Bringing Up Brits

America is coming… are we ready?

America is coming… are we ready?

We are so excited about my parents coming from America to visit us in England! The children can’t wait to show them what we get up to in our daily lives and although it’s pretty hectic here all the time, we are really looking forward to showing them our ‘British’ lives and our town. Although […]

Are my children 100% British?

Are my children 100% British?

It was my hope that as my children grew older, they would gradually become more ‘American’ in the sense that they would understand where I come from and how I grew up (through talking and learning) and therefore feel proud to be part American and also feel an affinity, if only in a small way, […]

Shock, anger, sadness and regret

Just over 6 months ago, my mother called me up long distance to inform me that my younger sister was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and was about to undergo chemotherapy. Shock, anger, sadness and regret. That’s what I felt – in that order. I don’t need to explain the first three. But regret, […]

USA HERE WE COME

USA HERE WE COME

In a the early hours of tomorrow morning we’ll be heading out to London Heathrow airport with 3 kids, 5 suitcases, 5 carry-ons, 2 bags full of drinks and snacks, various stuffed animals and games consoles and our e-tickets to West Palm Beach Florida via Toronto with Air Canada. Right now I can’t see past […]