American to Britain

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American to Britain
Hi my name is Kim and I have lived in England since 2006 and boy has it been a journey! I hope my tips help you get around! I only suggest places that I have been to, so that you get my honest opinion!
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  • Valentine's Day 2 days ago One of my lovely British spouses readers pointed out to me that Valentine's Day is also treated differently than in the US. I had not really thought about this but then again, I don't have children in school here (yet ;) ) so have not experienced the difference in how they deal with this holiday.So...
  • What are Bank Holidays? 6 days ago Bank holidays are like Federal holidays where you can expect most offices closed except for shops and restaurants. Shops will be limited to Sunday hours. The British really like to take advantage of their long weekends, so you can expect heavy traffic on the Friday before a big weekend.Unlike...
  • How to get a letter from the Queen 1 week ago One nice momento that you or your children could have to remember your time in the UK, is a letter from the Queen.I have done this several times with the Brownies and every time we have had a letter back.The best time to do it is for her birthday. Have the children make a card for her personally or...
  • Pancake Day 2 weeks ago Pancake Day is also known as Shrove Tuesday. It is the day before Ash Wednesday and starts the celebration of Lent. The history behind it is that they would make pancakes to use up the stuff in the pantry because during Lent you are supposed to abstain from sweets.My husband and I try to remember...
  • Twilight at the Museums 2 weeks ago Twilight at the Museums is an annual event usually held during half-term. The museums are lit up and children are asked to bring their 'torches' (flashlights). It is a free event and a great way to go see some of the museums if you find it hard to get there during their normal opening hours. Also... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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09:32 AM May 13, 2015

Thank you for your blog and I've checked out your website too. Very affirming. I agree Cambridge is a small place, but brimming with diverse things to do and places to check out beyond the colleges.

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