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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 611

Desperate Housewife-y stuff As I am writing this blog there is a chap outside cutting my grass and pruning my bushes. Our landlord sorts this out for us, and I am thinking of having serious words with this landlord because … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 606

British taps and lights. Sigh! Americans call them faucets, we call them taps. That we know. There are also, dear friends, differences in the way these things function in the USA from the way they do in back home and … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 601

The UPS Delivery Man This is possibly the most Desperate Housewife-y blog post I will ever write 🙂 This week I’ve been taking delivery at home of several items for a TV slot on WBAL-TV on Sunday to promote Earth … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 600

Expat bubble I recently read this article about the ‘expat bubble’. It’s a weird thing being an expat, between cultures. My expat life is made up of three social parts: the expat bubble that comes with my husband’s job and … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 570

Basketball courts It has been pointed out to me that American basketball courts are, if looked upon at the correct angle, mildly amusing. Snigger like school children if you will. 🙂 The Real Desperate Housewives of Howard County It’s been … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 567

Swearing in a British accent Some American friends I have actually ASK me to swear because they like the sound of it in my British accent. One even said to me that they think it’s funny how everything sounds more … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 554

Daytime TV for the UK Desperate Housewife USA Well, it’s a talk show – Dr Oz – that I made it on to, not Days of our Lives or The Young and the Restless, which will be my next mission! … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 527

Living in the ‘Columbubble’ I don’t know who coined this phrase for our little part of Desperate Housewife suburban America, but Columbia is a bubble and shall henceforth be forever more known as ‘Columbubble’. I attribute this clever name to … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 516

Expat life realities Let’s be honest – expat life can sometimes be hard. It’s not all a bed of roses over a cocktail in the afternoon. Sometimes you get lonely; sometimes it’s hard to meet people and make friends; sometimes … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 488

Happiness USA stylie I’m pretty happy in the USA, thanks very much! With a relatively high standard of living, Americans generally are happier than those in other countries around the world. According to a United Nations analysis of national sentiment, … Continue reading

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