Monthly Archives: July 2013

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 195

Hello England! And so, I hit the shores of the green and pleasant land with a drowsy five-year old in tow, a bunged up ear, no service on my US phone and no US to UK adaptors for my plethora … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 194

British or American countryside? There is a little place off the 108 in Clarksville that I love. I love it because of its natural beauty and the fact that it sells fruit and veg and ‘pick your own flowers’ on … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 193

A slice of American suburbia A feature on the Daily Mail US site (yes, I am reading the DM again – sigh) featured a group of photos capturing the American middle class dream. It’s interesting to see, and from living … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 192

Schooling in the USA vs Schooling in Europe Schooling is different in the USA. Fact. Living in Maryland, I am told often that the schools are the best and that they perform in the top 3 every year, which, as … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 191

High school lockers Why high school lockers today? Because they are iconic to us Brits and epitomise American high school. In the movies and TV series all the romances, arguments, life-changing adolescent happenings take place at the locker. The locker … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 190

Rudey-nudey killjoys in the UK Look, in Europe (yes, the UK is in Europe!) we’re not adverse to a bit of nudity. In fact, we like it – generally. So the council shirt and tie killjoys in Clacton are trying … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 189

George Alexander Louis And that’s the baby’s name! So now we know. Job done. Not Wayne, or Gary, or Alan? Nope, it’s as royal as they come (a little French royal even…!) Ellicott City Colored School This place has intrigued … Continue reading

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