Monthly Archives: June 2013

Waxing Nostalgic About a British Childhood

It’s every expat’s experience at one time or another — get a group of people from the Mother Country together and before long the conversation turns to what you watched on the telly as a kid, what your Saturday job was, and …

#MindTheChat June 28: Remembering British Childhoods

Every Friday at 1 pm ET (barring holiday weekends), it’s time to #MindTheChat on Twitter. We’ll be joined by our co-hosts Big Apple Brits, Brits in LA, GEORGE, Louisa Spring and Virgin Atlantic for an amusing chat on topics …

The Cultural Divide: Brits vs. Americans on Toast

Long before Paul Young had his worldwide smash “Everytime You Go Away” in 1984, he was in a soul rock band called Q-Tips. Despite releasing two albums, they’re best remembered by Brits for their 1978 novelty hit “Toast”, a …

A British Expat’s Guide to Cooking in the U.S.

I quite often tell Brits in America to keep a dictionary handy, and never more so than when cooking. Seriously, a recipe that tells you to grill something means stick it on the backyard BBQ, and an instruction to broil means to place it …