Category Archives: British customs

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 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 … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 558

Letter boxes UK stylie When the weather is as gawd-awful as it currently is in Maryland, USA I miss one thing very much: my UK letterbox that is in my door. It’s a very American First World problem that I … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 555

‘In the Club’ There’s a radio commercial I keep hearing at the moment for a wholesale store called Sam’s Club and it makes me chortle every time because the British meaning of the phrase that they keep repeating is interpreted … Continue reading

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