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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 551

America’s love affair with Downton Abbey I’ve been invited tonight to a Downton Abbey party. I’m not sure what to wear – do I go for the downstairs maid’s uniform or totally upscale it with a Lady Mary ensemble? Will … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 496

American accents – blurred lines! I keep getting comments about my TV news appearance from folks in the UK saying I sound really American! What???!!! I donned my best British accent for that piece! I suspect there are a few … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 477

My name American-stylie American woman to me: ‘What’s your name?’ ‘Claire.’ ‘How do you spell that?’ ‘C-L-A-I-R-E’ ‘Oh…Claire! That’s my middle name!’ ‘Oh ha ha! How do you say it then?’ ‘I say it Clay-air. I am from the South, … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 413

The American Dream The American Dream: what does that mean? I think it means achieving happiness and success and wotnot in all that you do, whether that’s working your arse off in a corporate company and making lots of money … 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 300

300 posts! Wow, that’s A LOT of writing! Hooooorah and smashing and super and brillopads and amazeballs and awesome and yeah and wowsers for me! Blog reading at Barnes and Noble Well, crowds flocked in for the reading! Not really! … 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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