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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 487

Whirlwind weekend Despite the Desperate Housewife having bronchitis (I know, sob sob!) there are still events to attend and people to see and photo opps to be had. Let’s not forget that it’s 10 1/2 months till we depart Uncle … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 411

Those American kids! Ah, how American kids (teenagers) make me smile. Having toured various American high schools with the Shakespeare show I was involved in I have experienced American teenagers firsthand and they sure have enthusiasm and attitude. Being the … 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 405

USA stuff πŸ˜‰ Okay, so I debated about putting this in the blog, but it’s been amusing me for some time and so it has to go in. Gents, you might not want to deal with this issue, so feel … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 396

Earls and Dukes So, as you know, I am performing in a Shakespeare play in America-land. Last night the director was discussing the role of Paris and likened him to an Earl in the English class system. ‘Claire,’ he asked … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 395

My British accent I’ve not been overly conscious of my British accent in the USA before now. In groups of Americans, I just chat and that is that. Sometimes, when I make a call, I feel like letting the person … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 300

300 posts! Wow, that’s A LOT of writing! Hooooorah and smashing and super and brillopads and amazeballs and awesome and yeah and wowsers for me! Blog reading at Barnes and Noble Well, crowds flocked in for the reading! Not really! … 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 184

Biker Beach Bar in the Caribbean…. Actually, read that as Biker Beach Bar in Glen Burnie, MD, just 30 minutes from Columbia. But holy smokes, it sure felt like the Caribbean, and there’s proof: Seriously, I loved this place – … Continue reading

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