Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review for the Desperate English Housewife in Washington

Review of my blog in 2012 This blog had about 9,900 views in 2012. Awesome! In 2012, there were 71 new posts. That’s a lot of writing by me (and reading by you, so thank you!) The busiest day of the year was November … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 71

Christmas in Fort Lauderdale I was keen from the day we said we were moving to the USA to have an alternative Christmas, and I don’t mean one where my husband spends all day in the kitchen cooking and I … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 70

American language vs British language Summed up, quite aptly by David Mitchell, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om7O0MFkmpw&feature=youtube_gdata_player 😉 American friends and bloggers…. If you would like an insight into the British psyche and see what bothers us so in the UK, read this: … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 69

Reading the news USA radio style I recently switched radio stations in the car, mainly because I was fed up of listening to a) the same songs and b) adverts for men’s neck and ear hair removal and soda streams … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 68

Sandy Hook Elementary School So, the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut….such a sad, sad thing to blog about. It’s the first time I’ve ever felt ‘close’ to an incident. Kids the same age as Harry….a school in … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 67

Christmas lights in the USA So…..there are lights, lights everywhere. Christmassy ones. And blow up Santas, and blow up snowmen, and I even saw a blow up pineapple, though what that has to do with Christmas, I cannot fathom. Anyhow, … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 66

Candy canes There are these little candy cane candy things everywhere in preparation for Christmas, which makes me question why there are so popular in the USA and only really seen in Elf (the great, great movie) by British folk. … Continue reading

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