30 Birch Challenge (sponsored by Weleda UK)

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Natural hair as an expat

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3 eye makeup tips for glasses wearers

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What about your book?

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During a recent conversation about my future plans, I mentioned that I’m currently looking for work in the Social Media/Publishing area and I have a book to revisit. Then, it occurred to me that I’ve not spoken about my book for about a year. The last time...

Menopause and Women of Colour

Menopause and Women of Colour

Hip hip hooray. Menuopause is in the news. It’s even had a mention on the evening drama series Eastenders. Back in October 2018, there was as debate on Channel 5’s The Vine on whether or not women should get time of work for menopause. However, like mental...


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.



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London food geography:

West London has Little China
South East has Little Nigeria
North London has Little Ghana
North East had Little Turkey
North London has Little Ethiopia/Eritrea
East London has Little Bangladesh /India
South London has Little Colombia.

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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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