My 2019 Highlights

When 2020 began, I felt low. It was a combination for being poorly over Xmas, hormones, financial...

Our family staycation in Gloucestershire

Never have I so looked forward to doing nothing … but sweet irony, Hubby, Ang and I feel ill over...

Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri

I remember when I started ‘big school’ (primary school), my mum said ‘don’t let anyone touch your...

Coping with menopause related sleep disturbance

It has taken me some time to figure out what works for me to sleep well. Life...

Let Your Style run wild with Capsule Chix Ultimix (AD-gifted)

Christmas 2019 sees no diminishing of the trend of surprise reveal collectable toys....

Silk’n Tightra: Own your confidence (part 2 AD-gifted)

I’ve completed my trial of Silk'n Tightra. Honestly I’m glad that I trialled it. Once...
2019 Christmas Gifting Ideas

2019 Christmas Gifting Ideas

I’m loving the inter-seasonal weather at the moment. Right about this time the kids and I get excited about our birthdays and Christmas. We are all winter babies! So is hubby but his birthday is in January.  He is fussy when it comes to gifts. It’s hard to...

5 ways of coping with Anxiety

5 ways of coping with Anxiety

We all experience feeling on anxiety at some point in our lives. It could be jitters before a big life event; exam, marriage, back to school, new job. It soon fades. While for some of us, it’s a reoccurring feeling and the trigger is unknown. The feeling...

The Storm Crow: book review

The Storm Crow: book review

Ok, full disclosure I don’t normally read fantasy novels. I’m paranoid that my imagination would let me down. Yet, when I read the plot for The Storm Crow, I knew I had to read it, so I accepted a reviewer's copy.  It ticked my boxes: strong female lead,...


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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Celebrate #ChineseNewYear with DRAGON DANCER! 🎉 Be transported on a magical journey through the skies of Singapore to battle the bad luck of the previous year & usher in the best of #2020! This stunning tale will become a #LunarNewYear classic for the family! 🐲🎊

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