White Cotton Peonies

After 7 years of being a blogger, I’ve decided to start a clean slate. I’m best known for my videos over at randommel.com but with age, my tastes have evolved. There’s only so many times that you can attempt to be funny on video before discovering that you’re not that funny after all.

This I hope will be a space that you can share with me the journey of my life… all whilst I practice playing around with a camera whose buttons I can’t figure out how to press.

So, let me introduce myself. I’m Mel. I live in Windsor with my two cats, Smudgie and Hugo and the love of my life Dickie. The story of how we met deserves a post of its own, so I’ll save that one for another time. But for now, some things you should know…

I love baking cakes… I just need to make sure that I give them away immediately to stop myself from eating them all!

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After peonies, I have an obsession with white roses. I live in the cutest cottage in the whole wide world. Think ‘The Holiday’. I drink far too much Diet Coke and I don’t care how many pennies that stuff can strip, I love it all the same. I have an ever growing reading pile, but still can’t help but read the last page first. Backwards I know.

I started a very public plea for my boyfriend to buy me a dachshund by uploading daily pictures of them to Facebook and Twitter. This backfired when a video of a dachshund went viral and every person that I know felt the need to share it with me. That’s a lot of acting surprised to do.

I adore interior design and believe that I’m pretty good at it. In reality, I’m just really good at pinning!

I really hope that you’ll join me as I babble my way through the interwebs.

M xox


Melanie Kentish

Hi! My name's Mel and I'm a 30 something blogger living in Windsor, UK with my two ginger cats and a rather handsome husband. White Cotton Peonies is the place where you'll find my ramblings on health, fashion, beauty, food and my random adventures as a soon-to-be mum. Enjoy.