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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 450

Don’t sing Happy Birthday in a restaurant in the USA Yeah, you know the song. That Happy Birthday one we all sing. Apparently, though, if you’re in a restaurant over here you better not sing it! What? You canโ€™t sing … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 416

The Happy Nomad Girl There’s someone I met once (read as ‘waved to’ when travelling back from Charleston), whose life and choices I admire. I admire her for having guts, taking opportunities and for realising her own non-conformist American Dream. … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 410

Gun(g)-ho I asked some questions about using guns in their homes to a group of American men this afternoon at a BBQ. The subject both fascinates and repels me, probably because it is so alien. What I asked…. 1. Do … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 368

Liberty Insurance Man This man was dressed as the Statue of Liberty today in the cold. He was promoting Liberty Insurance on the side of the road. Just made me laugh. I don’t think we’d get this kind of thing … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 293

If Thanksgiving had been about pizza….. I endured a movie last night called ‘Free Birds’. It’s a kids’ cartoon and it was all about what would happen if Thanksgiving had not involved turkeys. So did they succeed in freeing the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 287

Shootings in Baltimore This kind of stuff makes me sad to read, especially when I’ve spent the weekend away telling everyone how super brill Baltimore is… ‘Baltimore police say one man was killed in a double shooting in southwest Baltimore. … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 239

Going shootin’ Tomorrow I’m going shootin’. Yes I am. I’m heading to a shooting range following an invitation from a police guy and his girlfriend who read my blog. Apparently, this is their new toy.* I’m a little bit on … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 226

Cop ride along and shooting Yeeehah! I got me a police ride along and shooting practice lined up. Totally bricking it and looking forward to it at the same time ๐Ÿ˜‰ When I told my friend this she told me … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 225

A Cup of Sugar When I moved in to this neighbourhood I asked for only one thing. That was for my neighbours to bring me round a basket of muffins or a cup of sugar. This did not happen, and … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 100

Chapter 100 I always thought I would use Chapter 100 to do something special – maybe write about 100 things that have amused, bemused or confused me about America……. Instead of ‘special’, I am using Chapter 100 to do something … Continue reading

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