Where I am now

I often write about my children’s milestones but I’ve written on for myself over the years....

Kidtropolis: the fun place

During October half-term week, The Tiger Tales was booked to visit Kidtropolis.  Then,...

Organix Punk’d Oaty Bars

Organix is a brand that has been part of children’s lives from since they were...

An afternoon of pictures with Photography by Nyssa Paige

A couple weeks ago, my Pesodent smile was put to the test. I had to sessions in front...

Sleek Makeup Lifeproof Foundation

Back in September I attended my first Sleek Makeup event. It was quite specular. Sleek...

Let’s talk: Car Tyre Safety

As you know I’ve been learning to drive for years now. Yes! Literally years, so, fingers crossed fourth time lucky on the practical, eh? As you can imagine, I’ve done my fair share of reading and watching theory videos on road safety and vehicle safety. At...

Beach Life on IoW

This summer we had a family beach holiday on Isle of Wight. We rented a chalet in Sandown Holiday village. It was heaven! We had never beach holiday before. I was grateful for it because I NEEDED to be in the water. I can’t explain my dire need to be close to water...

Family Fun at Fantasy Island

My family and I recently spent a long weekend in Lincolnshire. You may remember we spent Christmas there last year. We are fond quite of the area and the added bonus of connecting with family. During our recent visit, we spent one a day at Fantasy Island, Skegness. We...

YourZooki health supplement review

As a lady of a certain age, I’m all about the Omega supplements. As you know I was using a supplement a few months ago and I had good results. However, the thing with fish oil supplements is the taste. It repeats during digestion. Then, last month I had the pleasure...

Dynamite Dare: Diffuse or Lose!

The kids and I love games. We all get so competitive it’s funny. I have no shame. I don’t ease up on them … often. Angelo enjoys a bit of strategy, in fact given the chance he’d sway games for his benefit. I watch him like a hawk. I especially wanted to play Dynamite...


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?’... [ + ]


Sleek Makeup Lifeproof Foundation

Sleek Makeup Lifeproof Foundation

Back in September I attended my first Sleek Makeup event. It was quite specular. Sleek Makeup fans know how to bring the party.  At the event Sleek launched their #myfacemyrules campaign video. It was all about empowering makeup lovers to wear makeup any...

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Reminiscing about Trini food and my babymoon

Reminiscing about Trini food and my babymoon

The last time I visited Trinidad I was 5 months pregnant with Angelo. Flights are expensive and I knew it would be quite a while before I saw my family again. I went after the carnival season in June June 2010. I sent mum a list of things I wanted to eat,...

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