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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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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 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 568

Accents in The Wire As a Brit in the USA, I am fascinated by how fascinating my accent is to Americans. ‘Say this word and this one and this one!’ they cry (often British swear words appeal to a certain … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 566

The White House West Wing Visit Well, scrub it off the bucket list! We visited The White House. And jolly nice and white it was too 🙂 . If I tell how we got in there I would have to … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 561

Expat lives in the USA There are a lot of us Brits out in the USA, all living and working and homemaking in different places. I get a lot of expats contact me through the blog, which is awesome. We … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 560

Back in the USA So, I’ve had 10 days in the UK. It was a strange experience being back. It’s almost like I’ve been having a love affair for nearly three years with a glamorous, crazy, amusing and confusing, challenging and … Continue reading

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