops on ANZAC day
Harley got featured on @instas_cutest_pet
Harley got featured on @instas_cutest_pet because he’s so damn cute!
my favourite perfume
liquid gold…my favourite perfume
running with Harley - he's the black dot way up ahead! And yes that's the Sydney Harbour Bridge!
morning run with Harley – he’s the black dot way up ahead! Yep, that’s the Sydney Harbour Bridge!
tunes on the car stereo; the awesome Chet Faker
tunes on the car stereo; the awesome Chet Faker
eggcellent! mucking around with the dirty dozen...
eggcellent! mucking around with the dirty dozen…
solid workout
my buddy Harley
my buddy Harley
today's lacy outfit
today’s lacy outfit

Happy Weekend!


instaweek | my week instagram

How’s everyone’s Easter break?
I’ve been loving the extra long four day weekend spent at home in a love bubble with Jay and Harley.

The week past was full of cramming work in before the holidays, getting my healthy eating back on track and catching up with family & friends.
The only low is that Jay’s Dad’s cancer is back; in his liver this time around which means intensive chemo starting next week. We’re focusing on sending good thoughts and lots of love his way.

IMG_20130325_062903IMG_20130326_094347starting the week off right; early morning jog & a green smoothie

IMG_20130326_203721 Tuesday night: Jay with Daddy & Mummy Williams; his parents

IMG_20130327_201952 Mid week drinks with the girls at a funky new “secret bar” called The Baxter Inn. It’s tough to find but once you’re there you won’t want to leave!

IMG_20130328_195222 since the imminent demise of google reader, I’ve gone all BlogLovin….

IMG_20130328_081216 another green smoothie

IMG_20130330_104145 and another! this time in my new carry container from

IMG_20130328_222542 Throw-back-Thursday; my BFF Gracie (left) & me circa 2004

IMG_20130330_152057 cooking up a barbie

IMG_20130329_131832 Friday Flowers on my table

IMG_20130329_090648 “wake up Mummy, it’s walkies time!” Harley says…

IMG_20130329_131556 Good Friday chillin in our crib…

IMG_20130329_143111 Try getting this stick back!

IMG_20130329_165823 Easter treats; hot cross buns & French Earl Grey tea (my favourite!)

IMG_20130329_234053 remembering our Paris trip….I want to go back!

IMG_20130330_184452 Date night; Old Fashioned fun at The Baxter Inn (I just HAD to take Jay!)

IMG_20130330_215429 and later on date night; Hoopla under the Big Top in Darling Harbour. It was super fun but a little weird when the trapeze artist got the shits with her clothing and took off her top mid-way through the routine! Flying boobies with the flying trapeze!

IMG_20130331_102120 Look what I got to wake up to this morning! Jay made me pancakes!!!
Gluten & wheat free pancakes too! Isn’t he grand…

IMG_20130331_111049 Ain’t it true!


Happy Easter Sunday xx

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what a week

Hello, sleep? this is Melly. I’m ready for you now!


I can barely keep my eyelids open as I write this. Hectic week… Jay was in Melbourne for work which meant keeping a house full of rolling guests (one lot departed as another arrived) entertained came down to me (thank God for the delights of Harley the born entertainer)!

20130308235929792Acting like big kids with Danny. My goofy favourite uncle!
Tuesday night we stayed til closing at the local Thai restaurant
drinking wine and talking.
Wednesday night we drank cocktails & shared sundaes with the sparkling city backdrop behind us…

20130310121842839 I managed to get a couple of solid workouts in!

20130310120612745 Reading love poetry & playing with a new filter…

20130310123459098 Still so obsessed with salads;
zucchini flowers
rocket, apple, walnuts & feta
spinach, pumpkin, beetroot, lentils & feta

20130307180956194 cocktails with colleagues


and a few more with friends


how can you not when your city shows off weather like this?!!
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20130310120911423 Jay’s home! Saturday date night; Dreams In White play in Darlinghurst.

20130310121022513 And of course my little Harley boy…the fluffy love of our lives!


The last of our guests left this morning,
so now it’s time to do the washing & get back into our routine.
But first a little nap in the sun…

Happy Sunday!

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