Toni Hargis

Repatriated Brit. Back in Blighty after 27 years in the USA. Author, columnist and blogger.

Author, columnist and blogger Born and raised in the NE of England (God's own country), moved south for uni and work, then across the Pond. Recently returned after 27 years. Repatriation is not for the faint-hearted!
Why It Pays To Ditch Your PJs When

Why It Pays To Ditch Your PJs When Flying

There are many reasons to dress nicely on a flight, and they're not just to do with self-esteem and other touchy feely issues, although doesn't everybody feel better in fresh, clean clothes? Nor are they to do with consideration for others around you, 'cause that clearly isn't a pressing matter.
30/11/2016 07:37 GMT
Ten Things You Might Not Know About U.S.

Ten Things You Might Not Know About U.S. Colleges

There's been a sharp increase in the number of British students attending American colleges in the past decade. As well as it being a completely different education system, there are other surprises prospective applicants might want to consider...
01/11/2016 12:47 GMT
Yankee-Brit Baby Naming - It's A

Yankee-Brit Baby Naming - It's A Minefield

In case there's a Brit in America facing this dilemma right now, here are a few other names you might want to ditch for the sake of your sanity. Remember, these kids stick around for quite a while, as do the pronunciation peeves.
18/10/2016 14:06 BST
The Realities Of Working From

The Realities Of Working From Home

To some, "working from home" sounds idyllic or perhaps just plain cushy. No more commuting to work, no more dressing in clothes you wouldn't normally be seen dead in, no more chained to your desk till lunch time, no more irritating colleagues and most importantly, no more distractions.
04/10/2016 09:48 BST
Brit In America

Brit In America Problems

With a nod to the very excellent Very British Problems, I've amassed my own little list with a twist. Mine has less to do with our ingrained awkwardness and everything to do with being a fish out of water, i.e. a Brit in the USA:
26/09/2016 10:57 BST
The Gap Baby

The Gap Baby Rules

The Beckhams had Harper when their youngest son was six, and Jamie Oliver's adorable new baby has just arrived after countless nappy-free years. I feel I must break it to them however, that although this Gap Baby brings untold joy, the stork also delivers a few surprises.
19/09/2016 07:38 BST