Archive for May 2009

After my near emotional melt down in the last blog post about how awesome Nat and Kat have been throughout the Melonz production process, I went and bought them (and myself) a Melonz related treat- a melon slice necklace to be precise- to say thank you. Arr yes yes I know how very nice of me… stop, I’m blushing.




I got these rather fitting beauties from a delightful website called Temporary Secretary for only £7 a pop-bargain! The content of Temporary Secretary has an abundance of sweet treats such as cake rings, ice cream and cupcake necklaces and love heart and pencil studs- I had to physically restrain myself from buying the whole (online) shop.


PLUS I’ve developed a HUGE crush on one certain little fella-Little Gingy– who, in the product description is described as a more friendly and cute Phil Mitchell, I enjoyed this.


little gingy


“Erm Gingy… will you be my boyfriend please? I think this could be love.”


I must also thank Temporary Secretary for not only the yum melon slices but also for the great customer service. My Paypal account wasn’t being my mate on the day I ordered them but Temporary Secretary came straight to my rescue and all was resolved quickly and efficiently and my slices arrived bang on time. In all- excellent business!


I will take pics of the Melonz team with their new Melonz medals at our final year exhibition ‘Blood, Sweat and Media’ at Fazeley studios in Birmingham on the 11th and 12th June between 6-8pm. I will do another post about the exhibition very soon!!!  



Apologies for our absence, we promise we’ve not been bunking off, in-fact quite the opposite- we’ve been working like super troopers both day and night on the first issue.. which my friends will be printed next Wednesday! Eeek!


The Melonz team have been having regular meetings throughout each week to keep up to date with one-another’s progress and with each meeting my celebratory dance has become more complex, it’s looking goood!!! Kat, the Indesign wizard has been working her magic on the design with her new toy- wacom tab- honestly, I’ve never seen her looking so content. Nat has been scoring some great interviews as well as attending gigs a-plenty (very showbiz) to fill you in on all the latest info on the West Mids talent. I’ve been typing lots too spurred by copious amounts of Nescafe (hmm they should sponsor me?) and hopefully you’ll enjoy reading the treats I’ve bagged. We’ve also been doing a lot of the behind the scenes ‘serious’ business too- research, applying for funding, arranging printing, advertising and distribution, which I can honestly say hasn’t been as thrilling as producing the content, but hey.


At the beginning of the production of Melonz we were told that we wouldn’t be speaking at the final stages of the first issue- how very wrong! We’re as strong as ever, with guns of steel! POW POW! Both Nat and Kat have been awesome help throughout, any quibble or query I’ve had I’ve pressed speed dial and voila they’ve been there with a answer… goodness me I sound like I doing an acceptance speech but it has been truly emotional (I’m listening to Massive Attack, this is the effect it has on me).


I must admit though the production process hasn’t always been plain sailing, but this is due to technology blips and boy they’ve had us in a tizz. For instance my Mac, I have learnt that you should never eat granary toast whilst at your computer, it leads to huge amounts of stress and dodgy keys. I ran into the Apple shop craddling my prized possession like a child wearing my ‘comfy clothes’ with a coat thrown over the top. It was like a scene from casualty, dodging people to get to the ‘Genius Bar’ with a face that said “HELP, HELP, SOMEBODY HELP ME!!!”. Granary seed removed and hey presto I was back in business and Melonz work has since continued smoothly, phew.


Okay dokey, ramble over. Melonz are meeting up tomorrow so I’ll keep you posted on the progress on my celebratory moves and of course the Melonz mag very final on-goings before print. Cheerio.