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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 393

British Pub I forgot to mention the British pub in San Antonio in the last blog chapter. There it was on the riverwalk, complete with British bulldog, post box and….girls in short skirts and knee-high socks and black boots. For … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 392

Texas: San Antonio, Gruene and Austin Before going to the State of Texas, I’m not ashamed to admit that these things sprung to mind: – Dallas and JR – Jerry Hall – Cowboys – Steak – Rednecks – Waco and … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 381

American optimism / British stiff upper lip….. Recently there was a chat by British expats and others via the Twitter hashtag #mindthechat (from BBC America) about American optimism and British negativity, for which we are renowned and quite aware (almost … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 205

American aisle in Tesco! There’s an aisle in Tesco’s in the UK that has just American food! How exciting, trilled my friends back in the UK! But let’s take a closer look at these shelves stacked with American goodness…. Oh … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 178

Guns…. Oh, guns. This tweet was forwarded to me by an American friend today and it reads thus: Trying to explain our gun situation to people in other countries is like trying to explain Hitler to dogs. We Brits don’t … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 175

I love a cowboy I do. I love a cowboy, a cowboy show, shootout and all the cowboy paraphenalia. Cowboys are so….so American. They say: we’re strong and rugged individuals who don’t wince at pain and can move cattle and … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 144

Wrong side / right side of the road Every time (and I mean every time) I get in to the car and drive I do consciously still say to myself ‘drive on the right, drive on the right’. (Note, I … Continue reading

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