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 cultural outfit’.

I’m really tempted to dress him as George Crawley from Downton Abbey and have him sipping tea as his talent, saying ‘Where are those damn servants? I need a refill!’ whilst pointing at the teapot, just to indulge the American penchant for Downton Abbey.

Cute as a button!

Cute as a button!

Thoughts welcome!

Other suggestions on this from Facebook have been:

Kevin the Teenager….

'I bloody hate you!'

‘I bloody hate you!’

Vyvyan Basterd from The Young Ones

I think I would be the only one laughing if this happened!

I think I would be the only one laughing if this happened!

I’m sure Harry will choose something far more conservative, but I can but dream about making an amusing final British statement at school…. so, maybe this…? #justwrong!

I might get a letter about the inappropriateness of dressing him up as a British redcoat from the American war of 1812!

I might get a letter about the inappropriateness of dressing him up as a British redcoat from the American war of 1812!

My virgin babyshower – a USA phenomenon

I’m off to my first USA babyshower this weekend. What will I make of it! It’s not just an USA phenomenon anymore, though – the UK has adopted this. But, much like Halloween, I suspect the Americans do it bigger and better, and with more bows, so I look forward to reporting back.

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One Response to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 585

  1. Cliff says:

    He could always go as Prince Charles – sitting in a chair with a pile of old calendars at his feet.

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