I’m a Trinidad-born Surrey based stay at home mum, wife, blogger and aspiring published children’s book writer. I moved to England in 2001. Prior to marriage and kids, I earned a BA in English from The University of The West Indies, Trinidad, in 1998. 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 Tiger Tales is a Trinidadian-British parenting and lifestyle blog. I created the blog to chronicle the milestones in the life of my son, Angelo. He was born two weeks before my 37th birthday in 2010. He was born in the Year of the Tiger on the Chinese calendar. He’s of Chinese, Italian and Afro Caribbean descent. My daughter Valentina has the same racial heritage. She was born in 2012. These days I explore topics such: as parenting as an expat, family experiences as a mixed heritage family, fashion, food. The way to my heart is a Trini Chicken Dalpuri Roti. I’m passionate about living a full happy life, education, books, diversity in the media, beauty and toys industries.

Angelo and Valentina are very close. They love craft, storytime and all things Disney. As a family we enjoy outdoor adventure activities, and dining out. Hubby and I have the odd date night and it all works out to keep us a happy and connected family.

Some more family photos

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  1. Kreshany

    Hi Ms Expat,

    I’m working on the Sugar Swap campaign to reduce the amount of sugar eaten by young children especially in the BAME group. Just wondering if you would be interested in supporting this campaign along with your children eg featuring in Black media in the UK?

    Many thanks,

    Kreshany Manoharajah
    Account Manager | M: +44 (0) 07415 730 881 | E: kreshany@mmc-uk.co.uk | http://www.mmc-uk.co.uk


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