Monthly Archives: December 2012

The 2012 Most Popular Baby Names

It’s that time of year again – the Most Popular Baby Names of 2012 are revealed. I always like to compare British and American favorites. Let’s see.

Brits in a Cold Climate

I was raised in the frozen tundra of North East England. Icy Scandinavian winds came howling in from the North Sea, stinging my cheeks and making my two-bus journey to school a misery in winter. Cold?

How to Cope with the Expat Christmas Blues

Unless you’d rather visit Guantanamo than your family during the festive season, chances are you’ll be feeling a little glum come late December. Here’s how to lift your Christmas spirits when you’re thousands of miles from the …

How to Date in America

If your expat game plan includes finding love then you’ll need to wrap your brain around romancing the American way. On the surface, U.S.

How to Gift in America

“So, when are we throwing you a baby shower?” a well-meaning American friend asked my six-months pregnant self over dinner a few weeks ago.