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Expat life and tidying up

Expat life and tidying up

I started 2019 feeling as though 2018 didn’t amount to much. Despite my efforts, I hadn’t turned my passion (blogging) in to pounds. Then three things happened. One, I joined in on a live chat hosted by livethreesixty and alifemoreinspired on ‘wellness...

After the stroke of midnight

After the stroke of midnight

Quite recently I contacted my friend Dee for a girls’ night in. I hadn’t seen her in two year! Life has been busy. We’d only been in touch via social media. We decided to meet up in London and commute together to her place. On the way I asked, ‘how are...

Last minute Christmas Getaways

Last minute Christmas Getaways

  Christmas season is that time of the when expats look towards ‘home’. Flight tickets go like hot cakes. I have yet to visit home during the festive season, tickets are too expensive. My family and I usually go off into the country. We usually begin...


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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