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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 630

Happy 4th July It seems apt that my final blog post here in the USA on this blog happens on the eve of 4th July. You know, the day before the day back in history when the Brits got walloped … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 628

UK vs USA: the final list! This is a tongue-in-cheek summary over a couple of blog posts about what I love about America, or what gets my British back up, and what I think it should adopt from the UK … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 626

Discovering Maryland My heart sinks a little when I realise how much more there is to┬ádiscover still in this little East Coast paradise that is Maryland. The wineries, the beaches, the hiking trails, the coast line, and so much more … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 624

Canada vacation So, I think I’ve been to Canada three times before in my life, because in the 1970s half of my family decided to emigrate there. My mother took my brother and I on a six week East to … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 623

The American Yard Sale Well, Yard Sale’s aren’t just a thing here – they are A Thing! Like A Big Thing. I think I underestimated what A Big Thing they are in Americaland. Holy wow, there are some sure-fired yard … Continue reading

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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 620

In America we call this…. My American friends love hearing all the different words we use for various things. You know, like ‘pavement’ and ‘mobile phone’. However, recently I met a chap who loved to tease my Britishness in the … Continue reading

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