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Your safety is in your hands: the importance of correct tyre alignment

 I’m looking forward to the school summer holidays. This summer we’re going to...

We are going on a wildflower hunt

Last summer the kids and I fun time hunting for butterflies and wildflowers.  We took...

An interview with Tricia Trotman-Maraj: founder of caribArt Collections

I'm not an artist but many of my friends are. I absolutely enjoy attending art...

6 ways to enjoy lavender

We’ve been visiting Mayfield Lavender farm in Banstead for the past six years.  Lil...

Silk’n Fresh Facial Cleansing Brush

Are you familiar with the brand Silk’n? I only had a vague memory of seeing an advert...

My Sugar Island: caribArt Collections exhibition

As a newbie expat the High Commission of Trinidad and Tobago, London was a beacon at...
An Expat Wedding

An Expat Wedding

So, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle finally got hitched. Now, until death do they part they will be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. I gave myself the day of to do nothing but watch the Royal Wedding on tele, comment of social media and chat with my...

Show Dogs: the movie

Show Dogs: the movie

Last month The Tiger Tales attended the multimedia screening of Show Dogs in London. It was a fun morning out for us. The screening has held at the Vue London. There were craft activities, snacks and photo opts with the cute canine cast. Although, we saw...

Our family staycation in Wiltshire

Our family staycation in Wiltshire

I love it when the kids are on school break, just for the lay in but so we can go off on adventures together. Over the Easter break my family and I went to Wiltshire for a week. Hubby booked a stable flat in Warminster, Wiltshire via Sykes Cottages and off...

Stand Up for Clean Water with Aveda

Stand Up for Clean Water with Aveda

April is Earth Month. Aveda invites artists, partners and guests to support their Earth Month mission by purchasing the Aveda Light the Way CandleTM . Purchases will benefit clean water efforts. 100% RRP £16.00 less VAT will be donated to Global Green...

4 Things to do when you become an Expat

4 Things to do when you become an Expat

I saw a post on Instagram but I could not believe it. Migrants of the Windrush generation in the United Kingdom where being threatened with deportation. Before I had the chance to read a full article, my mum called from Trinidad and she asked about it....


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.



Switching it up a little, who knew a blow dry could be so amazing from curly to straight #naturalhair

Today, #hedrin #pressevent at #duckanddry #oxfordcircus

'If you can change your mind, you can change your life.' Sending love to Michelle Williams, who has revealed that she is seeking help for mental health struggles ❤️

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