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. And, the beach is 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 – 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. 

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 stuff is most likely to crop up occasionally as my lifestyle is very much that I am a wife and mother. But, going forward my children and monthly family updates will be taking a back seat and my posts will be focused more heavily on my own personal loves, interests and thoughts.  I want to write more on general life and thoughts, plenty of travel and adventures, theatre and style. 

** Family stuff, loss and parenting posts are still in the archives/blog categories I just don’t want to share so many details of their lives here 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!  


  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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