Monthly Archives: August 2014

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 473

CHiPs! OMG, I totes forgot to tell a California roadtrip story from July. It went like this, as we were coming out of Santa Barbara to Carmel. Husband: ‘Look at all those signs saying that the California Highway Patrol are … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 472

A blog post dedicated to all the ‘Randy’ men There are a lot of men called ‘Randy’ in the USA. I don’t think there are many men at all called ‘Randy’ in the UK. This is probably due to the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 471

Knives in America This is not a post about stabbings in the USA. Oh no, this is a post about superstitions about knives in the USA! In many places in the United States it is considered bad luck to hand … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 470

Mooching USA stylie The other day I wrote a blog post about living in America as a Brit and I used the term ‘mooching’, as in I was going to mooch around the new Whole Foods supermarket that has been … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 469

Back with the Amish One of the places in the USA that made an impression on me the first time I visited it was Lancaster, PA and the Amish country. I wanted to go again to feel its surrealness and … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 468

Black cats in the USA So, in the UK, we consider it lucky if a black cat crosses your path. My days are generally very, very lucky because I have two black cats and they cross my path all the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 467

The final New Orleans chapter The Cocktail Tour I’d like to be able to tell you the fascinating history of each cocktail we encountered on the tour of the finer drinking establishments in New Orleans, but to be brutally honest, … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 466

New Orleans The food, the music and the eclectic culture! The Food If there is a shrimp, lobster, fish, gumbo wotnot and stuff like that on EVERY menu, you can pretty much guarantee that I am sold on a place. … Continue reading

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Let’s talk New Orleans! When I flew back from Louisiana’s little French/Creole/Spanish swampy party kooky culture-fest last night I felt like I was heading back to Maryland from a completely different country. New Orleans, whilst it might be described as … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 464

How to say New Orleans Right, before we get started on the New Orleans blog, let’s get it straight about how to pronounce this place. I, being a Brit, have called it plain and simple ‘New Or-leens’. But, my chums … Continue reading

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