Bringing Up Brits

How to have a fabulous Halloween UK style

How to have a fabulous Halloween UK style

I recently spoke to a group of parents about raising cross-cultural kids in Britain and one thing we discussed was turning what could be seen as negatives into positives. We talked a little bit about Halloween and how it’s very hit or miss here and extremely controversial. So here are my hints and tips, the […]

Love October in the UK? We do!

Love October in the UK? We do!

October in the USA means Halloween. Not so much here in the UK though! There are many other things that are great about October here in the UK and thanks to Amanda van Mulligen of Expat Life with a Double Buggy (British expat parent in the Netherlands) I’ve joined this fab blog link up all […]

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 […]

Neville Bonfire, Lewes UK

Neville Bonfire, Lewes UK

I recently experienced the ultimate in Halloween spookery and I don’t even think it’s all that connected with Halloween. The main bonfire night in Lewes on November 5th is to celebrate Guy Fawkes and it’s been recorded that 6000 take to the streets of Lewes carrying torches (no not flashlights, but real fire torches!). The […]

Halloween overseas

Halloween overseas

Many of my childhood memories are of Halloween parties, making costumes and decorations, carving pumpkins, making pumpkin pie, bobbing for apples, haunted houses (I was actually so terrified in one that they had to shut it down to get me out!), and counting our candy at the end of spooky fun night of trick-or-treating. We always […]