Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 420

Georgie and Poppy – Brits in the USA

Brits in the USA. Most of us are pretty ‘normal’, I’d say, unless you count Prince Harry when he comes on over to Vegas and does his thing, or celebs when they do their celeb thing.

But these two are not normal (okay, they’re not real, either), and as such hilarity will ensure in Almost Royal, which is BBC AMERICA’s first original comedy-reality series. It’s the tale of two young British aristocrats on their first trip around the United States, interacting with real-life Americans.

Georgie (Ed Gamble) and Poppy Carlton (Amy Hoggart) are heirs to Caunty Manor, a large country estate in Norfolk, England, where they have enjoyed privileged lives as distant descendants of the British Royal Family. ‘They have agreed to have a camera crew follow them on an unofficial royal tour of the USA.’

Almost Royal!

Almost Royal!

Auntie Beeb-America says: ‘While also commemorating their late father, Lord Carlton, the road trip will provide the sheltered siblings with an opportunity to spread their wings and experience life across the pond. Georgie and Poppy have never worked a day in their lives, driven themselves anywhere or solved any problem more complex than telling their butler to tell their cook what they want for lunch.’

‘Georgie Carlton is the most affable man one could meet. He’s using the trip around America as a way to become more “manly” in order to take on the responsibilities of Caunty Manor and live up to his Father’s legacy. Poppy Carlton is looking forward to raising her profile on the trip around America. She has high hopes of finding fame as a pop star/actor/author/lifestyle guru/cookery presenter. Poppy has all of the self-delusion required to find fame without having a scrap of talent.’

The show will premiere Saturday, June 21 and I cannot wait!

See here for a teaser!

British/American wedding

Yes, Americans and Brits are marrying each other, proving that Anglo (groom) – American (bride) relations and alive and well, and thriving! And last week, I witnessed another happy wedding bringing our two countries together. Hoorah!

Being in Baltimore, of course there was reference to the War of 1812, which, I confess, we Brits knew bugger all about before arriving here in Maryland.

Kevin and Wendy unite! Picture by Ben Spires:

Kevin and Wendy unite!
Picture by Ben Spires:

The bride also had put together a list of British sayings that her now-husband uses and which she continues to find amusing.

Here are some of them…

British: Lie-in = American: Sleep in
British: Lorry = American: Semi-truck (with a long ‘i’ to read as ‘sem-eye’)
British: Buck’s Fizz = American: Mimosa
British: Candy Floss = American: Cotton Candy
British: Single ticket = American: One way ticket (for both of them!)
British: To grill = American: To broil
British: Marquee = American: Event tent
British: To table it = American: To address it
British: Swimming costume = American: Swimsuit or bathing suit
British: Frist floor = American: Second floor
British: Flannel = American: Wash cloth


UK Mum plate

My British friend got this number plate / registration plate, or whatever it’s called, for Mothers’ Day. 🙂

British ma driving her car :)

British ma driving her car 🙂

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2 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 420

  1. Expat Mum says:

    Oooh, I like that licence plate thingy.

  2. Pat and Pam says:

    I wonder if I can get Almost Royal over here in the UK. Looks like great fun!

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