Bringing Up Brits

How about living with three nationalities?

How about living with three nationalities?

I am not English, but French. I do not celebrate the Battle of Agincourt, but the victory of Orleans. At school, I was good at German, not at English. I support Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy as long as England does not win the Six Nations Championship. Yet I am bound to my best enemy […]

Cross-cultural kids

Cross-cultural kids

We spent Thanksgiving with about 40 American expats who are living in East Sussex, only one of them I had actually met before. I was near to tears at how welcoming and friendly they all were. People were saying similar things about their experience living in England and suddenly I felt like all my fears […]

The Joy of Living by the sea in England

The Joy of Living by the sea in England

The joy of living by the sea in England really comes to light during the summer months. It’s been an incredibly busy time with work and this past weekend was jam packed both days! Didn’t get any R&R but I did manage to enjoy a few minutes on a lunch break to sit quietly and […]

What I learned the day I visited ACS Egham International School

What I learned the day I visited ACS Egham International School

This week was rather exciting. I had been invited to come and give a talk on my experience of raising children in Britain as a non British parent – to talk about my book ‘Bringing Up Brits’ and to chat with a group of international parents about their view points and their experiences. I spent […]

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, […]