When Mary Moonbeam and Mick ‘Bongmaster’ Murphy first emerged from the wilds of Newcastle in 2004 and joined the idealistic young Flynnstones as they began their Happy Pear journey, the tree-hugging, sun-worshipping couple reckoned that they’d found a home for life.
Sharing the twins’ belief in healthy living, early morning swims and walking around half-naked all day, Mary and Mick were a perfect fit for the Pear.
Over the years though, as those early, simple ideals became big business, Moonbeam and Murphy struggled to keep up. As the Happy Pear began to get bigger and bigger – and then a little bigger – this wide-eyed and innocent young couple began to feel smaller and smaller. And older.
“When I look back on how we were when we first joined The Happy Pear to how we look today, just 13 short years later, it really freaks me out, man,” says Bongmaster. “It was like, we got busy, then busier, and then, you know, tunnel vision. In the end, we’ve been buried in that kitchen since 2008.”