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 of communications devices. πŸ˜‰

I can’t really blog much at the moment, because my jet lag is making my fingers all a bit wobbly and weird!

Anyhow, observations so far:

– People sound very, very English.
– The roads are small and windy!
– People drive on the other side of the road and it is very disconcerting – I am going to have to check myself every time I make a turn otherwise those British bobbies are going to be very busy.
– Everything looks very, very old (courtesy of Harry).
– It rained whilst I had a cup of tea.
– I am seeing things through new eyes – I have a new appreciation of the UK and its charms!
– I am intrigued by views and countryside and British iconography that I once took for granted and am now snapping away like a tourist (see pics below!)
– I will be feasting on a roast chicken dinner tonight – meat and three veg! And gravy of course!

A thatched cottage - delightful!

A thatched cottage – delightful!

A British pub in Marlborough

A British pub in Marlborough

Silbury Hill - no idea what it's for!

Silbury Hill – no idea what it’s for!

Avebury Standing Stones (or 'giants' graves)

Avebury Standing Stones (or “giants’ graves”)

A post office and an ice-cream van!

A post office and an ice-cream van!

I had no idea there were so many country pubs!

I don’t remember there being so many country pubs!

An English country lane

An English country lane

ROAST BEEF MONSTER MUNCH!!! Yeah!

ROAST BEEF MONSTER MUNCH!!! Yeah!

British Farm shop

British Farm shop

Bloody lush - sausage rolls. Pass the Gaviscon!

Bloody lush – sausage rolls. Pass the Gaviscon!

Get a free umbrella....

Get a free umbrella….

Brit fruit and veg!

Brit fruit and veg!

I’m pooped – still on US time with three hours sleep! I’ll be falling asleep in my gravy at this rate….. πŸ˜‰

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7 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 195

  1. Andy says:

    So, so jealous of you right now!! I had to call the UK the other morning and I kept the poor girl on the other end of the line on forever just because I wanted to hear her talk in a “real” (not tv) English accent.

    Have fun and tell us all about the trip! πŸ™‚

  2. How long are you here for, Yankee Doodle?

  3. Robin says:

    Have fun, but hurry back, I miss you already!

  4. Ray says:

    Good stuff…Have an enjoyable trip ….I’m stuck here in Savage Maryland!

  5. Pat and Pam says:

    I saw your pictures on your FB page without captions. But, I figured Harry’s crisps were probably roast beef or roast lamb flavoured. AND suitable for vegetarians, I’ll bet! (That always cracks me up.)

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