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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 604

Explaining my blog title This weekend a local chap approached me at a festival. He’d seen me at some blog parties in Howard County and a few political events. He found the title of my blog confusing. ‘So you’re a desperate … 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 568

Accents in The Wire As a Brit in the USA, I am fascinated by how fascinating my accent is to Americans. ‘Say this word and this one and this one!’ they cry (often British swear words appeal to a certain … 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 553

Honest expat interview I wrote this interview last year in November. It’s interesting to read it again as I hit the ‘7 months till I go home mark’. Some of the things that stand out to me about how my … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 354

This ad is the dog’s b*llocks! Well, I trawled through the Superbowl commercials from Sunday and I liked the Doritos one, because it was cute, and I don’t get what all the fuss is about the Coca-Cola one. Some folks … Continue reading

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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

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