Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 205

American aisle in Tesco!

There’s an aisle in Tesco’s in the UK that has just American food! How exciting, trilled my friends back in the UK!

But let’s take a closer look at these shelves stacked with American goodness….

What a load of junk!

What a load of junk!

Oh dear, my teeth are grinding at the thought of all this candy! Naughty, naughty Tesco. Really, why add to the UK’s already sugar-infested junk food collection adorning the aisles?

Sigh.

A whole year in the USA

Yep, we’ve been in the USofA a whole year as of today. Wowsers.

It’s all been such a new, interesting, weird, crazy, odd, funny, brilliant, slightly surreal experience.

Here are some of my favourite pics from our time here so far:

Watching leopards shag at Baltimore Zoo

Watching leopards shag at Baltimore Zoo

A camel ride at the zoo

A camel ride at the zoo

Trying to understand Bob and Ronna and the whole real estate thing

Trying to understand Bob and Ronna and the whole real estate thing

The Chesapeake - beautiful

The Chesapeake – beautiful

Hurricane Sandy in Florida

Hurricane Sandy in Florida

Florida in general makes me smile :)

Florida in general makes me smile πŸ™‚

Halloween in then USA is bloody brilliant!

Halloween in the USA is bloody brilliant!

Me and New York became great pals! I heart it a lot!

Me and New York became great pals! I heart it a lot!

Christmas in For Lauderdale :)

Christmas in Fort Lauderdale πŸ™‚

I might not love the snow, but it looks mighty pretty ;)

I might not love the snow, but it looks mighty pretty πŸ˜‰

The Sparkles and Spurs event, and meeting Dennis J. Lane

The Sparkles and Spurs event, and meeting Dennis J. Lane

Spring in DC

Spring in DC

Kooky Baltimore

Kooky Baltimore

Old Ellicott City - one of my fave places

Old Ellicott City – one of my fave places

Annapolis pub crawl - a fab town and a memorable event!

Annapolis pub crawl – a fab town and a memorable event!

Centennial Lake - just stunning

Centennial Lake – just stunning

Cowboys - I love 'em!

Cowboys – I love ’em!

Wine in the Woods - need I say more?!

Wine in the Woods – need I say more?!

Ocean City and Rehobeth - fun and charming and interesting!

Ocean City and Rehobeth – fun and charming and great for people watching!

My UK Desperate Housewife USA photoshoot :)

My UK Desperate Housewife USA photoshoot πŸ™‚

Nightlife in DC and meeting new peeps!

Nightlife in DC and meeting new peeps!

Privileged to be part of a political campaign with Democrat 9B candidate Tom Coale

Privileged to be part of a political campaign with Democrat 9B candidate Tom Coale

Dancing with and watching the Harlem Globetrotters

Dancing with and watching the Harlem Globetrotters

Being part of the 4th of July parade in Clarksville

Being part of the 4th of July parade in Clarksville

Visiting Amish land - fascinating

Visiting Amish land – fascinating

Sitting by the pool - A LOT ;)

Sitting by the pool – A LOT πŸ˜‰

Going to the best gay pool party - EVER!

Going to the best gay pool party – EVER!

Chesapeake Shakespeare - dreamy!

Chesapeake Shakespeare – dreamy!

I have met some truly amazing people, who have welcomed this Brit with warmth and kindness. The things that has struck me is how interested people are – and how very interesting. We have friends and community and that counts for so much – meaning I am getting to know and understand the American way of life even more.

However, I have so many things to find out about America and Americans still – it’s all to play for! And whilst I am still a tourist, with an endless bucket list, I feel at home in the USA. How awesome is that! πŸ˜‰

I know I’ve adopted some of the lingo, because I got chided for saying ‘cell phone’ when I was back in the UK. Plus, I now just call the ‘loo’ the bathroom, because it’s just easier (although I see disappointment in the eyes of some Americans who were hoping I would say ‘loo’ or ‘toilet’ in my British accent) πŸ™‚ And I guess I do call them ‘fries’….but I still call it a ‘boot’, not a ‘trunk’…and it amuses me to say ‘bum’ and ‘bottom’ in front of Americans…..but I still refuse to say ‘potty’…!!

πŸ™‚

P.S. To the the guy who stumbled across my site by tapping in ‘British housewife playing with herself’, I’m sorry you didn’t find what you were looking for here, but I hope you had a nice evening anyway, and found something more up your alley elsewhere….. πŸ˜‰

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16 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 205

  1. elkster says:

    Ok, where is this Tescos? ASDA has a lot of American food too, for obvious reasons.

      • Pat and Pam says:

        Nope, not the Bishop’s Cleeve one — which is my local. I just discovered the “American Corner” there and it has all the same items as in you picture, but far fewer of each. I suspect your picture was take at a superstore Tesco. I, too was disappointed with all the candy (and I wonder how much of the Hershey bars will sell). However, on principal I bought a tin of pumpkin puree, which I use for upset doggie tummies. Just wanted to make sure that is kept in stock. I doubt if I will buy anything else — welllll, maybe a bottle of A1 sauce when my bottle of HP runs out.

  2. Andy says:

    Brilliant post (again). I’m tempted to google that one myself….

  3. Stew says:

    Yes Claire cell phone indeed, great seeing you though πŸ˜‰ x

  4. sharon says:

    EXCELLENT CLAIRE!! XX YEEEE HAAAA!

  5. Charlotte Jones says:

    Very witty and entertaining Claire!

  6. Mike says:

    Love it! Have enjoyed your blog since discovering it.

  7. john says:

    I suppose a certain portion of the population say ‘potty’ its not something I have said since I was a kid. IF I did feel the need to announce my intentions I would say ‘take a wiz’ or a ‘dump’. Reading my way through 20 to 30 a day, much amused.

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