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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 621

The school tie Oh lordy, I’ve found out that young Mr McGill definitely does have to wear a school tie to his new junior school in Englandland. This is going to severely test my parenting skills. My question is this: … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 565

My American friend’s commentary on the USA This week in the USA it’s been a busy news week (depending on how you view news). An American friend of mine seemed slightly overwhelmed and exasperated by his own country and asked … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 504

American school date This week I went into Harry’s USA school to read my children’s book ‘The Adventures of Gumdrop Rally‘ to his class. You can find my book here. (And top marks to the folks who buy it on … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 503

Confusion about undertaking! In my last post I ranted about ‘undertaking’ on the USA roads. Some people thought I was talking about funeral homes (WTF?!), or they thought undertaking was just like overtaking. Mais non! Undertaking is this: To overtake a vehicle … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 483

Math/Legos I know where the ‘s’ in Maths has gone in America – they put it at the end of Legos! Back to school parties We don’t have such things as Back to school parties in the UK. But here … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 470

Mooching USA stylie The other day I wrote a blog post about living in America as a Brit and I used the term ‘mooching’, as in I was going to mooch around the new Whole Foods supermarket that has been … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 461

American ‘schools’ I get very confused when Americans say, for example: ‘My girlfriend is at school’, especially when those Americans are in their 20s and 30s, because then I have to remind myself that when they say ‘school’ they actually … Continue reading

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