HELLO THERE, I’m Mary – Wifey, Mama and creator of this blog.
I love Pizza, Chocolate, Ice cream, a good bargain and colourful and funky things. I adore travelling, nature, adventures, historic places and the theatre. And, the beach is my happy place!  

I am married to my husband ‘Nath’ (Nathan) whom I adore. Nath and I have been married 10 years and he is evidence to me that dreams come true – we have a lot of fun together! We live in a beautiful village in East Yorkshire and are surviving enjoying being the parents of our 3 little nutters – Ethan, Megan and Alice.

As a family and couple we love to travel, see historic and beautiful places, watch films, go to the theatre, eat treats, be outdoors, and generally have a laugh together! We are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and this is very much our lifestyle and ordinary.

I love taking our kids on life’s adventures and showing them this beautiful world – it is a wonderful thing. I love it even more if it is budget friendly!

This blog began in 2014 as a family lifestyle and loss blog following the passing of our 3rd child – Poppy (at birth) – it was cathartic at the time and a way to raise awareness of baby loss and our life around it. As I found solace, it evolved into family lifestyle – capturing the hearty moments in the madness and the things that brought us joy around this massive aching and loss. I enjoyed journal-ling our months as time flew along and the kids changed a lot, grew and accomplished things. 

As my kids are a bit older now though and I am in a different stage of life now too, I write less about my own loss and even all the details of our family and focus my posts more about my own life and, thoughts on life with my counselling insights. I love to write about deep feelings, behaviour and thoughts and how we can each find more filfillment and joy in life, I also really love to capture our adventures and travels still… but my blog has definitely evolved in to a lifestyle blog; sharing a lot about life and the overcoming the hard things, travel and this beautiful world, my style, my loves in life and a little bit of motherhood for good measure!! 

Blogging brings me such great joy and I love how it evolves with me. I hope you will follow along for my life thoughts and little loves, bargains, style and travel tips, as I continue to capture the things that make life hearty!  

Life is hard sometimes, but it is also a beautiful adventure!


  1. Auntie Jukie
    July 13, 2014 / 10:12 am

    Mary I think you are simply an amazing woman. I’ve known you since birth and who would have thought that that little girl doing the ‘star tracking across the universe’ with your sister Jo could turn out the way you have! I feel honoured to be your Auntie and very proud to be able to watch you grow more and more. Xxxxxxxxx

  2. May 12, 2015 / 3:01 am

    You have a freestyle writing challenge awaiting you! Whenever you have time. It would be interesting to see what you write! It’s on my blog 😀

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