Bringing Up Brits

Shameless Christmas gift plug

Shameless Christmas gift plug

Ok so here’s my Christmas “Buy my book” blog post, I promise it will be the ONLY one until next year at the end of November. But as it’s coming up to Christmas time I thought I’d better make an effort because I seem to be better at promoting and selling other people’s things instead […]

Shepherds, fayres and Christmas cakes – Oh my!

Shepherds, fayres and Christmas cakes – Oh my!

Good luck to those who have young children in UK schools! Christmas madness all starts this week and if you’re like me with three children in three different schools, then your calendar will be jam packed. My top tip for keeping track of where and when you’re supposed to be for each child at each […]

Different ways of celebrating the holidays

Different ways of celebrating the holidays

Today I had a really lovely discussion with a group of business women, over lunch, about different ways of celebrating the holidays. I discovered that my husband’s family traditions, while being very British, are not necessarily what all British people do and that the way people celebrate Christmas in Britain is actually quite similar to […]

Christmas cheer on Pinterest

Christmas cheer on Pinterest

This time of year is often hectic, manic and slightly frightening. How on earth are we going to be ready in time for Christmas! Despite being a time full of joy and celebration it might also include (and if you’re like me, definitely includes) panic buying, even fewer hours for sleep, school fairs, nativities, carol […]

Santa lists already!?!

Santa lists already!?!

Can you believe my kids are already starting to put together their Santa wish lists? They are also doing ones for me and their father. It’s very cute, but slightly distressing. The beginning of October marks the start of ‘Christmas’ – scary but true. We still have Halloween and Thanksgiving to get through (although technically […]

Christmas is coming…. are you ready?

I’m not! Not yet at least. I have done some of my shopping (still about half to finish) and most of my cards to American family and friends and also overseas friends. But no cards to UK yet. There is still a heck of a lot left to do before the 25th…. which is only […]