Tell Me Your Secret by Dorothy Koomson

Well, you must know by now I’m a fan of Dorothy Koomson books. Spring is more than...

Parenting while black: the challenge of overcoming Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome

Do you know what licks is? No, not the lovable kisses from your pet. Licks is what...

Guest Post: 6 Worst Dog Breeds for First Time Owners

Buying a dog is never an easy solution. You have to consider whether you’re ready to...

Mood Food: how your diet could improve your mental health

I’m a snacker.  If I’m feeling blue, I’ll hoover up anything edible to fill the...

Guest Post: Eduard Shyfrin on Quantum Physics and How to Make Physics Fun for Kids!

The children and I currently reading Travels with Sushi in the Land of the Mind...

October Half-term Daysout 2019

Seems like the new academic year has just begun; now, the lil tikes will be on...
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.



Top 10 books about Trinidad and Tobago | Claire Adam

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Loving the final installment of the @JDWFashion as feature I took part in... side note, I'm totally sold of pleather trousers now 😎 Thanks @YOUMagSocial , @MailMetroMedia & JDW for the experience and meeting some amazing ladies.

What goes into selecting the right image? Lighting? symmetry? Pop over to my instastory to see which image made the final cut.

@jdwfashion 'Compliements you deserve them' campaign with @schoolgatestyle…

A black-owned company has designed a swimming hat “to keep out as much water as possible and thus protecting thick hair including locs, extensions and hair with high volume of curls”

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