Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 197

Howard County Fair

While I am away I am missing the county fair back in the USA. That’s right, I am missing Americana cowboys and corndogs and fairground rides!

One of the more interesting and curious attractions they are promoting at Howard County Fair is this:

Watch inter-species offspring get physical.

Oh my!

Okay, they don’t mean like that – they mean this: Mules, the offspring of a donkey and horse, will show off their physical prowess at the 9th Annual Mule Pulling Contest and, directly after that is the 3rd Annual Coon Mule Jump. Now I understand!

Watch me get physical!

Watch me get physical!

Additionally, and amusingly, they state that there will be rabbit judging and worm racing. πŸ˜‰

A friend said to me before I left that this fair was fun, but not the best, and that Maryland State Fair was worth attending, and of course the Renaissance Festival for a bit of shenanigans Game of Thrones stylie.

They’re on the bucket list!

Being an expat

Many people ask us if we wish to stay out in the USA. The answer is this: we are here for three years. So even if we wanted to, we couldn’t. But for some expats the UK is not a place they wish to return to….

So many places to go to....

So many places to go to….

According to The Telegraph 77 per cent of expatriates said they would only consider a permanent return to Britain if it became untenable to live overseas due to financial, health or family concerns.

What do other expats think?

In the UK today

Today I headed into Bath. I love Bath and worked there for several years – as well as living in various flats with various friends and boyfriends – and it as always had a draw to me. I love its culture, atmosphere and that it encourages people to be expressive, arty, individual and quirky.

Some Bath art

Some Bath art

Beautiful Bath

Beautiful Bath

A Tea Shoppe!

A Tea Shoppe!

It’s been a while since I ventured in to the town centre and it was heaving with tourists – just like me! I imagine a representative from nearly every nation was there this afternoon clicking away on their cameras.

Bath has had some significant regeneration done in the pasts few years and looks amazing. I walked around thinking how impressive it was, alongside amusing myself with memories of falling out of various nightclubs or pubs as I passed by their newly painted doors.

Bath charmed me with a new spirit and for the first time I really appreciated its long and rich history. And, as always, I had to stop myself dancing and singing to ‘Who will buy‘ from Oliver, which was spectacularly filmed in the Circus. πŸ™‚

A Bath balcony for dining

A Bath balcony for dining

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey

Bizarre Bath promotes its  funny walking tours

Bizarre Bath promotes its funny walking tours

A typical Bath side street

A typical Bath side street


The Bath Pump Rooms - Roman history at its best

The Bath Pump Rooms – Roman history at its best

The Roman baths

The Roman baths

The Circus

The Circus

The Royal Crescent

The Royal Crescent

Isn’t it funny how much you appreciate things when you see them with fresh eyes?

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