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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 630

Happy 4th July It seems apt that my final blog post here in the USA on this blog happens on the eve of 4th July. You know, the day before the day back in history when the Brits got walloped … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 623

The American Yard Sale Well, Yard Sale’s aren’t just a thing here – they are A Thing! Like A Big Thing. I think I underestimated what A Big Thing they are in Americaland. Holy wow, there are some sure-fired yard … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 610

Brit gals in the Bahamas, part 4 Three Teeth Tony and Snorkelling Lovely cheery chappy on the beach, Three Teeth Tony (not his actual name), was drumming up some business and us Brit gals looked like likely candidates for a … 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 604

Explaining my blog title This weekend aย 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 603

Baltimore I’m a big fan and advocate of the city of Baltimore, so it’s sad to see all the stuff going on there at the moment in light of the Freddie Gray incident. I’ve grown very, very fond of Baltimore … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 599

UK houses vs USA houses I’ve been living in my USA house for nearly three years now. And it’s silly big. I don’t say this in a boastful way, I say it in an incredulous way. The houses in the … Continue reading

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