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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 450

Don’t sing Happy Birthday in a restaurant in the USA Yeah, you know the song. That Happy Birthday one we all sing. Apparently, though, if you’re in a restaurant over here you better not sing it! What? You can’t sing … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 449

The Mystery Van This RV camper thing below will be our home in California for a few nights next week. I am searching for public conveniences on the map πŸ™‚ . Rest assured, we will also be staying in hotels … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 448

Gobsmacked There was this little story on a Washington radio station yesterday involving British boy band One Direction, all about how this British girl, who couldn’t talk, was blown a kiss by member Harry Styles and then, apparently, she could … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 422

Bringing up my British boy in the USA I wrote a guest post this week about the funny little things my son, age 6, says as he tries to get his head round stuff in the USA. He says some … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 408

Happy St George’s Day! Many Englishers ( πŸ˜‰ ) in America are celebrating ‘English’ day today. That’s because it’s St George’s Day, who is our patron saint. Sadly, the celebrations aren’t up to St Patrick’s Day style (British reserve, perhaps?!), … 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 405

USA stuff πŸ˜‰ Okay, so I debated about putting this in the blog, but it’s been amusing me for some time and so it has to go in. Gents, you might not want to deal with this issue, so feel … 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 389

Life in La-La Land In the summer I am heading out to LA, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I am fascinated by the place, its celebrity culture, weather, lifestyle and differences from where I live. Owing to the … 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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