Tag Archives: civil war

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

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 506

Dates USA style Oh, I can’t do this month/day/year thing that Americans do. I can’t. It just feels muddled in my British head. Harry has been taught at school to write the date this way, and when I told him … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 302

Thanksgiving in the UK Yes, folks, it has happened. Apparently the UK is ‘doing’ Thanksgiving. This is the report that came back to me direct from the UK yesterday. I don’t get it! Thanksgiving is about American history; it’s not … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 275

Tea and us Brits πŸ™‚ Before we begin the next installment about South Carolina, here is something I need to share with you. It’s about being British and the phenomenon that is tea. I am currently having a cuppa (okay, … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 274

Charleston, baby Here’s part 2 of the South Carolina roadtrip! Charleston. One word? Classy. I liked it, mucho. We arrived on the Friday and there were a lot of ladies lunching (and drinking champers) in fine restaurants. You see? Just … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 273

Going down south So, got yer feet up, have ya? This is the Charleston, South, Myrtle Beach, Halloween blog, Part 1. It’s a little bit history, little bit people-watching, little bit crazy celebrations. Visit to South Carolina You know, I … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 249

South East DC Today I headed out at 6am to a training in DC. I hadn’t been to South East DC before. The advice we get as Brits here is that if we find ourselves in this area, just head … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 227

Gettysburg I don’t know enough about the Civil War, as I’ve said before, apart from that which I’ve gleaned from movies and TV series. So a trip to Gettysburg was what was needed to rectify that. I’ll be honest, I … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 207

The Pirate Captain I forgot to write about the Chesapeake Pirate Adventure Experience in Annapolis. Sure, it was great to go out on a boat during a lovely day and be on the sea and all that, but this is … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments