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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 622

My Americanisms The other day I emailed my British chum to ask for her ‘cell phone number’. How she must have laughed. ‘Of course, she means ‘mobile phone’, silly thing with her funny Americanisms,’ thought she. This will happen a … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 621

The school tie Oh lordy, I’ve found out that young Mr McGill definitely does have to wear a school tie to his new junior school in Englandland. This is going to severely test my parenting skills. My question is this: … 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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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 610

Brit gals in the Bahamas, part 4 Three Teeth Tony and Snorkelling Lovely cheery chappy on the beach, Three Teeth Tony (not his actual name), was drumming up some business and us Brit gals looked like likely candidates for a … 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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