I’m a Trinidad-born Surrey based stay at home mum, wife, blogger and aspiring published children’s book writer. I moved to England in 2001. Prior to marriage and kids, I earned a BA in English from The University of The West Indies, Trinidad, in 1998. 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 Tiger Tales is a Trinidadian-British parenting and lifestyle blog. I created the blog to chronicle the milestones in the life of my son, Angelo. He was born two weeks before my 38th birthday in 2010. He was born in the Year of the Tiger on the Chinese calendar. He’s of Chinese, Italian and Afro Caribbean descent. My daughter Valentina has the same racial heritage. She was born in 2012. These days I explore topics such: as parenting as an expat, family experiences as a mixed heritage family, fashion, food. The way to my heart is a Trini Chicken Dalpuri Roti. I’m passionate about living a full happy life, education, books, diversity in the media, beauty and toys industries.
Angelo and Valentina are very close. They love craft, storytime and all things Disney. As a family we enjoy outdoor adventure activities, and dining out. Hubby and I have the odd date night and it all works out to keep us a happy and connected family.
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?’... [ + ]
It’s been two years since the last NBN event and I was thrilled to receive invitation to attend the 2017 instalment, a few weeks ago. I didn’t even think about it, my response was an instant ‘YES!’ Then the panic about the school run and child care popped...read more
Diwali was celebrated on Wednesday, in Trinidad and Tobago. On occasions like that I miss being home for the celebrations. Trinis often joke about the number of public holidays the country has. There are about 14 official public holidays per calendar year,...read more
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