Managing Adult Asthma: protect yourself against the Coronavirus

Since 2014, when an asthma attack landed me in A&E I’ve been on two inhalers.  Actually, I was...

3 Tips For First Time Mums: living in the time of the Coronavirus

Although all the world is talking about is the Coronavirus, other aspects of life are still going...

The Coronavirus, Social Distancing and Activities for children 4 -9 years old

By the time you read this schoosl up and down the UK will have closed their doors to most of their...

Expat Life in the time of Coronavirus

I’m sure a large portion of the world’s population now knows about the Coronavirus. Europe has now...

Keeping your natural glow after 40

In my teens and twenties I really wasn’t into makeup. Instead, I practised good skin and fitness....

An Interview with Belinda Raji: founder of B’s Dance Fitness

Kicking of my 2020 interviews with entrepreneurs is Belinda Raji. I met Belinda back in 2014, at...
Keeping your natural glow after 40

Keeping your natural glow after 40

In my teens and twenties I really wasn’t into makeup. Instead, I practised good skin and fitness. It wasn’t until I became a mum in my late thirties that I began playing with makeup. After months of crap sleep it was hard to hide the dark bags under my eyes. Whenever...

My Fitness Journey

My Fitness Journey

I’ve been a regular gym-goer since my twenties, in order to manage my weight. Yes, I was a chubby kid. It wasn’t until I become mother that I would experience major weight gain. Since then my size has fluctuated. Now I’m in menopause I also have the menopause middle...

MyHeritage DNA big reveal

MyHeritage DNA big reveal

Several weeks ago I sent off my DNA to be tested to track my heritage DNA. ‘Why?’ you ask, well it’s something I have always wanted to have done. Then, Hubby spotted an online offer so he bought two kits for us to use. It was like the ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ the...

Get to Know a Blogger of Colour Challenge

Get to Know a Blogger of Colour Challenge

The Black Wellness Community have partnered with Healthy Huemans to highlight bloggers of colour on their Instagram page. I was nominated to share my story with them and their readers but I think it’s an awesome opportunity for my new readers to get to know my back...

My 2019 Highlights

My 2019 Highlights

When 2020 began, I felt low. It was a combination for being poorly over Xmas, hormones, financial worry AND self-doubt. Had I met my full potential in 2019? Friends and family had told me it looked like I was doing well. They were proud of me. However, I knew...


Hi, I am Maria, a Trinidad-born Surrey based SAHM, expat blogger and aspiring published children’s book writer. Having moved to England in 2001, my career history has spanned from the Library Service to Further Education. I write about expat parenting, mixed heritage family life, food, beauty and more. The way to my heart is a Trini Dalpuri Chicken Roti.



BBC News - Coronavirus: Exercise out of the home 'could be banned' if people flout rules

There's never been a better time to try something new. There's never been a better time to reignite an ole passion.

In my mind I'm a painter, so I've been playing around with acrylics and watercolour on a small scale ...

Homeschooling during Coronavirus via @Maris_world

If ever there was a time to follow your passions its now. Check out this interview #fitness #dance #entrepreneurlife

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Hi! I’m Maria. My family and I live in London but I’m originally from Trinidad, West Indies. My beloved and I got married in 2006. He’s Chinese/Italian. When we decided to increase our family, the first inevitable question was ‘what the child would look like?’... [ + ]


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