Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 461

American ‘schools’

I get very confused when Americans say, for example: ‘My girlfriend is at school’, especially when those Americans are in their 20s and 30s, because then I have to remind myself that when they say ‘school’ they actually mean ‘university’ and not that their girlfriend is a ‘minor’ and in high school, cos that would be slightly wrong, and plus I’m not sure that’s legal, even in Alabama.

Howard County State Fair

Ah, a county fair or state fair, the epitome of Americana. Bring on the corn dogs, the deep fried Oreos, the cows for Best in Show, the parades, the line dancing and the Demolition Derbys (we ‘darby’, you say ‘durby’ πŸ˜‰ ).

State fairs look like this :)

State fairs look like this πŸ™‚



Best in show!

Best in show!

The summer’s almost over

Yep, it flies by, even if the school holidays seem to go on foreverrrrrrrrr.

Ten days still school starts, and that means shelling out hundreds of dollars on classroom necessities like markers and erasers and folders. I don’t know if this happens back home in the UK, but it’s quite the thing over here. I’m all for recycling, so some of those pens that Harry’s classroom will receive may only last for a few pictures πŸ˜‰

Two years down

We’ve been in the USA for two years this week. Boy, it’s flown by!

Here are a few links to some of my favourite memories and blog posts over the past two years.


The Kettle Blog

The Going Out for Ice Cream Blog

The Miami Blog

Bringing up my British boy in the USA blog

Bacon Festivals and American/British accents Blog

The American Driving Blog


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3 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 461

  1. Julia says:

    The Howard County Fair is not a state fair. It is, as it’s name reflects, a county fair.
    The Maryland State Fair held in Lutherville-Timonium is the state fair. Very different things.

  2. Pat and Pam says:

    Hi — thought you would like to know that AMAZEBALLS is being added to the Oxford Dictionary Online. (Although whether it will make the printed dictionary is not yet known.) I heard it on the news on BBC Breakfast this morning and thought you would love to know this! Here is the link:

    Amazeballs! Your fan

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