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 […]

How to get over the Expat slump

How to get over the Expat slump

Homesickness can be debilitating. Culture shock and homesickness combined can be completely crushing and plunges you deep into depression which impacts on your expat experience and life. I know. I’ve been there before. And, weirdly enough, I’m going through it again 18 years after my first expat slump. Expat slump is a mild way of […]

Yo-gurt or Yog-urt?

Yo-gurt or Yog-urt?

Had a very enjoyable and, at times, hilarious dinner last night with a wonderful American mummy blogger and expat from California. I was on my way back down south after a day in London for work and thought it would be a great opportunity to meet Elfa of Californian Mum In London in person. We’d […]

How I went from business idea to reality in 3 months – guest post

How I went from business idea to reality in 3 months – guest post

In July this year I took my children camping in the Yorkshire Dales. As I sat gazing at the campfire with a gorgeous sunset adding touches of pink to the sky, I mulled over my work situation. I was at a crossroads. Like many expats, I had been forced down the self-employment route due to […]

My Reverse Expat Bucket List

My Reverse Expat Bucket List

I’m taking part in a reverse expat bucket list blog link up started by Amanda van Mulligen. Here is my list of the things that I’ve achieved as an expat, the top experiences that I have gained since moving overseas. More often, we talk about the things we’d like to achieve; our goals and what […]

Sharing what I’ve learned – offering help and advice

Sharing what I’ve learned – offering help and advice

I sometimes write guest blog posts and articles for other websites. I enjoy doing this and also enjoy reading what other people blog about as it’s usually in a similar vein to what I tend to write. My most recent post is called ‘How I turned redundancy into a an expat entrepreneur adventure’ originally posted […]

It’s about time!

It’s about time!

So after years and years of living in England, having children, living and working as an American expat in Britain, I have finally started a blog about it all. I have wanted to do this ever since I had my first child in 2001 but I suppose life and work in general always got in […]