Category Archives: American customs

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 630

Happy 4th July It seems apt that my final blog post here in the USA on this blog happens on the eve of 4th July. You know, the day before the day back in history when the Brits got walloped … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 629

Things about the USA that I won’t miss and things that America should adopt from the UK or just get rid of America, USA, The U.S, Uncle Sam – I loves ya, you know I do, but having been here … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 628

UK vs USA: the final list! This is a tongue-in-cheek summary over a couple of blog posts about what I love about America, or what gets my British back up, and what I think it should adopt from the UK … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 625

Twirly-wirly padlocks Let me tell you a little story about me and the twirly-wirly American padlock. Every Friday I work at a gym that has a locked cabinet that contains the stereo. Every Friday I have to do the combination on … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 623

The American Yard Sale Well, Yard Sale’s aren’t just a thing here – they are A Thing! Like A Big Thing. I think I underestimated what A Big Thing they are in Americaland. Holy wow, there are some sure-fired yard … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 620

In America we call this…. My American friends love hearing all the different words we use for various things. You know, like ‘pavement’ and ‘mobile phone’. However, recently I met a chap who loved to tease my Britishness in the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 617

Rain, rain UK stylie When it rains in Americaland, like it is doing today for a change (it’s been sweltering this past week!), people do say to me ‘it must be just like being back in England’. Yes, I can … Continue reading

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