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HELLO THERE, I’m Mary - Yorkshire lass come expat, bargain hunter, deep thinker & adventure seeker. Wifey to Nathan & mama of 5 (4 in my arms and 1 in heaven)!

I love to travel, visit the theatre, eat, be in nature & have a good film/box set binge! Historical places & the outdoors make my soul happy & I love to feel the sun on my skin. Which is a good job really, as we have recently moved to Kuwait and are living life together - with all its love, madness and adventure - here in the Middle East.

Delve in as we make memories and live a hearty life here in the Middle East and around the world.

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