“The Most British Thing Ever!”

As a British person living in the US I frequently do things that amuse my coworkers and friends and cause them to say “that’s the most British thing ever!” Here I compile a few of the most recent and ridiculous examples. Continue reading ““The Most British Thing Ever!””

How to Have a British Christmas in America

This year I’m spending Christmas in the US and as I’ve only had one festive period when I’ve not gone home to the UK since I moved here I’ve been thinking a lot about how I’m going to make my holidays as British as possible. Let’s be honest that’s the best way to not be homesick, probably (it might have the opposite effect). I thought that I’d share some of the tips that I’ve thought of with you. Continue reading “How to Have a British Christmas in America”

I’m Home!

I’m back in home in England for a couple of weeks so thought I’d finally post something after a long gap. I’ve been terrible at posting recently but I’m going to try and get back into it. I didn’t want to just post for the sake of it, you know? I do miss writing though so am going to make a big effort.

I had a red-eye flight and I can’t sleep on flights so my body clock is a bit messed up at the moment. They say even a broken clock is right twice a day but my body clock isn’t! Anyway here’s a couple of pictures from a walk I went on after getting home yesterday. It’s so green.

How to Not Look Like an Idiot in America Part 2

A while ago I wrote How to Not Look Like an Idiot in America, a slightly silly guide to how not to embarrass yourself as a Brit in the US. It was a long time ago but I’ve finally got around to writing a second part based on more things that I’ve embarrassed myself doing since. If you are a Brit living in the US you might just find this relevant. Continue reading “How to Not Look Like an Idiot in America Part 2”

“I love your Aussie Accent!”

Sometimes when I meet someone new here I have this terrible moment of realisation when they say something like “I’ve always wanted to visit Sydney” that they have misinterpreted my British accent as Australian. I don’t have anything against Australians of course but I’m really awkward and when that happens I am left with three choices. Continue reading ““I love your Aussie Accent!””