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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 417

Expats through the decades Being an expat, I’m a little bit fascinated by the whole experience. It has an impact on you physically and emotionally, there is no doubt about it, and the psychological aspect of it intrigues me. I … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 381

American optimism / British stiff upper lip….. Recently there was a chat by British expats and others via the Twitter hashtag #mindthechat (from BBC America) about American optimism and British negativity, for which we are renowned and quite aware (almost … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 353

Happy Gram I received an email today from school asking if I want to send a Happy Gram. A what? I know not what this is, but it has the word ‘happy’ in, so sure, I’ll take a look. ‘A … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 256

Parenting in the USA I have come to believe, since living out here, that the UK and USA parenting style are v v v v v different. (For some people, that is – we have met some parents who parent … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 220

American TV shows….and how they influenced my view of America A recent article by Ruth Margolis, who writes for the BBC America site Mind the Gap, touched on American TV shows, where she stated (I am guessing with her tongue … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 210

Halloween Candy It’s August isn’t it? Still summer, correct? Not in the commercial world….it’s still 60 something days until Halloween, but already the candy adorns the shelves. A Brit in the USA has written about her views on Halloween in … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 185

USA vs UK parenting Oooh, this could potentially be a very explosive minefield, since nearly every comment about parenting anywhere at anytime raises hackles…. But, hey ho! It’s a cultural thing, and therefore something that is part of living out … Continue reading

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