Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 515

British flag in the USA

I only found out a few weeks ago that if you’re a Brit in the USA and you fancy flying the Union Flag outside your house, like many do, you’ve kind of got to fly it with a Stars and Stripes flag next to it out of respect and wotnot.

Like this:


But….on a walk the other day, I spotted this house! CONTROVERSY ALERT! 😉

Who lives in a house like this one?!

Who lives in a house like this one?!

So, being an inquisitive personage, I’m so going to knock on the door because I need to know the Brits who live there (how do I not know them – I know most Brits who live in this area!!), and then I need to ask them if they know about the ‘rules’ for flying the Union Flag in the USA…..

Readers, I shall solve the mystery and report back!


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5 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 515

  1. Sally says:

    I used to have a Union Jack sticker on my mail box, does that count ? Should I have has a Stars and Stripes one too?? I only had it there so that I knew which was our house!!

  2. Sally says:

    Phew wouldn’t want to upset anyone. I’ll be able to sleep tonight 😉

  3. We had a very nice Australian family living on our street years ago who used to fly the Australian flag (sans American flag…gasp). I didn’t know them well and never could quite figure out if I could (or should) approach them with this issue without causing a problem. I never did and in the end, they moved away.

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