Monthly Archives: October 2014

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 502

Undertaking, USA style I’ve mentioned before how I love driving on the roads in the USA because they are [mostly] big and open and it takes less time to get to places than it does in the UK, because of … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 501

Rennfest The Renaissance Festival: medieval merriment like only the Americans know how. Do we have this sort of thing in the UK, they ask. Not really, unless you count a few Forest of Dean folk pretending to make blankets out … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 500

Politico stuff Someone the other day asked me why I get involved and support the American politico stuff when I can’t vote. I said to them, that whilst I can’t raise a dolphin, I can do stuff to support it … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 499

The Importance of an Accent This is a story which was told to me whilst sitting in Holding on the set of the TV show VEEP by one of the other extras and I wanted him to share it with … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 498

Got or Gotten Today I heard Harry say ‘gotten’ for the first time. I’ll confess, this verb conjugation messes up my English ears. Sorry, American chumbalies, I can’t help it. It’s already a past participle. Sigh. My garage My American … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 497

Political frenzy in Maryland! There’s a slight frenzy in the air at the moment in Howard County, Maryland, as people are gearing up for the elections…..4 November is the big day! As well as attending pretend-politics VEEP fundraisers, I have … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 496

American accents – blurred lines! I keep getting comments about my TV news appearance from folks in the UK saying I sound really American! What???!!! I donned my best British accent for that piece! I suspect there are a few … Continue reading

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