Tag Archives: Washington DC

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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