Monthly Archives: January 2015

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 551

America’s love affair with Downton Abbey I’ve been invited tonight to a Downton Abbey party. I’m not sure what to wear – do I go for the downstairs maid’s uniform or totally upscale it with a Lady Mary ensemble? Will … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 550

Tennessee! I was very excited to get to Tennessee, not only because I love the way it’s spelled, but because I wished to be fascinated by its ‘Southerness’. And I was not disappointed… These are my Tennessee observations 🙂 1. The … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 549

Plantation in the South FYI, none of this post is fun to read, but you might learn something 😉 Plantations are a part of USA history. The history of them is difficult to fully digest since they are based on … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 548

My love affair with Savannah I don’t think a city in the USA has had more of a profound impact on me than Savannah. Let me offer you a few quotes about Savannah from John Berendt’s excellent, dark and evocative … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 547

Really seeing the South I tend to view and compare most of the South through my cinematic experiences. For example, as we headed through Virginia to North Carolina I could almost hear the banjos playing as per Deliverance as we saw … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 546

Ham and eggs with The Lord in South Carolina On roadtrips we make it a mission NOT to eat in chain restaurants. That’s sometimes easier said than done when the road sides are adorned with signs indicating hundreds of McDonald’s, … Continue reading

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