Monthly Archives: February 2014

10 American Sounds Brits Will Learn to Appreciate

Open your ears and take in America’s distinctive hum, from the honking cars to the whooping at football games. Very soon, you’ll come to like—or at least understand—what you’re hearing.

10 American English Words and Phrases British Expats Eventually Adopt

As a British expat who has lived and worked in the U.S. for over five years, I remain very much in favor of embracing the various wonderful nuances this country has to offer.

10 British Sounds You’ll Miss When You Leave the UK

When you leave the U.K., the soundscape changes dramatically. These are the noises you’ll be sad to bid farewell.

A Brit Weighs in on America’s ‘Open Kitchen’ Debate

When looking at housing options in the U.S., Brits will notice a distinct lack of doors and walls.

The Toscars: Brits in LA Skewer Hollywood’s Biggest Night

The red carpet is ready, the paparazzi are prepping their lenses, the stunning dresses are being chosen, and the golden awards are ready to be handed out to the lucky winners. Yes, it’s time again for the Toscars ceremony.

Themed Vacations: Ideas for Brits in America

As I’ve mentioned before, this country is vast. When thinking of vacations, the plethora of choice sometimes leaves me paralyzed with indecision. Should we go hot, cold, beach, desert or big city?

5 Things You Don’t Expect When You Repatriate to the U.K.

It’s common to pine for home when living abroad; wishing that you could pop open a proper British newspaper, sip a perfect cuppa (where your people actually understand what a cuppa is!), and tuck into a piping hot Sunday roast.

5 British Men Behind Los Angeles’ Best-Known Locations

Like many other American states, we assume that California—and especially it’s larger cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco—are a melting pot of people from around the world. Many of the early immigrants were from the British ...

Brits in America: 5 Small Signs You’re Going Native

Most expats probably don’t realize if and when they “go native.” As a Brit in the U.S.

Why Americans Don’t Understand the Roundabout

In 2013 the British Roundabout Appreciation Society (yes, there is one and don’t laugh) awarded Columbus Circle, in New York City, Best Roundabout in the World.