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My 2019 Highlights

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Get to Know a Blogger of Colour Challenge

Get to Know a Blogger of Colour Challenge

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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...

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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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@MsXpat Its tricky cos sometimes the 'asker' may not be ok and in no position to help. Most times we ask out of habit. Most people are fighting their own battles so if anyone is not feeling ok, go speak to someone. The person you r hoping might just see thru yr facade may not be able to.

The next time you ask someone 'How are you?' or 'Are you ok?' pause for second look them in the eyes. Make eye contact. Be authentic in your question.

Not every ' I'm OK' reveals the whole truth.
You are not… https://www.instagram.com/p/B8oONVeFXl5/?igshid=4trdbk0iru03

Dan wootton, Caroline’s death is tragic, but your spiteful words and hate campaigns towards other celebrities have caused so much pain too. I hope you use this time, anger and energy to also reflect on your own actions, so what happened to Caroline doesn’t happen to anyone else. https://twitter.com/danwootton/status/1228747664520511488

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