Monthly Archives: March 2014

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 394

Austin, Texas I like to think I’m a little quirky, dress a little differently and wotnot. But in Austin, I felt pretty normal and, shock horror, conservative. Austin stood out because of its eccentricities, and very proud of them the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 393

British Pub I forgot to mention the British pub in San Antonio in the last blog chapter. There it was on the riverwalk, complete with British bulldog, post box and….girls in short skirts and knee-high socks and black boots. For … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 392

Texas: San Antonio, Gruene and Austin Before going to the State of Texas, I’m not ashamed to admit that these things sprung to mind: – Dallas and JR – Jerry Hall – Cowboys – Steak – Rednecks – Waco and … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 391

Mommy Dearest My name has changed. There is no longer a ‘u’ in my name, but an ‘o’ instead. Yes, this does break my British-mummy heart, particularly when I am told he was corrected at school by his peers and … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 390

The Wall at the Mall When the shooting happened at Columbia Mall in January the news went international. Friends and family in the UK were very aware of it through news coverage in the UK, as it happened and for … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 389

Life in La-La Land In the summer I am heading out to LA, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I am fascinated by the place, its celebrity culture, weather, lifestyle and differences from where I live. Owing to the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 388

America-ca-ca I feel the need to clarify why I call America ‘America-ca-ca’, and it’s not because I think it’s crap or dirty. You see, Urban Dictionary states that ‘ca-ca’ is a term meaning ‘fecal matter’ used by Hispanics to deter … Continue reading

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