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MyBook Heroes: Discover the Leader in You

My kids and I are currently doing the Summer Reading challenge together. You may have...

On being in an interracial marriage

We are the sum of our experiences, they say, and I’m inclined to believe it. Recently,...

An interview with Sharon Ann Ranghel-Smerdon: founder of Trini Caribbean Catering

Its in my bio; the way to my heart is Trini Chicken Dhal Puri Roti. It melts my heart...

Getting Batty about Back to School with Vampirina’s Bootastic Backpack Set

At the London Toy Fair this year, I attended the UK launch for Disney’s animated...

Little Foodies: Tasting the World One Dish at a Time

Since having kids, every year Hubby and I book self-catered staycations.  Flying to...

Mane Diva’s Sea Heart

It’s been several years since I’ve used Rhassoul clay in block form as a hair treatment. One of my...


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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When in #dublinireland Hubby & Me on our first #weddinganniversay , fresh faced and slim 🤗

New post on the blog talking about #interracialmarriage what we and our friends think are key…

Debbie Nero-Adeoye how they've grown since then 😍

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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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