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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 628

UK vs USA: the final list! This is a tongue-in-cheek summary over a couple of blog posts about what I love about America, or what gets my British back up, and what I think it should adopt from the UK … Continue reading

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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 563

British stuff wot I spotted in the UK These are some of the things that amused me and that charmed me whilst I was in the UK. Just take a look at the gallery πŸ™‚ Expat Austin Mum Here is … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 510

See ya Halloween Well, that’s it. Halloween is over. Next up: Thanksgiving. It feels like from Halloween to New Year it’s just a bunch of partying and eating in America-land! I have decided that everyone should really dress up as … 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 508

Today in America I realised that I can’t get used to calling ‘kitchen roll‘ paper towel. I learned that whilst we Brits call this thing -1 ‘minus 1’, Americans call it ‘negative 1’. I learned that American Fall can be … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 507

Explaining The Sun’s Page 3 to Americans I can’t really remember how this conversation came about, but when you start explaining (not condoning, just explaining) The Sun’s Page 3 to Americans, which lands on a soft-porn daily basis on the … Continue reading

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