Bringing Up Brits

Winner of Expat Star Awards 2014

Winner of Expat Star Awards 2014

It’s been a reasonably uneventful summer so far (apart from our trip to Spain which was wonderful and friends visiting the UK from America!) until yesterday when I was notified that Bringing Up Brits had won an Expat Star Award. So excited!! I’m right up there with the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners – two […]

Summer has arrived! Glorious Britain.

Summer has arrived! Glorious Britain.

Weirdly, Jonah looks larger than his older sister in this photo. How funny. This oops photo actually turned out kinda cool. As we prepare for the summer and the kids off school, I recommend these family reflection activities from The Difference. Get a head start on your summer planning to make the most of the […]

School’s out, has summer in Britain finally begun?

School’s out, has summer in Britain finally begun?

This past week has been so busy I got totally confused and thought my 3 year old’s pre-school’s last day of term was on Friday, along with the middle school my older children attend. He made a really lovely ‘Thank you’ card for his teachers (with the help and guidance of Miss Anna Grace, his […]

Summer blues

School holidays are nearly upon us. Even if you don’t have school-age children, you will probably notice a dip in weekly activities – baby and toddler groups stop, weekly music and singing sessions stop and people go away on family holidays so there are not as many people around as usual. I remember the first […]

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 […]

It’s nice to be friendly, but I don’t know you

On the first really sunny and warm day this May, I overheard a brief conversation when I was in the post office. Two strangers were talking about how nice the weather was that day, they made comments about the warmth and how everyone seemed happier when the sun came out, spirits were lifted by the […]

half term – more breaks, shorter summer

It is the last day before the British February half term – a week where the kids don’t go to school but the rest of the working world continues as normal. Makes life even more difficult to juggle the work/home life balance. Luckily, since I work from home, I do not need to find extra […]