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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 574

For the love of real estate Today I’ve been discussing with my American chums the difference between a UK sestate agent and a USA real estate agent. It appears that the USA ‘realtor’ develops a relationship with the people who are … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 540

The English Dialect Coach I love talking in my British/English accent in America – it’s been a useful tool. So useful that I am due to be the dialect coach for Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s upcoming production of The Importance of … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 510

See ya Halloween Well, that’s it. Halloween is over. Next up: Thanksgiving. It feels like from Halloween to New Year it’s just a bunch of partying and eating in America-land! I have decided that everyone should really dress up as … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 429

Horseback riding You know, in the USA, these lovely Americans call riding a horse ‘horseback riding’. I mentioned this to an American friend, who was driving me and some Brits around DC. ‘We just call it horse riding,’ said I. … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 422

Bringing up my British boy in the USA I wrote a guest post this week about the funny little things my son, age 6, says as he tries to get his head round stuff in the USA. He says some … 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 342

Expert expat Apparently, I am classed as an expert expat – well, whaddya know!? An opinionated expat, maybe…. Anyway, these guys asked me, along with some other expats, for some expat advice on getting along in your host country, money … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 306

The American Tooth Fairy So, the American Tooth Fairy had to make an appearance for the first time last night. But it did not happen. Why? Because we stumbled at the American gold coin bit. And believe me, we were … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 242

Views of DC Washington DC – it’s picturesque, non? Especially from the top of Arlington Cemetery. The graveyard itself was mind-blowingly massive. You can’t help but be blown away by the sheer scale of it, and the importance of the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 228

DC Metro I had not yet experienced the DC Metro until this Sunday. The event itself was pretty, well, pretty uneventful. But I wanted to get a sense of the Metro. Of course, on Sunday, you don’t really get a … Continue reading

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