Monthly Archives: July 2014

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 450

Don’t sing Happy Birthday in a restaurant in the USA Yeah, you know the song. That Happy Birthday one we all sing. Apparently, though, if you’re in a restaurant over here you better not sing it! What? You can’t sing … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 449

The Mystery Van This RV camper thing below will be our home in California for a few nights next week. I am searching for public conveniences on the map 🙂 . Rest assured, we will also be staying in hotels … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 448

Gobsmacked There was this little story on a Washington radio station yesterday involving British boy band One Direction, all about how this British girl, who couldn’t talk, was blown a kiss by member Harry Styles and then, apparently, she could … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 447

Don’t park on the wrong side of the road Oooh, us Brits do get in wrong in America-land sometimes. Like parking. In the UK, if you spot a cheeky parking space on the opposite side of the road, there ain’t … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 446

State laws As I mentioned in my last blog, I get a little confuddled by state laws and how different they all are. In fact, someone mentioned to me only last week that America was just a big place with … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 445

Fireworks/guns In my state I can’t buy fireworks. Cos it’s illegal. But, if I want to, I can by a shotgun or a hunting rifle without getting fingerprinted and licensed. My friends who do buy fireworks for 4 July head … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 444

Things Brits miss There was a list published recently about things Brits in the USA miss. To be honest, I don’t miss that much from this list. BUT….there is one thing I really, really miss whilst I live in here … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 443

International Creative I think I’ll be taking the title ‘International Creative’ as my new job title after reading this 😉 Delighted to get an ‘Alice’ award 🙂 Shakespeare in America There is a thing about Shakespeare in America and it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 442

The Inside Lane Recently, I’ve thrown all British caution to the wind when driving, and thought to myself ‘sod it’, I’ll just over (under) take in the inside lane too, because when it boils down to it, I’ve also got … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments