Monthly Archives: June 2014

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 434

Going out for ice-cream I don’t think in the UK I’ve ever been ‘out for ice-cream’. But I was watching an American programme recently where the family treated themselves to a trip out for ice-cream and I regarded this as … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 433

Two American firsts 1. Costco After my blog about not having been to various stores in the USA after two years here, some folk were in shock and had to be taken to hospital with heart palpitations. Actually, that’s a … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 432

The World Cup Yes, it’s football time. Whether one lives in the UK or the USA, if one has an other-half whose life revolves around and is totally consumed by football, then you can pretty much rule out the next … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 431

Tan not brown I’m all sun-kissed from sunbathing, I’m not gonna lie! It’s interesting in the USA that when someone comments on that they say ‘You’re so tan’ and in the UK we say ‘You’re so brown’. If we did … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 430

Things Americans speak of that I do not know about Fact: I have not been to several of the shops and restaurants that Americans talk of. Why? Well, the truth is that I don’t really want to spend my time … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 429

Horseback riding You know, in the USA, these lovely Americans call riding a horse ‘horseback riding’. I mentioned this to an American friend, who was driving me and some Brits around DC. ‘We just call it horse riding,’ said I. … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 428

Miami Miami. Whilst I was there this past weekend I thought this a lot: This is a place as far removed in demeanour and character from the town where my parents live in the UK as you could possibly find. … Continue reading

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