Saturday, December 31, 2016

Laurence Brown Like You've Never Seen Him Before

Everybody, meet Donnie.  Donnie is what happens when your wife's aunt and uncle give you this cap and glasses as a gag gift for Christmas. And, in a week that has involved a lot of decadent food and pseudo-excessive drinking, it was only inevitable that I would make this video. I hope you enjoy it! I assure you it's done with the greatest affection. Happy New Year!

Sometimes, it's better hearing me in a British accent. Click the red button below.

Laurence Brown is a British man writing his way through the truly bizarre world of America - a place he sometimes accidentally calls home and a place he still hasn't quite figured out after seven years. Thankfully, his journey is made 12% easier by the fact that his accent makes him sound much smarter than he is. For evidence of this, subscribe to his popular Lost in the Pond web series over on YouTube.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

View from the Farce Side: A Postcard from London

Recently, Lost in the Pond guest blogger and British expat, Mark Turner, returned home for Christmas. The following is a journal from his visit to London.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

WATCH: 5 Things Americans Ask Me on Christmas Day

It's almost Christmas Day. So what better time to give you all a rundown of the five things Americans ask me on the 25 December? I grant you, Christmas Day would probably be a better time, but I venture you'll all be busy unwrapping Ghostbusters Fire Stations at that point. Or whatever the kids get these days.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

WATCH: 6 Great English Places Outside of London

It's been many years since I last walked the green pastures of England. That doesn't, of course, stop me from reminiscing about some of my favourite places that my home nation has to offer. Naturally - having lived there - London is one such place. But England is replete with gems outside of the capital too. Here are my six favourite English places outside of London.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

WATCH: Growing Up in Grimsby, England

Americans like to ask me about the place in England in which I grew up: Grimsby. Long before I moved to the United States, Grimsby was where I spent the first 21 years of my life.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

5 British Christmas Phrases Not Used in America

It's that time of year again, folks: the decorations are up, the tree is down (I have cats), and Michael Bublé has emerged from his chrysalis. And so, what better time to give you a run down of all the British Christmas phrases not in wide use in America?

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Brit Theatre in Chicago: Review of King Charles III

This past weekend, the wife and I opted for something different; we headed down to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater to catch the Tony Award-nominated and Olivier Award-winning new play, King Charles III - a future history play centered around the ascendancy of Prince Charles.

Friday, December 02, 2016

How Moving to America Changed Me - Video

Over the years, I've put an inordinate amount of effort into maintaining some of the chief qualities - if that's the right word - that make me British. My accent has more or less remained the same, I still use words like "rubbish", and I still don't wash my hair (maybe sometimes).