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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 523

Baltimore crime/ English city crime I’ve been reading up a lot on the differences and similarities between crime in Baltimore and crime in London and Manchester via top Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton. When The Wire got popular in the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 522

Baltimore City Police Ride-Along I can’t say too much about my ride-along cos of the confidentiality with the Homicide Department whom I rode along with last night, but I can say this: 1. It is like The Wire in areas … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 425

Cock up Apparently, Americans don’t use the phrase ‘cock up’. When I say it, I think they are shocked that I just used the word ‘cock’ randomly in a sentence. As if I would! πŸ˜‰ (Cock up = another word … 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 344

Cheerio Martin O’Malley Hot totty of Maryland, the one and only Governor Martin O’Malley, is giving his last ‘State of the State’ address today. I’m guessing he’ll mention Baltimore a lot. He perhaps won’t mention how The Wire’s Mayor Carcetti … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 336

Brits subtitled My British friend here in the USA mentioned that she sat down to watch the telly last night and (don’t judge her for this) there was a programme on called Party On on the E! Channel. Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 318

Sometimes it still feels like I’m abroad It does sometimes feel like that, even after 16 months. I can’t explain it (okay, I will give it a try….) Sometimes I have a ‘moment’ and go to myself ‘ooh, look at … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 315

SNOW! Oh yes, snow is on its way – in fact, we’ve been issued a snow storm weather warning for Howard County, so I’ve cancelled plans for going out (sorry Josie!), since as I remember from last time it snowed … 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 πŸ˜‰ When I told my friend this she told me … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 220

American TV shows….and how they influenced my view of America A recent article by Ruth Margolis, who writes for the BBC America site Mind the Gap, touched on American TV shows, where she stated (I am guessing with her tongue … Continue reading

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