Category Archives: Real Life Stories

An alien in Stockport

OK, it’s London not Stockport but Stockport rhymes with New York better so suck it up! (See how American I am – I talk about diapers and strollers too).

Celine has pointed me to an interesting series, mostly about Americans bringing up kids in foreign countries including the UK and another about foreigners bringing up their kids in America.

It was an interesting perspective and made me think about how careful I should be to not do down what Elphie is doing just because we have a culture of understatement.

So just so we are clear, Elphie is a genius musical prodigy heading for Olympic Gold. Obvs.

UPDATE: Pondering more on this post, it struck me that the comments from Matt Taylor’s family on him landing a probe on a comet were particularly British: don’t feel bad that you haven’t landed a probe on a comet, he can’t park in Sainsbury’s – at least you can do that!