Bringing Up Brits

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 […]

Thanksgiving in the UK with Americans

Thanksgiving in the UK with Americans

What a special day, hope everyone is having a wonderful time and has lots to be thankful for. We are breaking tradition and having an American Thanksgiving dinner with American expats in Brighton and Hove. So, a VERY special celebration this year! Plus, it’s my birthday today 🙂 And… Happy Birthday to my Dad and […]

Pumpkin pie – pie in the sky

Pumpkin pie – pie in the sky

This question is for Americans who are living in the UK. Do you sometimes get this? So many British people have asked me if I made Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday and when I replied no I did not, they gasp and ask me why I didn’t and express their surprise at why I did not. […]

Happy Thanksgiving with love from the UK

Happy Thanksgiving with love from the UK

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow expat Americans in the UK and to everyone in the USA who are celebrating today. Missing it and missing my family on this special day. Have fun eating!! Although I’m not doing a big Thanksgiving dinner this year, I did make a pumpkin pie – yum – and last […]

Popchips UK Get popped!

Popchips UK Get popped!

I sometimes get sent stuff to try out and then blog about, most of the time it is centered around American holidays which is fine by me! This year for Thanksgiving we got a huge box of Popchips, a relatively new type of potato chip that is hitting the UK by storm. They are now […]

We are thankful for…….

This year has been pretty monumental considering all that’s happened. We are very thankful for our health and good jobs. We work hard and tackle the juggling act as so many families do these days where both parents work and there’s no outside childcare or regular help. I think we are in a difficult position […]

Why Coast To Coast American restaurant is worth a visit

Why Coast To Coast American restaurant is worth a visit

Living outside America has opened me up to new experiences, new opportunities, new cultures and a broader point of view on life and highlights all the little details we take for granted. Living in England takes a long time to get used to as an American because, although we share the same language, culturally, we […]

Brits get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving!

Brits get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving!

63% of Brits now celebrate and enjoy American holidays 53% prefer US snacks and drinks to European favourites Sales of US foods up 45% YOY at Ocado 27th November, 2013 – As Americans and US expats across the globe get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, Ocado the online supermarket today releases new research revealing the extent […]

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 […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating Thanksgiving in the UK. And Happy Thanksgiving to friends and family in the USA! Thanksgiving is the best American holiday in terms of time off work and food and family spirit. It’s a day when family and friends gather together around lots, and I mean, LOTS, of homemade traditional food […]