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 ...
Author Archives: Ruth Margolis
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 ...
America makes you want to spend money. Stuff somehow seems shinier, tastier and more appealing here, yet most expats arrive on a budget, fearful of dipping into their emergency slush fund. Fear not, Brits.
Let’s be honest, Brits on holiday can be a little bit dreadful. Alas, we’re often not much better when we’re living in another country, stubbornly refusing to bow down to the local customs and quirks.
Are you craving nineteen varieties of Oreo, or a slab of meat so hormone-pumped it could complete in the Tour de France in record time? Then head to your nearest American supermarket.