Bringing Up Brits

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 […]

Of no fixed abode – guest post

Of no fixed abode – guest post

I am a South African living in York. I’ve arrived here by circuitous route. After spending my entire life growing up in apartheid South Africa, unable to travel out of the country, at the age of twenty-one I finally left for a year of exploring Europe and East Africa. I returned home to South Africa […]

5 Reasons I’m Glad my Children Are British & American

5 Reasons I’m Glad my Children Are British & American

A continuation of the blog link up started by Amanda van Mulligen, Celebrating Expat Life. 2nd blog post. See last week’s blog link up post here. 5 Reasons I’m Glad my Children Are British & American 1. Crossing Cultures. They are learning about America and American culture first hand which will become a part of […]

the meaning of life for us

the meaning of life for us

Today is going to be a photo blog post. Can you relate??!! Send me your photos for my next photo blog post! Email them to meg@bringingupbrits.co.uk with a caption. No names please, just a caption!   MORE PHOTOS ON My Pinterest http://pinterest.com/whiteochre Send me your photos for my next photo blog post! Email them to […]

Thanksgiving for children around the world

Thanksgiving for children around the world

Possibly THE biggest celebration from my home country is nearly upon us. As  a child, I remember all those turkeys I decorated by using my hand as their feathers – the color of the construction paper (rusty orange, yellow, red and black – for the pilgrim’s hats) and the smell of Elmer’s glue we used […]

Back to the UK

Getting ready to fly back. I am so sad. Even though we are going ‘home’ I don’t feel like we are going home. This is so much my home even more than I realised while living and raising a family in Britain – its really overwhelming this feeling of home here. Even more so because […]

A cut above

A cut above

Went to an art opening and let me just say, the food was exquisite the drinks were free, the shrimp was jumbo sized, on ice and beautifully presented (not that I ate any) and the people were open and friendly. It’s such a nice change being in a vibrant, welcoming environment amongst complete strangers who […]

It’s a very different world here

It’s a very different world here

People just ride around in their golf carts all day! It’s beautiful here. In my 10 year old’s words “it’s epically awesome!!” It’s weird because I do feel like its my home country but I also feel slightly out of place. More on this later though. If you like this blog, then buy Bringing Up […]