Bringing Up Brits

Online support and expat communities

Online support and expat communities

Gosh, since I started this blog I’ve discovered so many online support networks and communities. If you are looking to connect with like-minded people, then take a look at this list of groups, pages, forums and newsletters that you can join. It really can make a difference if you have just moved and are looking […]

Slurping Soup and P.E.T

Slurping Soup and P.E.T

Depending on where you live in the world, your kids might already be on summer vacation, or summer holiday as it’s called here in England. We still have four weeks until they break up and it always amazes me how little time they actually have off school. It’s only six weeks and by the time […]

American history Fenn style

American history Fenn style

An update to my post about American history: We have done two weeks of American history lessons and so far so good. I take my hat off to parents who homeschool their children on a full-time basis. I always thought it would be challenging but I highly underestimated the amount of patience that is required […]

Birthday parties and hen dos – British style

Birthday parties and hen dos – British style

Over the years I have learned to throw the perfect English children’s birthday party – from the quintessential home party complete with homemade cakes and cru de te, to the raging soft play party, to the pre-teen sleepover party with midnight raids and questionable movies. I’ve written before in a previous blog post about birthday […]

The Do’s and Dont’s of the British children’s birthday party

The Do’s and Dont’s of the British children’s birthday party

Two of my children were born in March so it’s a busy month for parties in our family! I have learned so much about how to throw the perfect British children’s birthday party. And also what the party etiquette is when your child is attending a birthday party over here. If you’ve never done it […]

American driver in Britain

American driver in Britain

A reader commented recently on how I didn’t put anything in Bringing Up Brits about driving in Britain. I think perhaps by the time I wrote my book, I felt I had mastered the art of driving on the other side of the road and parking in unimaginably tight spaces. But looking back, it was […]