Personal highlights from Weleda Insight 2019

‘In one handful of soil, there are more organisms than there are humans on earth.’...

Bioglan’s Beauty Collagen (sponsored by Bioglan)

One month ago, I did a seasonal cleanse. I’d never done one before but my skin was...

The Leaf & Cane Bar: rum, rhythm and good times

In my mind I'm a salsa dancer, never mind I’ve not perfected my moves.  I don’t know...

How sponsoring a girl makes a difference to her life

Sometimes it’s hard to be a girl. Especially a girl living in poverty. You have to...

World Afro Day: Big Hair Assembly

I attended the World Afro Day launch in 2017. I wanted to know the mission which as it...

W is for woman: personal highlights from Women Who Workout Healthy Eating Workshop

Food confession: I comfort eat. I eat when I’m sad, mad or bored. Sometimes, I eat...
Painshill: a magical landscape garden

Painshill: a magical landscape garden

We first saw Painshill, under the twinkling of Christmas lights about 4 years ago. I found it thrilling. The kids thought it was a spooky because some spots were dark. Once we arrived at the crystal grotto, Santa’s presence made all their fears fade into...


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.







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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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