Bringing Up Brits

Guest post on Multicultural Kid Blogs on the Royal Wedding

Guest post on Multicultural Kid Blogs on the Royal Wedding

Happy New Year all. Welcome to 2018, here’s hoping this year is a great one for us all. I recently wrote a guest blog post for Multicultural Kid Blogs on the Royal Wedding – something we’re all looking forward to which is uplifting and positive in this time of uncertainty and unrest (ahem… Brexit, ahem… […]

Consolidation Plus Gives 7 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s

Consolidation Plus Gives 7 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s

Here is a sponsored blog post for our former selves (LOL) and for twenty somethings or even thirty somethings. I’m afraid it may be a bit too late for us forty somethings! But I enjoyed checking it to see what I had done, if anything. One thing that is also good to keep in mind […]

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 […]

The Best European Cities to Visit with Kids

The Best European Cities to Visit with Kids

Visiting Europe is a never-ending journey. There are many things to see, to taste, to learn, to experience. So, for your trip to the continent with your kids, wouldn’t it be much more convenient to usher everyone around by driving? Luxury car hire companies in Europe like PrimeRent for example provide the perfect vehicles to […]

How to get over the Expat slump

How to get over the Expat slump

Homesickness can be debilitating. Culture shock and homesickness combined can be completely crushing and plunges you deep into depression which impacts on your expat experience and life. I know. I’ve been there before. And, weirdly enough, I’m going through it again 18 years after my first expat slump. Expat slump is a mild way of […]

The Mothership Sleep Support for expat parents

The Mothership Sleep Support for expat parents

My husband and I moved to Kuwait last year when my little boy was 1 year old, he had an amazing routine when we were in Canada but after moving that all went out the window! I struggled in a new country making friends and also meeting people who understood what I was going through. […]

Top Tips on Getting Stuff Done

Top Tips on Getting Stuff Done

People sometimes ask me “how do you do it?” Meaning, how do I manage to run a design business full-time with three children, blog regularly, keep on top of emails, keep up with social media, manage a household as the main child carer, sell books, and organize fundraising events? Well I thought I’d post a […]

Year 9 options in UK schools

Year 9 options in UK schools

For those who, like me, had no idea what options meant or what GCSEs were then talk to your child’s teachers – visit the school, find out all the information relevant to your child’s year 10 and 11 options. Last week I attended the parents’ options evening at my son’s school for year 9 students. […]

It’s getting cold in Britain!

It’s getting cold in Britain!

Cold weather in November is perfectly normal, but because we’ve had such a long Indian summer (even the start of November was mild!) we’re feeling the cold front moving in and it is an affront to our bodies! Last year in January I wrote a blog post about keeping warm. I feel the need to […]

Life in the UK Test

Life in the UK Test

So I’m thinking of doing the Life in the UK test and getting my British passport. Eeeeek. Can’t believe I’m thinking of doing that because I’ve never once considered it before! I’ve lived here for 15 years now and not once, until now, have I thought I might do this. I have so many questions. […]

Those British winter blues

Over the past few weeks I’ve been feeling a little down in the dumps. No particular reason, nothing has happened, it’s probably a slump brought on by many various elements – it’s winter and cold, dark days, not much fun, money-is-tight time of year, not seeing many people, living far away from family, kids are […]