Monthly Archives: April 2015

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 606

British taps and lights. Sigh! Americans call them faucets, we call them taps. That we know. There are also, dear friends, differences in the way these things function in the USA from the way they do in back home and … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 605

USA prom etiquette It’s a good job I am not out here in the USA as a 17 or 18 year old, cos, quite frankly, I would most likely be ejected from the Senior Prom. Fact. Take a look at … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 604

Explaining my blog title This weekend aΒ local chap approached me at a festival. He’d seen me at some blog parties in Howard County and a few political events. He found the title of my blog confusing. ‘So you’re a desperate … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 603

Baltimore I’m a big fan and advocate of the city of Baltimore, so it’s sad to see all the stuff going on there at the moment in light of the Freddie Gray incident. I’ve grown very, very fond of Baltimore … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 602

Promoting Earth Day So, I got asked by a fancy PR company in NYC to do some promotion of Earth Day and making the home more green and sustainable for Earth Day on 22 April. Of course, I said ‘yes’! … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 601

The UPS Delivery Man This is possibly the most Desperate Housewife-y blog post I will ever write πŸ™‚ This week I’ve been taking delivery at home of several items for a TV slot on WBAL-TV on Sunday to promote Earth … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 600

Expat bubble I recently read this article about the ‘expat bubble’. It’s a weird thing being an expat, between cultures. My expat life is made up of three social parts: the expat bubble that comes with my husband’s job and … Continue reading

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