Who is Mari?

marianne whooley WeekesHi, I’m Marianne or Mari, author of Mari’s World which I have been writing now for over 4 years and loving every minute. You may have known me as Marianne Whooley but last year I married again and became a Weekes.

I am mum to four children, two are adults with their own families and live in Italy and the youngest are twins born in 2008. We live in the south east of England close enough to London for dad to get to work but also close enough to get to the beach at the weekend.

I love cooking and you’ll find an ever growing recipe book here on Mari’s World under the tab EAT, I also love to visit new places and travel so there’s a whole section dedicated to places to visit called GO.

The girls have reviewed many toys, books and DVDs and basically if we don’t like the product we won’t write about it. Find all of the related content under the tab KIDS

I have worked with many brands over the course of the blog including Butlins where I have been an ambassador for 3 years running, Panasonic, one of their first Living Mums ambassadors, I’ve worked with John Crane toys and many others.

I also edit the BritMums blog, take a look and let me know what you think

I hope you enjoy your read 

Contact: mari at marisworld dot co dot uk

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Rosie Whooley

rosie whooleyRosie is my niece, she’s a teen and she loves reading, cooking, eating chocolate and painting her nails. She loves fashion, music and dreamy films. She discussed whether the moon landing was real for over an hour with her dad – much to his delight and cannot believe Leonardo di Caprio didn’t win an Oscar this year, please look out for her reviews and musings in her very own category and if you’d like her to review something for you please contact Mari on the above email

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