Bringing Up Brits

Books for the Journey

Books for the Journey

I think for many parents, raising children is by far, THE most difficult and challenging thing a person can do. It is also one of the THE most important things we can do in life and, as many parents know, it can be THE most rewarding and wonderful thing in life. Parenting is like a […]

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 […]

Everybody Poos

Everybody Poos

The kids and I had a giggling fit last night during story time. I was annoyed at first because it was down-time and I was attempting to get my youngest asleep at a decent hour, but my older daughter’s laugh is so infectious that we just ended up giggling and giggling. This of course resulted […]

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 […]

Mandy Baggot, author and lovely person – thank you for cheering me up

Mandy Baggot, author and lovely person – thank you for cheering me up

In one of my sporadic efforts to promote my book Bringing Up Brits, I went into Waterstones Worthing branch yesterday and talked to the manager about my book, she looked it up in the system and immediately told me it wouldn’t sell in her store. She said Worthing isn’t multi-cultural enough so she would never […]

Win a free Jubilee paella party from Vamos Paella!

Win a free Jubilee paella party from Vamos Paella!

If you came to the launch party for Bringing Up Brits, then you will remember the yummy paella cooked alfresco and served up fresh right in front of your eyes.¬† It was the perfect food for an international event on a glorious 4th of July. That was Vamos Paella, Authentic tapas and paella, and they […]

What’s in your kitchen bookshelf?

What’s in your kitchen bookshelf?

With Anna Grace’s birthday party nearly upon us, I turn to some old and trusted friends to help me produce the perfect birthday meal (birthday ‘tea’) and birthday cake – my recipe books. I have a varied selection of books ranging from American church recipe books such as Faithfully Charleston¬† a southern recipe book with […]