Bringing Up Brits

It’s the little things that make you happy when living in England

It’s the little things that make you happy when living in England

Living in England as an American is mostly good. It takes a long time to learn how things are done, adapt, fit in, find friends, feel at home, and love the way of life here. It’s not easy, but it does get easier. I love talking to newbies, people who are struggling, people who need […]

School uniform – a life saver or a no no?

School uniform – a life saver or a no no?

Here in England, most State schools require pupils to where a uniform or at least a ‘jumper’ (sweater) with the school’s logo or emblem. The standard school uniform for first and middle schools normally consists of black or grey trousers (I usually forget and call them pants) or skirts, a white polo style shirt, black […]

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 […]

A Canadian-British Wedding, Oh my!

A Canadian-British Wedding, Oh my!

I remember the first time I went to a wedding here in England and the invitation said ‘Wedding Breakfast’. I totally thought it was a breakfast (meal that you have in the morning) so didn’t specify that I was vegetarian because I didn’t think I’d be attending the ‘Wedding Breakfast’ which I thought was to […]