Bringing Up Brits

Oh so very British

Oh so very British

One thing that I have learned while living in Britain is that British people love big but show it in a very British way meaning a very reserved way, which I have grown to appreciate and understand. I grew up in a culture where outward effusiveness was the norm. Clapping loudly and at length, yee-hawing […]

American snacks and drinks

American snacks and drinks

I have discovered that my oldest son shares my passion and craving for American snacks. The salty, savory kind that is pretty repulsive but Oh so tasty and very unhealthy! Sam has always been more of a savory over sweet type of boy in his preference for junk food and over the years I have […]

Word of the week #1

Word of the week #1

Just discovered a fun blog linky that I saw on Twitter called Word of the week on The Reading Residence blog and am inspired to take part. So my word of this week is: And perhaps ‘don’t forget’ as well. “Remember, you have to get up early this week. So start going to bed earlier.” […]

Experiencing Britain again through the eyes of American tourists

Experiencing Britain again through the eyes of American tourists

This summer we had visitors from the States who experienced London and the UK for the first time. How fun for them! I got the feeling they absolutely loved it as they were up early each day seeing the sights and talking to (nearly) everyone they saw. They stayed with us for part of the […]

Winner of Expat Star Awards 2014

Winner of Expat Star Awards 2014

It’s been a reasonably uneventful summer so far (apart from our trip to Spain which was wonderful and friends visiting the UK from America!) until yesterday when I was notified that Bringing Up Brits had won an Expat Star Award. So excited!! I’m right up there with the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners – two […]

Thank You Teacher

Thank You Teacher

It’s that time of year when school children break up for summer and say farewell to their teachers. It’s a sad and happy time – sad to say goodbye and happy to be on holiday. Teachers can make or break our children’s school experience and they play a vital role in our children’s every day […]

Happy 4th of July 2014

Happy 4th of July 2014

Wishing everyone a very happy 4th of July today! If you live in the USA, then I’m sure you’re gonna have a great day. If you’re living outside the USA, I hope you get to celebrate in some way – even if just a little bit. Today is the 3rd anniversary of the publication of […]

Bringing Up Teenagers

Bringing Up Teenagers

My first-born baby boy is thirteen today. How exciting for him! He is now a teenager and is entering a new phase in his young life. My how he’s grown up over the past few years, sniff sniff. Why am I so emotional? It’s just a number right? I suppose it’s because he’s growing up […]

America is coming… are we ready?

America is coming… are we ready?

We are so excited about my parents coming from America to visit us in England! The children can’t wait to show them what we get up to in our daily lives and although it’s pretty hectic here all the time, we are really looking forward to showing them our ‘British’ lives and our town. Although […]

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