All About Me

I grew up in a small town in Surrey that nobody's ever heard of (unless you are from there too, of course).

I had absolutely no desire to move to the USA, even though my dad had lived here since I was very young and was always asking me to come over “for a holiday.”  My then husband, also English, convinced me in the 1990’s that we should definitely give it a go.  And the rest, as they say, is history.  

At that time my children were very young (2 and 7) and they have grown up “Yank.”  We tried to give them a typically British upbringing, but with all the outside influences, they are now bilingual.  *smile*  

I currently live in Riverside, a city about 60 miles east of Los Angeles with my American fiancé husband and my crazy, crazy dog, Charlie.
Crazy dog and the Hosepipe
[Update:  We now have a new puppy, Spencer, who is turning out to be just as crazy as Charlie *sigh*]

After 20 years you would have thought I would have got used to the mysterious ways of American life, but no – I still get perplexed every now and again and I STILL get in the wrong side of the car occasionally (damn it!)

And that it what my blog is about.  Me, my life, my experiences, my moaning, ranting and raving.  A little bit of everything really.

Hope you like it and if you want to contact me just to say hello here’s my information:


Facebook:  thegobbybrit

Instagram:  chelseagirlsw6

Periscope: @thegobbybrit

Twitter:  @thegobbybrit

And in case you were looking at my name and email address and were wondering – yes, I am an absolutely huge Chelsea fan!  Before moving here I would follow them all around the country.  Unfortunately they only began to get "good" when I left.