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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 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 592

Howard County celebrity Col. Gateway So, where I live there is a road called Columbia Gateway Drive but on the road signs for it, it is written like this: And so this local dude has fashioned himself as ‘Col. Gateway’ … 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 560

Back in the USA So, I’ve had 10 days in the UK.Β It was a strange experience being back. It’s almost like I’ve been having a love affair for nearly three years with a glamorous, crazy, amusing and confusing, challenging and … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 559

The Cadbury’s Creme Egg Diplomatic Issue I think America and England are going to break up over an egg. But it’s not any old egg; it’s the iconic Cadbury’s Creme Egg wot we ate when we wos kids in England. … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 544

What are these ‘Biscuits and Gravy’ that you speak of? My British sister-in-law appears to be quite repelled by the American ‘delicacy’ that is ‘Biscuits and Gravy’. ‘Do Americans eat biscuits and gravy together?’ she asked, aghast. To be fair, … Continue reading

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