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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 629

Things about the USA that I wonโ€™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.ย 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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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 532

A slice of Americana Yesterday was the County Council installation ceremony for Howard County, which is more jazzy and funky than it sounds, because this is American politics, innit. The UK equivalent might be held in an Abbey or a … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 377

Global Living Magazine Hoorah! I got a piece about my USA expat life in Global Living Magazine, which is the ‘ultimate global lifestyle magazine and resource for expats worldwide’. Brillopads! I am, as we Brits say, dead chuffed. ๐Ÿ™‚ You … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 356

Howard County: Living Life to the Fullest, by Me Folks, I’m doing all sorts in the lovely County of Howard, where I live. And I love it. I’m living it up! What do I to pass the time….? Well (deep … Continue reading

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