Bringing Up Brits

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 […]

One of my favorite places

One of my favorite places

One of the great joys of living in England is the setting. Just down the road from us, there is this beautiful little town complete with medieval castle, winding river, historical ruins, museum, riverside walks, ducks and swans. It has something for everyone – playground, walks, shops, cafes, ice cream, restaurants, art galleries, antiques, churches, […]

The older they get…. my three cross cultural kids

The older they get…. my three cross cultural kids

Raising cross cultural kids means different things at different times during their lives. It’s hard to say how much my American-ness influenced them when they were babies. I’d like to think there was an American influence but in reality, maybe not so much. I do know that before my eldest went to school, his accent […]

Out with the old, in with the new – Goodbye BUB blog as we know it

Out with the old, in with the new – Goodbye BUB blog as we know it

After much MUCH discussion with friends, family, readers and supporters of Bringing Up Brits blog, I have made a monumental decision. It will take some time for me to carry out the changes I plan on making to Bringing Up Brits blog so please bear with me on this. I have absolutely loved blogging about […]

A little tea break

A little tea break

As we approach our annual family holiday, now seems like a good time to break for tea (so say the English) and to regroup (so say the Americans). I will be sure to post if anything significant happens with my bid to become a British citizen or if I come across a guest post that […]

5 Things I Love About My Expat Life

5 Things I Love About My Expat Life

1. All the wonderful people I’ve met who I never would have met if I didn’t live abroad. 2. The fact that I’ve learned so much by living life as an expat and have truly lived a rich life with amazing and quirky experiences. 3. My children who are growing up British and my husband […]

Smitten by Britain

Do you know about Smitten By Britain? This is a fabulous blog for Britophiles and those who are living here from other countries, experiencing British culture first hand. For me, because all my children were born here and are growing up here, I’ve been completely immersed in the culture and way of doing things and […]

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 […]