Sunday, November 27, 2016

My Visit to Chicago's Famous German Christmas Market (Video)

As  we enter the winter season, I headed this week down to Chicago's famous Christkindlmarkt - literally "Christmas Market" - to see how the Germans do it.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

5 Things Americans Ask Me On Thanksgiving (Video)

To my American viewers, Happy Thanksgiving; to everyone else, Happy fourth Thursday in November. Here are 5 things Americans ask me - a Brit living in America - about Thanksgiving!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

View From The Farce Side: What’s in a Name?

I met a woman recently and introduced myself to her. “Hi, I’m Mark,” I said. “Hi, I’m Daryl,” she replied with a smile.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

5 American Shows That Do Not Accurately Depict What It Is to Be British

If  there’s one thing U.S. TV show producers seem to love, it’s a British cameo to throw some drama into the mix. However, more often than not, it’s arguable whether any of the production team has ever even met a British person based on the role they have created.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

5 British Insults That Americans Should Use (Video)

Okay, America. Words like "douchebag" are all well and good, but if you ever find yourself low on insults, feel free to borrow some of these. Here are five of the best British insults that Americans should start using today.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

5 American Cities I Really Want to Visit (Video)

It's been a strange few days in America. Hopefully this video can represent some welcome relief for those who need it. And also as an otherwise entertaining travel wishlist for those who don't. As I said last week, America is a beautiful country, and these are just five of the cities I really want to see.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

America is Beautiful (Video)

At times like this, I think we could all do with the following reminder: amid all of the ugliness that has unfolded over the last eighteen months, America is not ugly at all, but a visually stunning work of art. Sometimes, we forget this; sometimes, it's hard to see the woods for the trees. But then, wasn't it Bob Ross who saw happy trees?

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

UK Expat Grills a UK Resident: Two Brits in a Park (Video)

For this episode, I sat down with my British friend, Tessa, who was visiting from Glasgow. I was determined to find out which aspects of daily British life, if any, had faded from existence since my move away from the UK 8 years ago.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

A Brit in Wrigleyville: Cubs Win the World Series

In  what has to be one of the most surreal moments of my life, last night I joined hundreds of Chicagoans on the streets of Wrigleyville as the Chicago Cubs - a team famous for its continued failures - landed the World Series for the first time in 108 years.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Despite Everything, I Still See Beauty in America

When historians look back on 2016 in America, the most prevalent word gracing their reports will be "bonkers".