30 Birch Challenge (sponsored by Weleda UK)

I woke up one morning two months ago and suddenly it seemed I had dry dull skin and...

Doing it Antigua & Barbuda Style: what cool looks like

What I love about the Caribbean is that we have more in common than different. Our...

3 reasons to watch the film Where Hands Touch

Over the years I’ve seen several war dramas and films. Some of them were about the...

Natural hair as an expat

(First published circa 2014) I first ‘went natural’ when I was in my late twenties.  I...

Personal Highlights from Wow Beauty’s: Women’s Health… The Womb and Beyond

I first attended a WOW Beauty event 3 years ago. Last week, I went to their much...

Princess Arabella is a Big Sister by Mylo Freeman: book review

We first met Princess Arabella back in 2016. I bought the books at the Cassava...
West Beach Littlehampton

West Beach Littlehampton

It was so tempting to go to West Beach, Littlehampton, on Easter Sunday. In the end, we decided to go to the local pool. We already had our mini break which included lots of driving. The kids are simply happy to be outdoors anywhere. We had a wonderful...

4 hours in Canterbury

4 hours in Canterbury

Recently, we spent a day in Broadstairs and overnighted at Holiday Inn Express Canterbury. The hotel was about 12 mins drive from the City Centre. Hubby pre-booked parking in the City using the Just Park app, so we wouldn't be stressed the following day....

5 hours in Broadstairs Kent

5 hours in Broadstairs Kent

When hubby told me he had taken a few days off, while the kids were on Easter hols AND he wanted to go away for a couple days I knew our destination… Broadstairs.  It’s been ages since we’ve been to Kent. Broastairs has been on my list ages. He agreed and...

Guest Blog by Maryam al Serkal: getting beyond the parenting paradox “do as I say but not as I do”

Guest Blog by Maryam al Serkal: getting beyond the parenting paradox “do as I say but not as I do”

Last month the kids and I reviewed 'Mira's Curly Hair' by Maryam al Serkal and Rebeca Luciano. However, to celebrate the book's publication, The Tiger Tales is part of the 'Mira's Curly Hair' blog tour. Maryam has written us a guest post about her...


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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