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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 597

Orange and purple are the new black in Maryland The other day I wore an orange top here in the USA. If you wear an orange top in Maryland people immediately assume you’re doing it to support the Orioles baseball … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 591

Eatery bucket list As well as a travel bucket list, we have an eatery bucket list to complete before we go back to the UK, and I have to say it’s not all great food, but such is the way of … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 590

The expat child The expat child can have a confusing time. For example, you live/are from England, but you currently live in America. As this map, drawn my very own expat child shows… He is tremendously patriotic! Whenever I say … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 588

American foods I’ve never even heard of/never want to eat… I still have some foods on my American bucket list. Grits – check (gross); gumbo – check (love); S’mores – check (gross). Like, I’ve never had a PB&J (Peanut Butter … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 585

UK culture in USA schools – talent show time! Harry’s school is holding a ‘cultural talent show’ whereby the children are encouraged to ‘demonstrate a talent reflective of your culture’ and ‘take to the fashion show ramp while modeling your … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 584

USA is THE place! As I prepare to depart Uncle Sam’s shores, I hear that the USA is becoming the most desirable to move to from the UK.  Apparently almost half of UK residents admit they would not miss the over-crowding … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 583

St Patrick’s Day USA stylie There is much greenness in the land of America today as everyone jumps on board the St Patrick’s Day bandwagon. Pictorial evidence from some of my American crew (you may need shades)…… All this happens in … Continue reading

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