Monthly Archives: March 2015

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 591

Eatery bucket list As well as a travel bucket list, we have an eatery bucket list to complete before we go back to the UK, and I have to say it’s not all great food, but such is the way of … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 590

The expat child The expat child can have a confusing time. For example, you live/are from England, but you currently live in America. As this map, drawn my very own expat child shows… He is tremendously patriotic! Whenever I say … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 589

Funny things I hear in the USA… I hear funny things like this, in the school playground to me…. ‘Oh you’re going back to England? What season is it there right now? Do they have the same seasons as the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 588

American foods I’ve never even heard of/never want to eat… I still have some foods on my American bucket list. Grits – check (gross); gumbo – check (love); S’mores – check (gross). Like, I’ve never had a PB&J (Peanut Butter … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 587

Babyshowers USA Babyshowers are a very USA thing, much like Halloween celebrations, and I like it when America does these sorts of things. They just do it better than our attempts in the UK. That is a UKDesperateHousewifeUSA fact, like … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 586

Spring Maryland style Well, first day of Spring here on the East Coast looks like this: It sucks. Big time. Why I’m slightly partial to the USA An American friend yesterday gave an excellent description of the differences between the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 585

UK culture in USA schools – talent show time! Harry’s school is holding a ‘cultural talent show’ whereby the children are encouraged to ‘demonstrate a talent reflective of your culture’ and ‘take to the fashion show ramp while modeling your … Continue reading

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