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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 629

Things about the USA that I won’t miss and things that America should adopt from the UK or just get rid of America, USA, The U.S, Uncle Sam – I loves ya, you know I do, but having been here … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 626

Discovering Maryland My heart sinks a little when I realise how much more there is to discover still in this little East Coast paradise that is Maryland. The wineries, the beaches, the hiking trails, the coast line, and so much more … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 625

Twirly-wirly padlocks Let me tell you a little story about me and the twirly-wirly American padlock. Every Friday I work at a gym that has a locked cabinet that contains the stereo. Every Friday I have to do the combination on … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 621

The school tie Oh lordy, I’ve found out that young Mr McGill definitely does have to wear a school tie to his new junior school in Englandland. This is going to severely test my parenting skills. My question is this: … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 617

Rain, rain UK stylie When it rains in Americaland, like it is doing today for a change (it’s been sweltering this past week!), people do say to me ‘it must be just like being back in England’. Yes, I can … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 615

Bye Bye Blog Party Well, folks, it’s back to afternoon teas, going ‘to the loo’, driving on the left and making innuendos without having to a) apologise or b) explain them as I depart the wonderful haven that is Howard … Continue reading

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