Bringing Up Brits

Different ways of celebrating the holidays

Different ways of celebrating the holidays

Today I had a really lovely discussion with a group of business women, over lunch, about different ways of celebrating the holidays. I discovered that my husband’s family traditions, while being very British, are not necessarily what all British people do and that the way people celebrate Christmas in Britain is actually quite similar to […]

Top tips on celebrating Thanksgiving in the UK

Trying to celebrate Thanksgiving as an American outside of the USA is pretty tough. It can be done and I have done it before and have spent some wonderful Thanksgivings in the UK with friends, but there’s no kidding ourselves, it’s just not the same. And it’s different to other holidays like Christmas and Easter […]

Popchips UK Get popped!

Popchips UK Get popped!

I sometimes get sent stuff to try out and then blog about, most of the time it is centered around American holidays which is fine by me! This year for Thanksgiving we got a huge box of Popchips, a relatively new type of potato chip that is hitting the UK by storm. They are now […]

Word of the Week #4

Word of the Week #4

New. That’s my word of the week this week because so many new and exciting things are happening.   Over the past year I’ve been supporting a charity called The Lunch Project and have become the TLP UK Ambassador along with a business associate of mine. We’ve decided to take it to the next level […]

Thank you to a very special teacher

Thank you to a very special teacher

I have a lot to say in this post. I’ll try and keep it brief. My main message is a tribute to my daughter’s dance teacher, Miss Amelia of Regnante School of Performing Arts (RSOPA). Anna Grace has been taking ballet lessons from Miss Amelia ever since she was 3 years old. She always took […]

First trip to the orthodontist in Britain

Today I learned something new about my adopted home country that was really good. I took my 13 year old son to the orthodontist after having been referred by our dentist a few months ago. This was the first time I’ve had experience with an orthodontist here in the UK and my husband had never […]

How to have a fabulous Halloween UK style

How to have a fabulous Halloween UK style

I recently spoke to a group of parents about raising cross-cultural kids in Britain and one thing we discussed was turning what could be seen as negatives into positives. We talked a little bit about Halloween and how it’s very hit or miss here and extremely controversial. So here are my hints and tips, the […]

Word of the week #3

Word of the week #3

My #WotW word of the week this week is: Man it’s been busy! Busy with work, busy with kids and busy with house. Washing machine to be fixed – Tick! Athena networking prep and event – Tick! Lots of design work for Britain’s Next Bestseller – Tick! Newsletter for Inspiring Global Entrepreneurs – Tick! Got […]

Jenny Rutterford Photography photographs my children

Jenny Rutterford Photography photographs my children

I am pleased and excited to share with you a small selection of the photos recently taken of my children by Jenny Rutterford. I’m sure you will all agree with me that these photos are absolutely stunning! Not only is Jenny an extremely talented professional photographer, she is also a lovely person who is great […]

What I learned the day I visited ACS Egham International School

What I learned the day I visited ACS Egham International School

This week was rather exciting. I had been invited to come and give a talk on my experience of raising children in Britain as a non British parent – to talk about my book ‘Bringing Up Brits’ and to chat with a group of international parents about their view points and their experiences. I spent […]

How I went from business idea to reality in 3 months – guest post

How I went from business idea to reality in 3 months – guest post

In July this year I took my children camping in the Yorkshire Dales. As I sat gazing at the campfire with a gorgeous sunset adding touches of pink to the sky, I mulled over my work situation. I was at a crossroads. Like many expats, I had been forced down the self-employment route due to […]

30 things I love about my cross-cultural kids

30 things I love about my cross-cultural kids

They call cookies cookies and not biscuits. They love peanut butter even more than I love peanut butter, and I love peanut butter. I recently watched a movie about an American family who moved to France. They asked where the peanut butter was in the store and were met with scorn. So the British are […]

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