Monthly Archives: September 2012

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 31

Top-loading white goods Yes, I’m talking about washing machines…..bear with me on this. It’s a joy! Really, it is. We don’t have them in the UK as far as I am aware, but they are all the rage in the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 30

Corn dogs So, I decided to try Corn Dogs, that fatal American tradition. UK friends, I plead ignorance to what a Corn Dog was before I tried it, but I knew I wanted to partake… This is what a Corn … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 29

Some strange things 1. American dishwashers are not designed for wine glasses. There is no way you can stand them up on the customary top shelf or even lie them down at an appropriate angle. I feel they are designed … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 28

Show me the money I’m heading north, it’s getting dusky. The radio is on and I’m all alone in my car, just having a driving expedition. A nosy-around. Everything becomes larger, spacier, greener, wider. Houses are extensive. These aren’t houses, … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 27

Baltimore back streets…. So, if you’re not aware of the series The Wire a) where have you been? and b) this is a synopsis so that I can set the scene for the next part of our adventure… The Wire … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 26

Man alive! No, actually, man asleep. On my front lawn! Er, hello? Other men asleep in a truck blocking my drive. Er, WTF?! Oh, I see, they are literally sleeping on the job. They are supposed to be fixing our … Continue reading

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