Category Archives: American customs

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 614

A Desperate Desperate Housewife in Washington This morning I got up at 515am to go down to DC to appear on the Good Morning Washington show, presenting a segment about insomnia and all the fabulous new products out there to … Continue reading

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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 a 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 598

Cherry Blossom, DC In three years this is the first time we’ve headed down to DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival, which is a big thing. And the finest Spring day you can imagine with a load of very happy … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 597

Orange and purple are the new black in Maryland The other day I wore an orange top here in the USA. If you wear an orange top in Maryland people immediately assume you’re doing it to support the Orioles baseball … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 596

The Streets of Philadelphia So, when I think of Philly, my mind immediately turns to 80s movies such as Rocky and Trading Places, where the 80s struggling economy made an impact and the streets were grey and filled with homeless … Continue reading

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