2019 Christmas Gifting Ideas

I’m loving the inter-seasonal weather at the moment. Right about this time the kids...

Our Day At Epsom Downs Racecourse: a day of family fun (AD- gifted experience)

Every year I think of going to the races, maybe Ladies’ Day? Then, I look at all the...

RevAir: blow your mind not your hair (AD)

In June, the revolutionary hairdryer, RevAir, was launched in the UK. How can you make...

The value of being bored

The other day my daughter was happily playing with Lego. She was proud of her...

5 ways of coping with Anxiety

We all experience feeling on anxiety at some point in our lives. It could be jitters...

Studio apartments don’t have to be cramped (sponsored guest post)

A well-kept studio apartment can be challenging given the lack of square meters you...
Painshill: a magical landscape garden

Painshill: a magical landscape garden

We first saw Painshill, under the twinkling of Christmas lights about 4 years ago. I found it thrilling. The kids thought it was a spooky because some spots were dark. Once we arrived at the crystal grotto, Santa’s presence made all their fears fade into...


Hi, I am Maria, a Trinidad-born Surrey based SAHM, expat blogger and aspiring published children’s book writer. Having 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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