Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 in review – UK Desperate Housewife USA

Wanna read a 2013 report for my blog?! If you like stats, here are a few! It’s been a fabulous year here in the USA – hoorah for 2014 and all the adventures it may bring! Thanks for reading and … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 328

The Christmas Break So, what has the UK Desperate Housewife UK been up to over Christmas week? Taking in a lot of American history, don’t ya know. And pondering about what makes American people American, and what made them not … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 327

Hey, what’s up? Harry gets greeted at school by this cool bloke at the Before-School Care thingymabob and he always says to him: “Hey Harry, what’s up?”. Harry sort of smiles and nods and doesn’t know what to say, because … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 326

Frank Bruno adopts a road So I am merrily driving along in Howard County, Maryland in the land of America listening to some country music and admiring the scenery when I STOP. What is that?! A sign tells me that … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 325

Walmart virgin Actually, read that as I am now no longer a Walmart virgin. I made a strange and curious decision to go to Walmart today. I had not been there before and some people have said DON’T DO IT … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 324

Christmas cards in the USA So, in the UK, we send Christmas cards that we bought at the shop/supermarket/discount store/posh shop or we make them with crafty bits or our child’s scribbles become the main feature of the card to … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 323

Big bottoms Nope, I am not talking about ladies (or gents) here, folks. I am talking about the bottom bits of American houses (yes, the basements), particularly in the area in which I live (sometimes called McMansionville, I hear…) I … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 322

The Littlest Hobo ‘Sometimes we expats are like the Littlest Hobo.’ Those are the words we uttered to our American friends, whilst musing about the fact that we expats never really seem to ‘settle down’ anywhere. They looked at us … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 321

Expat wife swapping So, I’m what’s known in the expat world as a ‘trailing spouse’. What a hideous term. It kind of conjures up images of us women lugging all the suitcases about behind our husbands as they do important … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 320

Awesome Columbia Yesterday there was a whole lot of hoo-hah here about Columbia, Maryland (that place where I live) being given a hard time by an actress off the telly (Julia Louis-Dreyfus from Veep, don’t ya know!). This is my … Continue reading

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