I’m a Brit who loves living in the USA! I’m very much an ex-jolly-hockey sticks Brit, who’s embraced the American lifestyle and to confirm this I now frequently don a cowboy hat and Daisy Dukes.
Before I reached my teenage years I had already had my fair share of house moves, so I got to know quite a few parts of England well. I have holidayed in many places across the British Isles and visited many sights on any serious tourist’s list.
Eating out might seem simple, but for an expat, it’s a minefield of potential embarrassment and offense, not to mention the possibility of ending up with something completely different to what you think you’ve ordered.
I arrived first at the bus stop and stood in the place I deemed logical to start the queue for the bus. Others arrived. They stood in random places: a businessman set down his briefcase and busied himself with a newspaper; an early shopper placed her bags on the ground and played with her telephone; […]
Let’s face it, these days you can get most foods wherever you are in the world. But there are a few foods I’ve tried in America, which taste totally different from their English counterparts.
Living in the USA has made me more aware of my love for British comedy.
Not long after we got engaged, my English husband-to-be and I decided to plan a bloom-filled spring wedding in England. It was easier for his UK-based family and friends, many whom had young kids, and my American friends and family were all enthused about the prospect of their first wedding where they could wear big […]
The following is a guest post. Coco J. Ginger once wrote “When you miss someone… it’s weird… your body doesn’t function normally… as it should”. Missing a place feels exactly the same as missing someone and both are usually very frequently connected. Because I miss England and my people, my heart is bleeding and my […]
The following is a guest post. The thing that amuses me, as a Brit in the USA, is the response I get when I talk to Brits about the cultural differences between us Brits and Americans. Oooh, some things really get British knickers in a twist!