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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 551

America’s love affair with Downton Abbey I’ve been invited tonight to a Downton Abbey party. I’m not sure what to wear – do I go for the downstairs maid’s uniform or totally upscale it with a Lady Mary ensemble? Will … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 487

Whirlwind weekend Despite the Desperate Housewife having bronchitis (I know, sob sob!) there are still events to attend and people to see and photo opps to be had. Let’s not forget that it’s 10 1/2 months till we depart Uncle … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 439

July 4th It’s nearly the 4th of July, which is that awkward day of the year for us Brits in the USA, when we smile and then lower our heads and hide somewhere and drink tea and pretend we get … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 407

Cool American friends A British friend noticed that I had an American friend on Facebook with the surname ‘Kanicki’ ‘That’s just cool,’ she said. ‘Cos of the Grease dude.’ It’s true, that is a very cool name for a friend. … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 391

Mommy Dearest My name has changed. There is no longer a ‘u’ in my name, but an ‘o’ instead. Yes, this does break my British-mummy heart, particularly when I am told he was corrected at school by his peers and … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 245

American Stereotypes So my Brit chum Toni has written this piece busting American stereotypes. We’re all guilty of it, aren’t we? We’re guilty of it on the Brits too in our own communities, but let’s face it, we all have … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 215

Diversity in the USA I’ve said before that one of the reasons I like living in Howard County is because of the diversity of the people here. One of Jim Rouse’s goals when he ‘made’ Columbia was to achieve a … Continue reading

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