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!””
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 couldn’t sleep last night and, as often happens when I can’t sleep, I ended up reading a huge succession of random web pages. Continue reading “Why Brits Live Longer Than Americans and Other Stories”
Hello readers! I realised this evening that I hadn’t posted in forever and with NaNoWriMo coming up in just a few weeks I need to get back into the habit of writing because I’m going to have a lot of writing to do.
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.
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”
Sometimes I am a total idiot and I forget that I live in a foreign country. Sometimes this doesn’t come back to haunt me and sometimes it does. Continue reading “That Awkward Moment When You Forget You Live in a Foreign Country”
Every country has its favourite foods and as an immigrant living here I am often asked what I think of various American staples. Continue reading “Food for Thought”
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!””
Language is a wonderful thing ladies and gentlemen and in today’s post I am going to demonstrate why, hopefully without boring you to death in the process. Continue reading “The Joys (and pitfalls) of Speaking British English in America”