Hi! I'm Laura, an American mom living in southeast England since 2010. I live on a quiet pebbled lane with horses (not ours) across the street and woods at the end of the road. My husband, two kids, and a deaf cat are an integral part of my life story.

Lucky for me, we relocated to an island of beautiful gardens, delightful architecture, and delicious history & literature. Imagine, all my favs in one country! Wonderful soul food surrounds me :)

I write about all things English: day trips, local attractions, gardens, history, current events, and differences between American and English cultures.  I can't resist a good story and photographing pretty places.

In 2011, I taught a one-day blogging class to a local audience and started 'Post Of The Month Club' (now hosted by Life On Planet Baby). In 2012, I spearheaded 'Blogger's Tea', a blogger meet-up in London. We'll see what future adventures and good fortunes await.

In my former American life, I designed bespoke children's clothing for four years.

So, welcome to a peek into my world - pull up a chair, grab a cozy blanket, and enjoy a cup of tea. It's wonderful to have you here!



Sandra said...

Hi Laura, I can't see an email address on your blog, so I'm leaving a little message here! If you did one of Kat's courses, I believe we may have met. I did Kat's Find Your Eye course: the introduction and the follow up course. I went under the name of 'zinnia'.
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Ah, yes, that is where we met! My email is HappyHomemakerUK.blogspot.co.uk if you ever need it :)

inamera said...

Hi Laura :)
just found your blog by searching for Iris' (The Holiday) house location at google ;) I am from Germany and I bookmarked your blog quickly after reading a few articles - love the style of your blog really! Just wanted to let you know! <3

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Hi Inamera! Thank you for dropping a note - so glad you found me. Off to check out your blog now... :)

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Hi Laura
Congratulations.I am happy to say that you are a winner in my giveaway. Please let me have your full details and I will post your gifts. My email address is on my Blogger profile.
Kind Regards
Winnibriggs House

avicarswife said...

Hello! I just found your blog via And Here We Are's Facebook page and love what I see! I'm an American expat living with my English husband in Cambridge. We've been over here for almost six years and have a ten month old baby girl. I look forward to reading more about your life over here! Thanks!

Where the Fish Live said...

im interested in living in england, how are the mosquitoes there, i ave a bad reaction when they are very bad like how they are in maine, italy, the southern states in usa, etc...thanks

Happy Homemaker UK said...

If there are mosquitoes here, they have not left an impression with me from the last two summers :)

Tammy Roney said...

Your life sounds amazing. I am an American also but dream of living in England. Anything I ever read just makes it sound so amazing and relaxing in England.

Janey and Co. said...

Hi Laura,

I am a new follower. I was an Americam expat, years ago, living in The Netherlands. Now live in both Texas and the Colorado mountains. We also travel yearly to foreign countries.

I have so enjoyed your blog!.Thanks, Janey