Better Bookkeeping for Home Workers

Anyone who’s tried home working knows about the dual pleasure and pain aspects. Yes,...

… oh but what if you fly?

As a parent you may worry about whether or not you’re doing a good job raising your...

‘Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection’: a review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day

After I signed up to be a part of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, I was paired with...

An interview with Warren Le Platte: creator of the board game Santimanitay

One of the frustrating things about expat life is; when something exciting happens...

2018 Relationship Goals: finding the joy you deserve

At the risks of sounding corny, over the Christmas holidays I got teary-eyed because I...

Hair Goals 2018: growth and health

I’ve worn my hair short for two years but I don’t think Valentina can remember. Last...
On maturing, living and learning

On maturing, living and learning

Last weekend I celebrated my 44th birthday. When I was a child I thought 40 was old. I was willing to die at age 56 dunno. Why 56? I guess in my little head that age seemed ancient. Now I’m half through my 40’s I know there is so much more I need to do and...

F&F Spring/Summer 2018 Press Day

F&F Spring/Summer 2018 Press Day

SS18 is looking bright! I know winter is just setting in but I can hardly wait for Spring!! Oh the sunshine and fashion will be breath-taking. I had the pleasure of attending F&F’s SS18 press day and let me tell you ladies of every shape and size they got...

Where I am now: as a blogger

Where I am now: as a blogger

I often write about my children’s milestones but I’ve written on for myself over the years.  Recently, I’ve been looking at my blog, thinking about moving forward as a freelance writer and professional blogger. It got me to thinking about where I’ve come from. When I...

Kidtropolis: the fun place

Kidtropolis: the fun place

During October half-term week, The Tiger Tales was booked to visit Kidtropolis.  Then, Hubby and Angelo fell ill. In the end Valentina and I went together. If you didn’t know, Kidtropolis is an annual kids show held at London Excel. At the event there were...

Flitterbee’s Jungle themed plaque

Flitterbee’s Jungle themed plaque

When it’s was just Hubby, Angelo and I, Angelo had his own room with his name on the door. His maternal grandmother bought him a cute A4 size graphic with his name in a photo frame It was super cute.  Then Valentina was born, we moved house and we never...


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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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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