Monthly Archives: January 2015

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 561

Expat lives in the USA There are a lot of us Brits out in the USA, all living and working and homemaking in different places. I get a lot of expats contact me through the blog, which is awesome. We … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 560

Back in the USA So, I’ve had 10 days in the UK. It was a strange experience being back. It’s almost like I’ve been having a love affair for nearly three years with a glamorous, crazy, amusing and confusing, challenging and … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 559

The Cadbury’s Creme Egg Diplomatic Issue I think America and England are going to break up over an egg. But it’s not any old egg; it’s the iconic Cadbury’s Creme Egg wot we ate when we wos kids in England. … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 558

Letter boxes UK stylie When the weather is as gawd-awful as it currently is in Maryland, USA I miss one thing very much: my UK letterbox that is in my door. It’s a very American First World problem that I … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 557

Cards Against Humanity Last night I played my virgin game of Cards Against Humanity. This American game is the crack of after-dinner card games. I am addicted after just one session. So, what is this? Cards Against Humanity is a … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 556

British art in DC Ever wondered what Americans make of the word ‘rubber’ really?! My British chum, Caroline McCatty is an amazing artist here in the DC area and recently gave a talk to a group of American artists called ‘When is … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 555

‘In the Club’ There’s a radio commercial I keep hearing at the moment for a wholesale store called Sam’s Club and it makes me chortle every time because the British meaning of the phrase that they keep repeating is interpreted … Continue reading

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