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 […]

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 […]

Settling In – A research project

Settling In – A research project

I find this research project very interesting and wish I could be interviewed, but I’ve been here in the UK for too long! I’m sure there are lots of women who do qualify so please spread the word. Here are the details: (and there are links to PDF docs below) Run by Eaves charity, Settling […]

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 […]

A little tea break

A little tea break

As we approach our annual family holiday, now seems like a good time to break for tea (so say the English) and to regroup (so say the Americans). I will be sure to post if anything significant happens with my bid to become a British citizen or if I come across a guest post that […]

My Expat Bucket List – Blog Link Up

My Expat Bucket List – Blog Link Up

I’m joining in this Expat Bloggers Link Up: My Expat Bucket List by Amanda van Mulligen. Thanks again Amanda for a brilliant idea for a blog link up! Here is my expat bucket list: What things do I still want to see, do or experience in the country that I currently call home? In no […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ham Hat

Ham Hat

We are on the last half term before summer holidays and first day back my youngest had an inset day and my eldest and I thought he had an inset day. However on my way to school with my daughter, I noticed a whole bunch of kids in the same school uniform as Sam. So […]

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