You’ve likely heard these bewildering utterances leave the mouths of your American acquaintances, but that doesn’t make them any less perplexing. (Note: many Americans are equally baffled by some of the atrocities below.
Author Archives: Ruth Margolis
It’s no secret that the merest murmur of a British accent turns the average American into a heap of delighted, obliging mush. So I say: use this to your advantage.
So, you’re craving various foodstuffs from home but can’t track them down in the U.S. or bring yourself to pay five times what the product is worth in international shipping.
At some stage, we’ve all been the passenger in front of the child who’s decided his in-flight entertainment will be pummeling the back of your seat for seven hours with his tiny devil feet. And then there’s the baby a couple of ...
Nowhere in America is an exact replica of any place in the U.K., architecturally or otherwise. But some spots provide a look or atmosphere that will remind you of home without the inconvenience of actually schlepping back to Blighty.
Those of us who were born and raised in the U.K. have our own special, but not necessarily sensible, way of doing things.
Unless you’re one of those lucky expat Brits basking in the bottom band of sunny states, winter in America is a serious business. It gets COLD. Like, penguins wouldn’t even live here kind of cold.
When I moved a third of the way round the planet, I wished I could bring the cosy London flat I’d just spent the last two years lovingly refurbishing with me. Setting up a comfortable, functioning home—again—is ...
Halloween in the U.K. is a scary affair, and not because of all the ghosts, witches and ghouls.
If Britain was America’s therapist, we’d have been “let go” after the introductory session. While our two nations see eye-to-eye on many matters of substance, like imperialism and Downton Abbey, we simply can’t agree on how ...