Bringing Up Brits

Afternoon Tea – is it only for tourists now?

Afternoon Tea – is it only for tourists now?

Since moving to England, I’ve experienced some pretty amazing cream teas and afternoon teas. Traditional afternoon tea is an English tradition that I really like but wonder whether it is dying out? Especially with young people? I was talking with my 14 year old who thinks afternoon tea is an old tradition that only old […]

One of my favorite places

One of my favorite places

One of the great joys of living in England is the setting. Just down the road from us, there is this beautiful little town complete with medieval castle, winding river, historical ruins, museum, riverside walks, ducks and swans. It has something for everyone – playground, walks, shops, cafes, ice cream, restaurants, art galleries, antiques, churches, […]

Bringing up a Brit in the USA – Guest Post

Bringing up a Brit in the USA – Guest Post

When we arrived in the USA, my son, Harry, was four years old, nearly five. When we return to the UK next year, he will be will seven years old, nearly eight. That’s a lot of growing up in three years whatever side of the pond you are on, but to be faced with an […]

5 Reasons I’m Glad my Children Are British & American

5 Reasons I’m Glad my Children Are British & American

A continuation of the blog link up started by Amanda van Mulligen, Celebrating Expat Life. 2nd blog post. See last week’s blog link up post here. 5 Reasons I’m Glad my Children Are British & American 1. Crossing Cultures. They are learning about America and American culture first hand which will become a part of […]

I’m American so I’m fat.

I’m American so I’m fat.

I love my kids, I really do. But they sometimes frustrate the hell outta me! They are SO British. Apparently last night at dinner was ‘bash the American at the table’ night. I got accused of talking funny – not British but not American either. I got teased for being a ‘foreigner’ and had to […]

Back to school in Britain

Back to school in Britain

It’s back to school week this week and in our household we’re in for an eventful few weeks. Sam starts high school today, Anna Grace returns to her middle school tomorrow and Jonah starts big school next Friday. Not sure who is most excited! It’s probably a close call between myself and Anna Grace. The […]

the meaning of life for us

the meaning of life for us

Today is going to be a photo blog post. Can you relate??!! Send me your photos for my next photo blog post! Email them to meg@bringingupbrits.co.uk with a caption. No names please, just a caption!   MORE PHOTOS ON My Pinterest http://pinterest.com/whiteochre Send me your photos for my next photo blog post! Email them to […]

Top Ten Best Things About Raising Children in Britain

Celebrate Britain – there are some things that I think are absolutely wonderful about living and raising my children here. I’ve got a top ten! This list has been compiled from my book Bringing Up Brits and also from my own personal experience. 1. NHS and free meds for children 2. Acceptance of other cultures […]

“Are you from The Philippines?”

On my way to taking my toddler to pre-school, a man stopped me and asked me, “Are you from The Philippines?”. I smiled and said no and he said Ok, sorry. This is not the first time, or the last I’m sure, that strangers have stopped me and asked me this, although usually it is “Are […]