Tag Archives: Howard County

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 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 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 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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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 614

A Desperate Desperate Housewife in Washington This morning I got up at 515am to go down to DC to appear on the Good Morning Washington show, presenting a segment about insomnia and all the fabulous new products out there to … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 604

Explaining my blog title This weekend a 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 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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