I'm not sure how this has happened, but we seem to have spawned one child from England and one from California.

For Evie, it's all, 'Like, totally... awesome!' or 'LOL. Rolls eyes. Bor-ring!'
For Alice, things are either, 'Absolutely brilliant, Mummy!' or 'That's rubbish.'

Evie's Littlest Pets all speak in Valley Girl voices and share Valley Girl concerns about their accessories, BFFs and trips to summer camp.
On the other hand, I have lost count of the number of times people have asked me if Alice is English, such is the exaggerated toffiness of her accent. Is it all the English audiobooks that have lulled her to sleep over the last few years? But then why didn't the American versions of the Tremaris books have an effect on her speaking voice? Is it the influence of her English grandfather (who sounds Oz as these days, anyway)? And if so, why doesn't Evie share the Brit vibe?

It's a mystery.


  1. Ha! My apologies for being one of those 'is she English?' people. But honestly, Alice is sooo convincing. I believe she is channeling her 'Inner Enid Blyton' She's a smashing little girl. jxx

  2. Ha! I get the 'Are you English' question too. My nicname at High School even though I have only had my first teem in year7 is 'British Gal'
    Tell Alice that she is not alone. :) ;)