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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 565

My American friend’s commentary on the USA This week in the USA it’s been a busy news week (depending on how you view news). An American friend of mine seemed slightly overwhelmed and exasperated by his own country and asked … Continue reading

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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 550

Tennessee! I was very excited to get to Tennessee, not only because I love the way it’s spelled, but because I wished to be fascinated by its ‘Southerness’. And I was not disappointed… These are my Tennessee observations 🙂 1. The … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 524

Fox 45 News Morning Show This morning I got up at ridiculous-o’clock to get to Fox 45 studios in Baltimore to promote ‘gifts for moms’ with the upcoming ‘holiday season’ in my ‘lifestyle expert’ guise. This is what it looked … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 509

Pumpkin carving This is a big deal in America. I shan’t show you my poor effort. It’s just sad. I won’t be entering any competitions, put it that way. But look at these! Amazeballs! Reflections on the UK, part 3 … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 338

Time for tea? With the recent Downton Abbey frenzy, everyone in America-land is going ga-ga for some proper tea. (Well, not everyone, but you get the gist.) I’m going to be honest – I don’t really drink what one might … Continue reading

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