Monthly Archives: April 2014

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 411

Those American kids! Ah, how American kids (teenagers) make me smile. Having toured various American high schools with the Shakespeare show I was involved in I have experienced American teenagers firsthand and they sure have enthusiasm and attitude. Being the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 410

Gun(g)-ho I asked some questions about using guns in their homes to a group of American men this afternoon at a BBQ. The subject both fascinates and repels me, probably because it is so alien. What I asked…. 1. Do … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 409

Bacon festivals, USA stylie Do we have festivals dedicated to bacon in the UK? Not that I am aware of. Our British ode to bacon is performed on a Saturday or Sunday morning with the obligatory fry up, if that’s … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 408

Happy St George’s Day! Many Englishers ( 😉 ) in America are celebrating ‘English’ day today. That’s because it’s St George’s Day, who is our patron saint. Sadly, the celebrations aren’t up to St Patrick’s Day style (British reserve, perhaps?!), … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 407

Cool American friends A British friend noticed that I had an American friend on Facebook with the surname ‘Kanicki’ ‘That’s just cool,’ she said. ‘Cos of the Grease dude.’ It’s true, that is a very cool name for a friend. … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 406

USA questions of the week ‘Do you celebrate Easter in England?’ I was asked this question yesterday. I nodded. And then I turned around and giggled. ‘Why don’t people walk much round here?’ Where I live not many people go … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 405

USA stuff 😉 Okay, so I debated about putting this in the blog, but it’s been amusing me for some time and so it has to go in. Gents, you might not want to deal with this issue, so feel … Continue reading

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