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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 566

The White House West Wing Visit Well, scrub it off the bucket list! We visited The White House. And jolly nice and white it was too πŸ™‚ . If I tell how we got in there I would have to … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 562

Take out boxes/bags USA vs UK I love the American take out boxes in restaurants. It means you don’t have to eat all your dinner in one go – save it for lunch = economical! Nothing is wasted! You can … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 501

Rennfest The Renaissance Festival: medieval merriment like only the Americans know how. Do we have this sort of thing in the UK, they ask. Not really, unless you count a few Forest of Dean folk pretending to make blankets out … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 429

Horseback riding You know, in the USA, these lovely Americans call riding a horse ‘horseback riding’. I mentioned this to an American friend, who was driving me and some Brits around DC. ‘We just call it horse riding,’ said I. … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 307

Thanksgiving! Wooohooo! Today is a day off and we are supposed to be eating and drinking and giving thanks. And then tomorrow is Black Friday and we are supposed to be shopping. (Except I won’t be doing that.) Anyhoo, there … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 288

Veterans’ Day / Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day These days are the same but different in the USA and the UK…. Today is Veterans’ Day in the USA. Across the nation, Americans are commemorating the service and sacrifice of military … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 243

Kid President I was not fully aware of the Kid President in the USA until my friend Tom mentioned him yesterday on his blog. So, he’s like a mini Obama giving out advice and positive statements. He is the self-proclaimed … Continue reading

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