On Celebrating Chinese New Year: the year of the dog

Chinese New Year fell on the week of school half-term this year. I seized to...

Half Term dayout to the Ragged School Museum

Nahdia  from Nahdz Adventures posted a meet up at the Ragged School Museum, over the...

Melanin Queen by Tsaka

Melanin is the pigment that determines brown beauties’ skin, hair and eye colour. It...

Post 40 healthy living for women

I recently completed health survey on NHS' One You page. What a shock when the results...

Culture Clash

February is a tricky month for our family, that's when our cultures clash. It’s the...

An interview with Jeunanne Alkins: Creative Director at Island Babies

I first stumbled upon Eprjr Island around 2014, on Instagram. Their branding for the...
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...

Next Blogger Network Event- London 2017

Next Blogger Network Event- London 2017

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...

The Change

The Change

I remember when I was little I’d overhear the older women talking about ‘the change of life’.  I knew enough to know they were talking about menopause but I couldn’t understand why it had to be hush hush.  I certainly couldn’t understand why they felt it...

BIC® KIDS Young Artists Award winners

BIC® KIDS Young Artists Award winners

During the summer I told you about competition that BIC Kids were running. The competition was to give 10 children from the UK and Republic of Ireland the opportunity to have their drawings displayed for all to see. The competition was run in partnership...


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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