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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 565

My American friend’s commentary on the USA This week in the USA it’s been a busy news week (depending on how you view news). An American friend of mine seemed slightly overwhelmed and exasperated by his own country and asked … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 559

The Cadbury’s Creme Egg Diplomatic Issue I think America and England are going to break up over an egg. But it’s not any old egg; it’s the iconic Cadbury’s Creme Egg wot we ate when we wos kids in England. … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 545

The Christmas Roadtrip ‘Down South’ Before we start at the beginning, we need to start at the end. The end happened yesterday and I declared that, whilst the trip had been brillopads, that was enough roadtripping for me for a … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 508

Today in America I realised that I can’t get used to calling ‘kitchen roll‘ paper towel. I learned that whilst we Brits call this thing -1 ‘minus 1’, Americans call it ‘negative 1’. I learned that American Fall can be … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 504

American school date This week I went into Harry’s USA school to read my children’s book ‘The Adventures of Gumdrop Rally‘ to his class. You can find my book here. (And top marks to the folks who buy it on … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 496

American accents – blurred lines! I keep getting comments about my TV news appearance from folks in the UK saying I sound really American! What???!!! I donned my best British accent for that piece! I suspect there are a few … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 395

My British accent I’ve not been overly conscious of my British accent in the USA before now. In groups of Americans, I just chat and that is that. Sometimes, when I make a call, I feel like letting the person … Continue reading

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