About Maria Tumolo

Maria Tumolo is a Trinidad-born Surrey based stay at home mum, blogger and aspiring published children’s book writer. She moved to England in 2001. She lived in Cambridgeshire for a few months before moving London, where she’s lived ever since. Prior to marriage and children, she earned a BA in English from The University of The West Indies, Trinidad 1998. Her career history has spanned from Libraries to Further Education. Her blog The Tiger Tales explore topics such: expat parenting, education, mixed heritage family life, food and beauty. The way to her heart is a Trini Dalpuri Chicken Roti. 

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Expat Round-up: On nostalgia identity comfort & food

There are now 7 Sundays before Christmas, as the festive season draws nearer is natural for expats to think of ‘home’. My Trini food makes me feel closer; memories of my childhood come flooding back with every spoonful. I’ve tried to share my favourite dishes with my own children but they prefer European food and […]

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Expat Round-up: Expat breaks

If I’ve never said so before, I have a restless spirit. I like to be on the move wish is a good trait for an expat I think? Sometimes I feel that being an expat is like living an ongoing holiday. I don’t mean that I don’t take life seriously; obviously I have to because […]

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Expat Round-up: Commuter life as an expat

Although I left my home country Trinidad in my late twenties, I never learnt how to drive. By the time baby number two arrived Hubby wanted me to learn how, for the convenience of the kids and I. Well, I’ve been taking lessons for longer than I’m willing to admit and failed my practical three […]

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Expat Round-up: Crossing continents

Hi I’m Maria Tumolo. I’m taking over the BritMums Expat Round-up from Greta Solomon. I’ve been a member of Britmums from the start of my blogging journey, back in 2011. Over the years I’ve made firm blogger friends and gained wonderful opportunities as a member of the network. For those of you who don’t know me, […]

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