Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 165

Happy 4th July!

The day stuff…..

The River Hill parade! Fabulousness in American-style! Warm weather, community spirit, crowds, patriotism, politics, pride and pageantry…..

It was so very American, and so very non-British in how it all felt (I guess that has something to do with the fact it’s a celebration of kicking us out…!) 😉

[Cowboy] hats off to the organisers – as with most things in America it went so smoothly and was a bundle of fun!




It was in abundance, and what a special event for this expat Brit to be involved in (despite some American chums mocking this was the day for the Brits to lie low….!) As if I ever would lie low at anything!

There was more candy being passed out to the kids at this parade than Halloween….sugar rush!






Best of all…the ‘DeckChair Dads’…..they were so very, very funny 🙂




And this….

The day has only just started – more celebrations to come tonight. If you want to see more pics from the 4th July celebrations, see my Desperate English Housewife in Washington Facebook page.

As I stated this very morning: Living in the USA is like living with a slightly crazy uncle….You are funny, bizarre, welcoming, curious and sometimes I can’t believe we are related! But it’s still pretty damn awesome (even if you have funny rules about drinking). Thanks for having me to stay, Uncle Sam.

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2 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 165

  1. Anette Taylor says:

    Just read about you in the Howard Magazine so i recognized you in the parade! We love the River Hill parade & always have a lot of fun there!
    I am also an expat, born and raised in Sweden so it’s really fun to read your experiences here in HoCo!


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