Monthly Archives: February 2014

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 370

Being sick or poorly….. I am confused about whether I am sick or ill or poorly in America. I’ve been right old ‘poorly’, as we would say in the UK. But in the USA – or is it just this … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 369

Arizona Well, I’ve been following this Arizona nonsense about discriminating against same-sex couples. And, at last, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a controversial bill that would have allowed businesses in the state to deny service to gays and lesbians if … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 368

Liberty Insurance Man This man was dressed as the Statue of Liberty today in the cold. He was promoting Liberty Insurance on the side of the road. Just made me laugh. I don’t think we’d get this kind of thing … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 367

Little British kid Poor little Harry is struggling a little with some areas of American reasoning. Like being told off for saying ‘Darn it’ at the child care place he goes to. Apparently when they told him off he responded … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 366

Spelling dilemma So, Harry had to write down the book he likes to read most of all in the ‘class book’ to share with his friends as part of his homework on Friday. Simple, right? Not when the sentence includes … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 365

Two nations divided by a common language George Bernard Shaw was correct when he said/wrote that line. (Some think it was Oscar Wilde who said it, and as much as I love that dude, I’m pretty convinced it was GBS.) … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 364

Walgreens, you make me happy when skies are grey/gray… The Walgreens where I live, in Columbia, is a very happy place. It is very American to me – in a good way. The music, what’s on the shelves, the people … Continue reading

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