Postcards From Across the Pond

  • 3
Postcards From Across the Pond
Michael Harling was born and grew up in rural, upstate New York. He's an accomplished writer and now resides in Sussex, England!
Website Social:

Latest Blog Posts »

  • Of Socks Logos and Self-assurance 2 weeks ago I bought socks today. Not an earth-shattering opening, I know. However, as usual, my quest did not go according to plan.The thing is, I don’t buy socks in Britain very often. I tend to buy them in America, where I can buy a bale of them at a reasonable price—plain, thick, comfy, bog-standard...
  • Practice Retirement Half-Year Review 2 months ago Come September my wife will have been on her practice retirement for six months, so I think it’s about time for a review.All in all, it’s going well. There are no more morning rushes, followed by panicked returns and frenzied searches for whatever it was she forgot. It is, as I often tell her,...
  • America 3 months ago Oh, yeah, we went to America. Sorry, I kinda forgot.We left over a month ago and got back three weeks ago. And by the next day it seemed to slip into the past, as vacations are wont to do. I think this trip, more than others, slipped my mind for a variety of reasons: it was a shorter trip than...
  • Another Day in Paradise 3 months ago Here comes another beautiful, sunny day. When will the torment end?Brits are happiest when their weather is awful. Oh, they’ll complain about it, and claim to be tired of grey, wet days in June, windswept Julys and August afternoons that require a puffer jacket and wellies, but deep down...
  • Isn't That Special 3 months ago I’m on the Special K diet, and I’m pretty sure it’s all my fault.We were visiting my son in America the other week and he and his wife told us how they had taken the Special K Challenge* and had both lost a significant amount of weight (as if they needed to; she’s a marathon runner and...

ExpatsBlog.com Featured Expat Blog Badge:

Copy and paste code to display the Featured Blog Badge:

Website Reviews » There are 3 reviews on Postcards From Across the Pond

Expat Mum
15:36 PM October 27, 2012

I love reading Mike's blog as he talks about things that I would never even know about - like "herfing in the rain". His wry sense of humo(u)r makes every post that much more entertaining too.

Michelle | The American Resident
09:54 AM November 02, 2012

Mike's writing captures an essence of expat life that is different from most expat blogs. He writes as a happily surprised participant in his host culture--there is always something around the corner that delights him, whether a small discovery or a large experience. He is optimistic but balanced, he never gushes but never complains so loudly that the reader wants to click away. I find myself frequently nodding in agreement at his cleverly worded insights, knowing I could never have phrased it so well myself. A fantastic writer!

Smitten By Britain
14:18 PM November 02, 2012

As you can read from the blog excerpts above Mike is one of the funniest writers around. I sound like a broken record now but I always refer to him as the new Bill Bryson which I'm sure he never tires of hearing. I've read two of Mike's books and met him in person- all three were real treats. I've passed his books along to my friends because they are so funny and relatable and so is his blog! I used to be an expat in England so I find myself reminiscing about that time thru Mike's blog posts. If you want an authentic taste of expat life, read Postcards from Across the Pond.

Leave some love for this blog:

Do you think this blog has what it takes to be listed at the top of Expats in England Blogs?
Please note: only positive or constructive comments will be published. Unnecessary, negative comments won't be published.
  • Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • RSS feed
  • Facebook

3227 Expat Blogs By Destination

Submit your blog for inclusion!

Recently Added Blogs

Blog posts just in!

  • the tanki flip settlement (03 October)
  • Your Third Life (27 September)
  • Spanish views from a small town (22 September)
  • Thoughts from Galicia, Spain (22 September)
  • NRI in Oz (28 August)
  • rachel meets china (21 August)
  • Sightseer's Diary (20 August)
  • Expat Erix (18 August)
  • Claudia Sing (17 August)
  • Mercedes Catalan Photography (03 August)