Monthly Archives: June 2014

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 441

‘Put the what on?’ Episode #1 Recently I was at my American friend’s house and I asked if I could ‘put the kettle on’. Yes, this is a very British thing to do, naturally. Her husband looked up in shock. … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 440

Football/soccer USA There’s some crazy broad in the USA saying that soccer is BAD for you. Not guns, or sugar, or drink(drunk)-driving, but FOOTBALL. In the midst of the world’s World Cup joy, that even the USA are sharing (yes, … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 439

July 4th It’s nearly the 4th of July, which is that awkward day of the year for us Brits in the USA, when we smile and then lower our heads and hide somewhere and drink tea and pretend we get … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 438

Snake in a tree! Yesterday I saw something in the USA that I DEFINITELY would not see in the UK…..a gurt big snake in a tree! It was a whopper and the cheeky bugger had climbed up about 12 feet … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 437

Manhunt! Clarksville, where I live in Maryland, is not know for its crime rate. In fact, it’s pretty darn safe all said done! Well, then, let me tell you about the little bit of excitement that happened at approx. 5.14pm … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 436

The Expat Child Ever wondered what an expat child makes of all this living abroad in the USA stuff? This morning we are having breakfast on the deck in the sunshine. ‘It’s just like being on holiday,’ says I. ‘We … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 435

Today in the USA 1. It’s v v v v v hot. So hot, they cancelled the After-School Track and Field Event. Yes, it’s that hot. I have to keep remembering to talk in farenheit and not in celsius, so … Continue reading

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