Monthly Archives: December 2013

American New Year Traditions: What Brits Can Expect

On the surface, American New Year traditions might appear to present fewer pratfalls to the British expat than, say, those of Christmas Day. After all, a good portion of New Year customs, such as the obligatory countdown, the clinking …

Eight Yorkshire Sayings That Will Baffle Americans

As a Yorkshireman residing in’t Big Apple, folk can’t fathom me reet often (Translation: In New York, nobody understands me when I speak).  Consequently, everyday activities like ordering a sandwich can become embarrassing, …

6 British Things Americans Admire

There are many things that Americans seems to like about us Brits and our culture. Far be it for me to blow the collective British trumpet, though; I asked a handful of Americans-in-the-U.K.

10 Unconventional Ways to Spend the Holidays

It’s nearly Christmas, and while some expat Brits relish the chance to learn how Americans celebrate the holidays, others are – understandably – not so enthusiastic. Either they weren’t invited anywhere, or they can’t deal …