Bringing Up Brits

How to learn about the history of an English Castle? Horrible Histories!

How to learn about the history of an English Castle? Horrible Histories!

What’s the best way to learn about the history of an English castle when you have children? Why, Horrible Histories of course! Some of the best family days out are those spur of the moment, grab that opportunity and run with it type of days out and that’s exactly what we had last weekend while […]

Mother’s Day competition from Kaya Jewellery

Mother’s Day competition from Kaya Jewellery

Would you like to win a £20 off voucher for beautiful handmade in the UK silver jewellery? A great idea for Mother’s Day or simply to treat yourself. We’ve teamed up with Kaya Jewellery and are thrilled to offer you this opportunity, especially in the run up to Mother’s Day in the UK. And if […]

Shepherds, fayres and Christmas cakes – Oh my!

Shepherds, fayres and Christmas cakes – Oh my!

Good luck to those who have young children in UK schools! Christmas madness all starts this week and if you’re like me with three children in three different schools, then your calendar will be jam packed. My top tip for keeping track of where and when you’re supposed to be for each child at each […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chasing Athens

Chasing Athens

Well it’s half term here in the UK and of course it’s raining! Such a shame after the wonderfully warm weather we’ve recently had. This week is all about juggling. I have a full work schedule, am out two nights this week, holiday club for Jonah, friend meet ups for the older two and a […]

Online cooking course in England from Italy by Americans

Online cooking course in England from Italy by Americans

My daughter, aged eleven, and I did something brand new yesterday. We did an online live cooking course put on by an American couple living and running their own Italian farm house inn and cooking holiday business in Le Marche, Italy. Ashley and Jason Bartner are expats in business who are featured in my book […]

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 […]

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