Tag Archives: BBC America

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 525

Thanksgiving dinner Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s another celebration in America-land and one that is sort of treated more importantly than any other holiday. For a start, people are given two days off  at Thanksgiving (most people – not those … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 509

Pumpkin carving This is a big deal in America. I shan’t show you my poor effort. It’s just sad. I won’t be entering any competitions, put it that way. But look at these! Amazeballs! Reflections on the UK, part 3 … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 480

British put downs A recent reader of my Desperate English Housewife in Washington Facebook page asked me ‘Why do the Brits either hate Americans or continually make fun of them? Is that just part of their “charm”?’ I replied: ‘Good … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 420

Georgie and Poppy – Brits in the USA Brits in the USA. Most of us are pretty ‘normal’, I’d say, unless you count Prince Harry when he comes on over to Vegas and does his thing, or celebs when they … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 381

American optimism / British stiff upper lip….. Recently there was a chat by British expats and others via the Twitter hashtag #mindthechat (from BBC America) about American optimism and British negativity, for which we are renowned and quite aware (almost … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 364

Walgreens, you make me happy when skies are grey/gray… The Walgreens where I live, in Columbia, is a very happy place. It is very American to me – in a good way. The music, what’s on the shelves, the people … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 281

Remember, remember the 5th of November What am I harping on about, American folk? Well, the Brit thing called Guy Fawkes Night/Bonfire Night/5 November. What’s that all about then? It’s about burning the effigy of a man on top of … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 220

American TV shows….and how they influenced my view of America A recent article by Ruth Margolis, who writes for the BBC America site Mind the Gap, touched on American TV shows, where she stated (I am guessing with her tongue … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 208

Interpreting the Confederate flag On my journeys so far I have not crossed paths much with the Confederate flag. My young, ignorant British viewings of the flag came from, yes, you guessed it The Dukes of Hazzard and those naughty … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 185

USA vs UK parenting Oooh, this could potentially be a very explosive minefield, since nearly every comment about parenting anywhere at anytime raises hackles…. But, hey ho! It’s a cultural thing, and therefore something that is part of living out … Continue reading

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