Monthly Archives: June 2013

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 161

American Fairs Fairs in the USA are totally made of awesomeness, and as Americana as they come. Yesterday ’twas Clarksville Fair, and a great big slice of American pie it was too. Fried chicken, people told me – ya gotta … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 160

I heart Annapolis! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I LOVE ANNAPOLIS! It’s just lushly (that is a new word combo), and today I got to see more than just the town and a few massive houses … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 159

Cheesecake food porn Cheesecake in the USA is not cheesecake as we know it in the UK. This is American cheesecake, from the Cheesecake Factory (this place tops the list for calorie content and basic ‘food porn’): This is the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 158

The pools This week we are mostly at the pools. It is very much like being on our holibobs, except there is no cocktail bar. This is sad. I do wonder if any of the Howard County ‘moms’ secretly place … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 157

The Twinkies are back in town! These babies are back on the shelves in USA-land! People across the land are rejoicing at their second coming! I’ve not yet got my lips around a Twinkie (that’s what she said/as the actress … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 156

Wimbledon Today Wimbldeon starts in the UK! How I love Wimbledon and its Britishness and over-priced strawberries and champagne and long queues and green-ness and stiff upper lip when we want someone to win/try not to get emotional if they … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 155

The Harlem Globetrotters Before I begin on our Harlem Globetrotters experience, let me begin by saying: a) I know this isn’t ‘proper’ basketball, but it is mighty fun. b) The HGs were known to us in the UK for appearances … Continue reading

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