Bringing Up Brits

Does ‘Britishness’ affect you?

Does ‘Britishness’ affect you?

I follow a coaching/business/life blog by Claire Bradford of Straightforward coaching (she always writes interesting and thought provoking stuff!!) and the other day she wrote a post that made me sit up straight and say YES YES!! Claire wrote about how British culture influences our attitudes towards self-promotion and how that can affect the way [...]

Hope Academy for Girls in Sierra Leone

Hope Academy for Girls in Sierra Leone

Just got these fabulous photos from the Hope Academy for Girls in Sierra Leone London charity dinner that I attended a few weeks ago. It was a wonderful evening and although I had to leave before the dancing started to catch my train home, I had a fun time and met some incredible people. Hope [...]

Easter Holidays in the UK

Easter Holidays in the UK

My kids think Easter in America is amazing. They experienced it two years ago in Florida with their American grandparents, one of their American Aunts and one of their American Uncles. The weather was hot, the food was amazing and the Easter eggs and candy were never ending. It was an amazing time and the [...]

Giving back

Giving back

As I am now in my early forties approaching middle age (cringing-am I really middle aged?!!) I feel it’s my turn to give back. I have always supported charities and made donations to charitable organisations, sponsored children and given regularly financially and we also sponsor endangered animals as well and we go to charity events [...]

5 Reasons I’m Glad my Children Speak British English and American English

5 Reasons I’m Glad my Children Speak British English and American English

This is the third blog link up post started by Amanda van Mulligen of Expat Life With a Double Buggy. See previous two posts here: 5 Things I Love About My Expat Life and 5 Reasons I’m Glad my Children are British and American I didn’t think I could join in with this one as [...]

It’s a Minion cake!

It’s a Minion cake!

Although Jonah’s actual birthday is this coming Saturday, he had his birthday party (a joint party with his best friend) this past Saturday. They were born within two weeks of each other, they’re in the same class at school, have many of the same friends and live two doors down from each other. Seemed to [...]

5 Reasons I’m Glad my Children Are British & American

5 Reasons I’m Glad my Children Are British & American

A continuation of the blog link up started by Amanda van Mulligen, Celebrating Expat Life. 2nd blog post. See last week’s blog link up post here. 5 Reasons I’m Glad my Children Are British & American 1. Crossing Cultures. They are learning about America and American culture first hand which will become a part of [...]

When Women Are Educated – International Women’s Day 2014

When Women Are Educated – International Women’s Day 2014

Please watch this video and share this post. What education truly means and how we can use it to “contribute to the betterment of humankind”. Awesome. Today is International Women’s Day 2014. I am a woman and I am bringing up a young woman in the world today. Let’s celebrate women all over the globe. [...]

World Book Day in the UK

World Book Day in the UK

Today is World Book Day and over the years my two older children have gone as Harry Potter, Robin Hood, Lucy Pevensie, Reepacheep, Nancy Drew, Heidi, Tinkerbell and Michelangelo. I’m sure there were more but I can’t recall off the top of my head. My daughter Anna Grace loves books more than anything and goes [...]

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