Bringing Up Brits

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 […]

Californian expat living in London – Guest Post

Californian expat living in London – Guest Post

I moved to London in May 2002 to be with my then- British boyfriend/now-husband. It was exciting but scary. I had visited the UK before so it was not an entirely strange land. And as the British spoke English, it was not that daunting to move there from California. But moving to the UK was […]

Community on our doorstep

Community on our doorstep

Playing Out Days on our road are proving to be hugely successful. I’m thrilled about this because it’s the start of creating a community in our neighborhood, a place we’ve called home for the past seven years but is now only just becoming a home within a friendly community – something I want for my […]

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