Bringing Up Brits

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Blog Hop: Why Do I Write?

Blog Hop: Why Do I Write?

One thing that I love about being a blogger is that there’s a sense of community amongst some of the other parent and expat bloggers. We support each other by raising their profiles on our own blogs, via Twitter and FB and on other social media and we include each other in things that are […]

100 Little Words on Parenthood

100 Little Words on Parenthood

My friend and fellow author Charlie Plunkett is doing a Kindle promo that ends on 4th March so I’m posting on my blog to help spread the word about it for her. One of her books (and she’s written 4!) is called 100 Little Words on Parenthood. It’s a collection of poems, words and anecdotes […]

The Lunch Project – USA to Africa, Africa to USA

The Lunch Project – USA to Africa, Africa to USA

Through my work as a writer, I’ve met some incredible people and learned about some incredible stories. Rebecca Wofford is one such incredible person with a truly incredible and inspiring story. Rebecca and I actually went to college together but we haven’t seen each other since we graduated in 1994. We got back in touch through […]

Losing your identity, finding a touchstone

Do you feel you’ve lost part of your identity when you left your home country and moved to a foreign place? Do you move around a lot? Are you constantly starting over? Are you a ‘trailing spouse’? Are you ‘bringing up brits’ as a non British parent? I think when we leave our home countries […]

Smitten by Britain

Do you know about Smitten By Britain? This is a fabulous blog for Britophiles and those who are living here from other countries, experiencing British culture first hand. For me, because all my children were born here and are growing up here, I’ve been completely immersed in the culture and way of doing things and […]

Very British Problems

Very British Problems

Have you seen the new book Very British Problems? They keep tweeting the most hilarious and, sad as it may seem, mostly true observations and scenarios of the British. The paranoia, the politeness, the weird humor, the awkward moments, the strange and complex British psyche, the passive language and the inexplicable behaviour – it’s all there […]

Why Coast To Coast American restaurant is worth a visit

Why Coast To Coast American restaurant is worth a visit

Living outside America has opened me up to new experiences, new opportunities, new cultures and a broader point of view on life and highlights all the little details we take for granted. Living in England takes a long time to get used to as an American because, although we share the same language, culturally, we […]

I laughed, I cried – I really did!

I laughed, I cried – I really did!

I Laughed, I Cried by Viv Groskop is a fantastic book that made me laugh out loud, feel physically sick to my stomach, crave diet coke from a pub, inhale sharply, exhale loudly, feel inspired to take on my own challenges of the moment, and utterly in awe of her achievement. It also made me […]

How to exhaust a 4 year old

How to exhaust a 4 year old

Over the past 5 weeks we’ve been living in chaos with all our stuff from our loft (which is being converted into a bedroom) spread out around our house and in our rooms, dust and mess from the builders (who tend to arrive before 8am every morning), dripping ceilings and freezing cold coming in from […]

Sneak peek inside Inspiring Global Entrepreneurs

Sneak peek inside Inspiring Global Entrepreneurs

Well it’s here! Arrived when I was out on the school run so had a moment of disappointment thinking it wasn’t coming when my neighbor came over and handed me a package. I acted all nonchalant, closed the door and squealed with delight while I ripped open the packaging. Inspiring Global Entrepreneurs is released to […]