Next Blogger Network Event- London 2017

It’s been two years since the last NBN event and I was thrilled to receive invitation...

On public holidays and social integration

Diwali was celebrated on Wednesday, in Trinidad and Tobago. On occasions like that I...

The Change

I remember when I was little I’d overhear the older women talking about ‘the change of...

BIC® KIDS Young Artists Award winners

During the summer I told you about competition that BIC Kids were running. The...

Family day out to Kidtropolis: press release

Looking for something to keep kids entertained this school half-term? Look no...

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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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Smyths Toys Cicciobello Competition

Smyths Toys Cicciobello Competition







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?’... [ + ]


On Penmanship and Cursive Writing

On Penmanship and Cursive Writing

Last month I discovered a writing challenge on Instagram #rockyourhandwriting. The timing could not have been better. My handwriting has always been poor.  Now that Angelo is in Reception, he has begun to learn the basics of cursive writing. Sitting with him to...

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In their Shoes: fairytales and folktales book review

In their Shoes: fairytales and folktales book review

Many moons ago at university, I wrote an essay exploring the common themes in short stories from different cultures. Whether we realise it or not it doesn’t matter where we come from, as a people we have the same human experiences. Whether its love, hate, joy, and...

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