Feet care when you are over 40: it’s not vanity

I have been as guilty as the next person of neglecting my feet. Now, that I’ve included running to...

Get to Know a Blogger of Colour Challenge

The Black Wellness Community have partnered with Healthy Huemans to highlight bloggers of colour...

10 Years Caring For My Natural Hair

If you are new to my blog you may not know, I’ve been rocking my natural curls for 10 years.  I...

Celebrating Valentine’s Day affordably (… because love shouldn’t put you in debt)

What does love look like to you? How does it feel? What does it cost? I’ve been thinking of it...

My 2019 Highlights

When 2020 began, I felt low. It was a combination for being poorly over Xmas, hormones, financial...

Our family staycation in Gloucestershire

Never have I so looked forward to doing nothing … but sweet irony, Hubby, Ang and I feel ill over...
2019 Christmas Gifting Ideas

2019 Christmas Gifting Ideas

I’m loving the inter-seasonal weather at the moment. Right about this time the kids and I get excited about our birthdays and Christmas. We are all winter babies! So is hubby but his birthday is in January.  He is fussy when it comes to gifts. It’s hard to...

5 ways of coping with Anxiety

5 ways of coping with Anxiety

We all experience feeling on anxiety at some point in our lives. It could be jitters before a big life event; exam, marriage, back to school, new job. It soon fades. While for some of us, it’s a reoccurring feeling and the trigger is unknown. The feeling may start in...

The Storm Crow: book review

The Storm Crow: book review

Ok, full disclosure I don’t normally read fantasy novels. I’m paranoid that my imagination would let me down. Yet, when I read the plot for The Storm Crow, I knew I had to read it, so I accepted a reviewer's copy.  It ticked my boxes: strong female lead,...


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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