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 enjoy travelling, nature, adventures, historic places and the theatre. But, the beach is by far my happy place!
I am married to my husband ‘Nath’ (Nathan) whom I adore, and we have been married 10 years – He is evidence to me that dreams come true and we have a lot of fun together! We live in a beautiful village in East Yorkshire and are
surviving enjoying being the parents of 3 little nutters.
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.
But, as we head towards a new decade and a new stage of life for us all, I am ready for a change with my blog.
I have been pondering this a lot and have decided that as my kids are a bit older now and I am in a different stage of life now too, I have reached a place where I feel I don’t want to share them with the world so much or share certain aspects of our families life either. Of course I will still be writing about family travel and budget family hacks here and there, and family will crop up occasionally as my lifestyle is very much that I am a wife and mother. But, my images will be less on the kids and I will capture these moments with them in the background.
Going forward my children and monthly family updates will be taking a back seat and my posts will be focussed more heavily on my own personal loves, interests and thoughts. I want to write more of general life and thoughts, plenty of travel and adventures, theatre and style.
** Family stuff and parenting posts are still in the archives/blog categories and our family bargains will still feature a lot; it just won’t have their little faces and details of their lives in it so much now they are getting older.
Blogging brings me great joy and I love how it evolves with me. I hope you will follow along for my life and loves, bargains, style and travel tips, as I continue to capture the things that make life hearty!