Monthly Archives: July 2013

Giving Birth in the US: A New British Mum Tells All

I gave birth to a 7 lb. 2 oz., hirsute and screechy baby girl at New York University hospital late this February.

Expats: How to Move Your Pets to America

Alas, the U.S. doesn’t currently issue visas for emigrating pets, and they’re not likely to introduce a four-legged aisle at Grosvenor Square anytime soon.

A Brit’s Opinion: American Chocolate

It’s a cliché that Brits have notoriously bad teeth, and whether that’s true or not (thank you Austin Powers!) it is true to say that they’re renowned for their very sweet teeth.

Summer in the States – Keeping Your Cool

Whatever their winters, many states in the U.S. experience significant heat in the summer.

British Expat of the Month: Dame Barbara Hay, British Consul-General

With less than a month left before her four-year posting comes to an end, Dame Barbara Hay found it hard to single out her favorite moment here — there had been so many to choose from.

#MindTheChat July 19: Starting a Business in the U.S.

Do you have what it takes to make it in one of the world’s toughest, most competitive markets? If you’re British and have ambitions to start a business here in the States, this week’s #MindTheChat (Friday, July 19 at 1 ...

Brunch, Baseball and Four Other American Crazes That’ll Drive You Crazy

America has been at the forefront of innovation and cultural trends, but when it swings and misses, it really misses. Here are six U.S. crazes apparently thought up just to annoy Brits:

10 Things That Happen When British Expats Meet in America

Even if you set out to befriend only locals, you’ll inevitably find yourself cozying up to other Brits. And when this happens, you’ll have a lot to chat (read: moan) about…

#MindTheChat July 12: Should You Join an Expat Group?

When you’re a newcomer to America, far away from family and the creature comforts of home, is it worth getting involved in an expat organization to meet fellow stateside Brits? What benefits can expat groups give to a Brit abroad, ...

The Best of the British Stage, Coming to a Screen Near You

At the Gielgud Theatre in London recently, Helen Mirren took her final bow as Queen Elizabeth II in the play The Audience, which was directed by Stephen Daldrey and written by Peter Morgan. Morgan was also the writer of 2006 film The ...