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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 544

What are these ‘Biscuits and Gravy’ that you speak of? My British sister-in-law appears to be quite repelled by the American ‘delicacy’ that is ‘Biscuits and Gravy’. ‘Do Americans eat biscuits and gravy together?’ she asked, aghast. To be fair, … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 408

Happy St George’s Day! Many Englishers ( πŸ˜‰ ) in America are celebrating ‘English’ day today. That’s because it’s St George’s Day, who is our patron saint. Sadly, the celebrations aren’t up to St Patrick’s Day style (British reserve, perhaps?!), … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 359

What happens when a bunch of British women in the USA get together…..? Tea! Scones! McVities Digestives! Millionaire’s Shortbread! That’s what happens! I met up with a group of British ladies this week, all of whom have been in the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 168

Things I learned about America today 1. Cars with a white flag, bag or towel hanging from a closed window…I’ve seen a few of these recently. Cars that are parked up on the side of a highway or freeway and … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 159

Cheesecake food porn Cheesecake in the USA is not cheesecake as we know it in the UK. This is American cheesecake, from the Cheesecake Factory (this place tops the list for calorie content and basic ‘food porn’): This is the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 74

Tea confusion I need to clear up a confusion about mealtimes, please America. In the UK mealtime references are based on your class or age, I think. I am not totally sure about this, but this is how I see … Continue reading

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