Category Archives: expat

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 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 624

Canada vacation So, I think I’ve been to Canada three times before in my life, because in the 1970s half of my family decided to emigrate there. My mother took my brother and I on a six week East to … Continue reading

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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 619

A Brit’s Midnight Musings on the American Dream It’s been so interesting to read everyone’s comments on the American Dream from my previous blog this week. I am so very curious about it. It fascinates me muchly since I never … Continue reading

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