About Me


I am Melissa.

I live in a beautiful little village in Kent. I have 2 crazy, brilliant children, a tennis coaching, guitar playing, tea making partner and a really dirty dog (who is my best running buddy). I run a business making vintage inspired clothing called Aye Aye and I look after a collaborative shop filled with local creative businesses called Made in Ashford. I have a short attention span, I have self-destructive tendencies, I have battled an unhealthy relationship to alcohol since I was a teen and I suffer from depression and anxiety.

Running has helped me change the way I process difficulties, it is how I work things though, it gives me the time and space I need. Running is therapy be it on my own or with a buddy to talk to. It is a beautiful connection to people around me, to nature, to my dog, to the weather and it makes me feel.