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 ...

10 Reasons to Be Cheerful About Living in the U.S.

It’s nearly Christmas, people! So put your fingers in your ears and hum loudly every time someone mentions the fiscal cliff or tax hikes and think about all the positives that come from residing in America.

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 Explain Britishness to an American

Ever think that your personality quirks merit extra explanation stateside? Use our handy guide to help U.S. folk understand how coming from the U.K. has shaped who you are.

Celebrating the Holidays in America: Things to Know

Christmas and the surrounding celebrations come with their own set of rules in the U.S. So if you want to party like a local this December, read on. 

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.