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Hi, I am Maria, a Trinidad-born Surrey based SAHM, blogger and aspiring published children’s book writer. I 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.



A fabulous review of @themaryamwrites #MirasCurlyHair by @MsXpat:
"It was a treat to see a variety of skin tones, colourful non-westernized clothing, the textures and glorious flora. Her world was a delight for senses." 📚⬇️
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