Author Archives: Ruth Margolis

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.

10 Brooklyn Things Every Expat Must Do

Gone are the days when “NYC” was code for “Manhattan”. New Yorkers—including a vast number of Brits—are shifting south and a little bit east towards the city’s second borough: Brooklyn.

One Year On: A British Mum’s Update on Raising an American Baby

“So, what kind of accent do you think she’ll have?” This is a favorite question of curious onlookers to expat parents. I get asked it at least once a week.

10 Things New Yorkers Can Learn From Londoners

The Big Apple and its residents get a lot of stuff right. But that’s not to say they can’t learn a few thing things from those fog-drenched, bowler hat wearing folk in that other great global city.

10 Things Londoners Can Learn From New Yorkers

These rival cities are immeasurably fabulous. But they could both stand to make some changes, based on how the other operates. Here’s what London can do to make itself more like NYC—in a good way.

8 British Inside Jokes Americans Will Never Understand

We Brits rarely blow our own national trumpet. But if pushed we will admit to having a wicked sense of humor. Foreigners have every right to be perplexed by the stuff we riff on—from gingers to horse meat.

8 Pointers For Brits Dating in America

I may not have gone on a first date in over a decade but this much I know: dating in Britain happens at night. There’s alcohol involved.

10 American Smells Brits Will Learn to Love

To outsiders, the U.S. smells like more than just freedom. These are just some of the all-American scents every expat will come to adore. Or at the very least tolerate.

10 British Smells You’ll Miss When You Leave the U.K.

Your nose is a delicate, easily offended piece of equipment. Move out of the country and your British-born snout will mourn these familiar British scents.

9 Adorable Things Brits Do

As a people, the British don’t do a lot that can be classified as sweet. Still, there are some endearing traits, traditions and mannerisms that we Brits can make claim to.