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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 425

Cock up Apparently, Americans don’t use the phrase ‘cock up’. When I say it, I think they are shocked that I just used the word ‘cock’ randomly in a sentence. As if I would! πŸ˜‰ (Cock up = another word … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 421

East Coast Beaches I love a beach. Oooh, I do. I love the sun and the sea and the sand (actually, I don’t love the last one when it’s in my food and my bikini, but I like the IDEA … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 420

Georgie and Poppy – Brits in the USA Brits in the USA. Most of us are pretty ‘normal’, I’d say, unless you count Prince Harry when he comes on over to Vegas and does his thing, or celebs when they … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 419

Today in America This: Oh. My. Gawdness. This: I caused a traffic jam on the 32 in Howard County rescuing three groundhogs sat in the middle of the road. One went off in the other direction and I thought I … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 418

The heat is on I don’t really have much to say about life in America except that it is now V HOT AND STICKY. Hoorah! πŸ™‚ Snogging/making out This is true fact: USA folk: you make out. We Brits ‘snog’. … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 411

Those American kids! Ah, how American kids (teenagers) make me smile. Having toured various American high schools with the Shakespeare show I was involved in I have experienced American teenagers firsthand and they sure have enthusiasm and attitude. Being the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 409

Bacon festivals, USA stylie Do we have festivals dedicated to bacon in the UK? Not that I am aware of. Our British ode to bacon is performed on a Saturday or Sunday morning with the obligatory fry up, if that’s … Continue reading

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