Category Archives: expats

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 595

Cadbury vs Hershey Let it be known that I ADORE Cadbury’s chocolate and all British chocolate, so it was with a heavy heart that, since were in the neigbourhood, on a wet day where else should we go than Hershey … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 593

Pennsylvania roadtrip So, the intention of this roadtrip was to get to different areas of PA from those more Amish influenced areas that we’d been to before. The aim was to take in Philly and some of the surrounding towns … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 592

Howard County celebrity Col. Gateway So, where I live there is a road called Columbia Gateway Drive but on the road signs for it, it is written like this: And so this local dude has fashioned himself as ‘Col. Gateway’ … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 590

The expat child The expat child can have a confusing time. For example, you live/are from England, but you currently live in America. As this map, drawn my very own expat child shows… He is tremendously patriotic! Whenever I say … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 588

American foods I’ve never even heard of/never want to eat… I still have some foods on my American bucket list. Grits – check (gross); gumbo – check (love); S’mores – check (gross). Like, I’ve never had a PB&J (Peanut Butter … 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 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 584

USA is THE place! As I prepare to depart Uncle Sam’s shores, I hear that the USA is becoming the most desirable to move to from the UK.  Apparently almost half of UK residents admit they would not miss the over-crowding … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 582

Expat Musings Well, less then five months to go in the USA, folks. The bucket list is in full swing and it’s hard not to focus on making things happen in the UK for our return. My latest interview with Your … 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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