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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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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 587

Babyshowers USA Babyshowers are a very USA thing, much like Halloween celebrations, and I like it when America does these sorts of things. They just do it better than our attempts in the UK. That is a UKDesperateHousewifeUSA fact, like … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 586

Spring Maryland style Well, first day of Spring here on the East Coast looks like this: It sucks. Big time. Why I’m slightly partial to the USA An American friend yesterday gave an excellent description of the differences between the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 580

Things I still don’t understand about America Oh America, I love you and weird ways! But…. there are things I still don’t understand and I get all confuddled 😦 Like these three things that have been confusing me this week: … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 579

Saying things in the English accent I still don’t mind if Americans want me to talk to them just so they can get off on my accent. That’s cool with me. I guess it could be considered that I am … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 577

Make ’em laugh, British dude! Back in September I met this British guy in NYC and we drank Bellini’s, as is the way in NYC, and talked about all things American vs British. Such fun! Then I decided to interview … Continue reading

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