Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 343

My poem about the Winter Storm, Janus

We are in the grip of a snow storm, and it’s doing me ‘ead in!

So, confined to the house yesterday, I wrote this very poem….

Dear Janus, you can kiss my an*s.
Please bugger off so I can go back to work;
Baking cakes and making play-doh is driving me beserk.
I can’t wear Daisy Dukes in the snow
So I just eat Nutella on the couch, don’t ya know.
And, whilst you look lovely and pristine,
You’re messing with my plans, if you know what I mean.
So, winter storm of doom named Janus,
I don’t care if your polar vortex is rather famous;
Just get out of town and leave us alone –
Cos I can’t get out the front door and I’m stuck here at home 😦

The snow is driving me craaaazy!

The snow is driving me craaaazy!

Today the high is -11 degrees C. Flippin’ freezing!

How people stumble across my blog…

I’m always fascinated by how people stumble across my blog. These are some of my favourite search terms recently that people have put in to Google and then, by chance, found my blog….

‘porn american disperate housewife’ (sic)
‘upper class america’
‘housewives on ft bragg’
‘i could care less how you feel’
‘housewife underwear’
‘naked British lady’


Buy Downton tea

Yes, Dowtown Abbey fans – you buy Downton tea. Tea with Lady Mary on, tea with Lord Grantham on. You choose – English Rose or Breakfast Blend 😉 Go on, America – get all with the Crawleys!

That must be right, proper tea that.

That must be right, proper tea that.

Lost in the Pond post

I love words, and I love the English language. Being over here, I am also learning to appreciate the American-English language. Top blog site Lost in the Pond is all about the differences between our language styles, so I got my ‘two cents’ in and wrote about the things that I’ve adapted in my own language use since I’ve been in the States.
Happy reading!



How to address the Queen

I got a lovely email from an American asking me how to address the Queen when you write to her. I replied that it would be to ‘Her Majesty the Queen’, but I had to double check.

Her Maj!

Her Maj!

FYI, these are the guidelines from Buckingham Palace….

‘You can write to Her Majesty at the following address:
Her Majesty The Queen
Buckingham Palace
London SW1A 1AA

If you wish to write a formal letter, you can open with ‘Madam’ and close the letter with the form ‘I have the honour to be, Madam, Your Majesty’s humble and obedient servant’.

This traditional approach is by no means obligatory. You should feel free to write in whatever style you feel comfortable.’

Alright then, love, how’s it going or such like, then 😉

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5 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 343

  1. Kevin Inghram says:

    Phil and I were at Macy’s the other day and they have Downton Abbey jewelry! You can sip Downton tea while wearing your Downton brooch

  2. Andy says:

    Making a bid to be the next poet laureate I see 😉

  3. Pat and Pam says:

    Read your “Lost in the Pond” post — great job. Awesome!

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