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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 419

Today in America This: Oh. My. Gawdness. This: I caused a traffic jam on the 32 in Howard County rescuing three groundhogs sat in the middle of the road. One went off in the other direction and I thought I … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 418

The heat is on I don’t really have much to say about life in America except that it is now V HOT AND STICKY. Hoorah! πŸ™‚ Snogging/making out This is true fact: USA folk: you make out. We Brits ‘snog’. … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 380

Tales of America The wonder and beauty of the Interweb is that I am able to connect with Brits and Americans all over the place. Obviously, since I live in America, it is most excellent that they are based in … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 375

Cheeky buggers! Oooh, my American chums are being right cheeky buggers, messing with my head. I used a phrase today ‘get cracking’ (as in, ‘Yes, I will get cracking with that’ – to start doing something quickly) and I asked … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 365

Two nations divided by a common language George Bernard Shaw was correct when he said/wrote that line. (Some think it was Oscar Wilde who said it, and as much as I love that dude, I’m pretty convinced it was GBS.) … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 332

Damn, it’s cold! Right, so it’s going to get very cold in the USA. Like super cold. Like freezing your wotsits off cold. Like don’t even think about reaching for the Daisy Dukes cold. Apparently some of the coldest air … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 260

Girl Scout Cookie time It’s Girl Scout Cookie time! Yeah! During this season you cannot go round to someone’s house who has a daughter without being knobbled to buy some, because chances are she is in the girl scouts and … Continue reading

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