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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 489

Friday night lights On the bucket list was a desire to attend a high school football game and watch the marching band geek it up with their trombones and aubergine slacks, see cheerleaders flick flack, high kick and shake their … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 399

My So-Called Teenage Life in the USA I am a bit fascinated about what it must be like to be a teenager in the USA. Why? Because, quite simply, I grew up as a teenager in the UK and I … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 397

Knowing me, knowing you – aha! America is missing something, and that thing is most excellent and needs to enjoyed. That thing is Alan Partridge, aka Steve Coogan. America knows him for Philomena, but we Brits knew him a long … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 358

USA basketball is messing with my head! So, yesterday I encountered American basketball for the first time (Washington Wizards vs the Sacramento Kings). I’d seen the Harlem Globtrotters before (see here for a reminder of THAT experience!), but this was … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 309

Back to college? Whilst I am here in the USA I really, really want to find out more about what college (university) life is like. Look, I’ve watched enough crappy TV shows and movies (yes, I am totally basing this … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 216

Cheerleaders suspended for hazing I confess that I did not know what ‘hazing’ was when I read this cheerleading story on CBS. I asked my husband. ‘Do you know what hazing is?’ ‘Yes,’ he replied. ‘It’s when people do initiation … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 212

A glimpse of USA schooling The best things about walking to school in the USA is (hold on, we walk? – yes, WE WALK!!!)…anyway, the best thing, for me, is personality spotting in the groups of kids as they head … Continue reading

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