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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 265

Being a tourist Yep, it’s time to be a tourist in full swing. So, hello Universal Studios and Florida sunshine, and goodbye rain and Maryland for a while. This is the ultimate ‘being-a-tourist-in-America’ thing, along with Disney. And so, tourism … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 208

Interpreting the Confederate flag On my journeys so far I have not crossed paths much with the Confederate flag. My young, ignorant British viewings of the flag came from, yes, you guessed it The Dukes of Hazzard and those naughty … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 129

Amused, bemused, confused…. 1. Cabs…what cabs? It is soooooooooooooooo hard to get cabs here in Howard County. I shall never, ever again bemoan the UK’s public transport system, because at least you can get from town to town or city … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 102

Summer evenings John Travolta and old Olivia were right – ‘those suuuuuummmm-er-eh niigggggghhhttts’ are a blast! I’ve realised the thing I love most of all about this 94 degree weather we are having in Maryland is the warm evenings – … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 86

‘As the actress said to the bishop….’ vs ‘That’s what she said…..’ versus So, if you know me well, or even if you’ve only met me for half an hour, you will know I have a penchant for innuendo. How … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 85

Rock the blog party! So, I’m guessing many people are asking, what on earth is a blog party? Valid question – I asked myself the same thing. Many of us may be guilty of perceiving bloggers as geeks (okay, some … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 84

Sparkles and Spurs: An evening in the stacks I write this now, feeling a little jaded, and it’s all because of margheritas. They are really rather nice, aren’t they?! So what on earth was this Sparkles and Spurs event? Well, … Continue reading

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