The Potty Diaries

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The Potty Diaries
I hope you enjoy these extremely subjective anecdotes on being a stay-at-home mum transplanted to Moscow and still coming to terms with not also being a career woman.
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  • Of mice and AI 4 days ago I just spotted something small, brown and furry emerging from under one of the kitchen cabinets.  Now, I've been here before.  I have form in this area, but not for some time now have I had the fun of dealing with unwanted household visitors.  As I sit here typing my feet are on high alert (who...
  • Eight Reasons to Suspect Your Chosen Holiday Destination is Middle Class. 3 weeks ago 1)  Every second child playing Wholesome Outdoor Games on the beach is called Saskia, Lolly, Sophia, Algie, or Fred.2) Red shorts, red trousers.  Everywhere. 3)  It appears to be a legal requirement to have a dog, to the extent that you begin to wonder if there is a check-point at the edge of...
  • That thing when... 1 month ago ... you click on your child's school Twitter feed, hoping to see a picture of them enjoying themselves on their week away doing Wholesome Outdoor Activities, but knowing it's something of a fool's errand because previous experience has shown that they are clearly working on their camera avoidance...
  • Breaking out of stasis 2 months ago Tick, tick, tick...I think the world might be trying to tell me something.  On facebook this last week I've been assailed with suggestions that I might like to look at posts featuring activities for Empty Nesters.  Has someone told them both my children are away on activity weeks with their...
  • Just do it... (writing as therapy) 3 months ago I've always been a firm believer in the truism that 'A writer writes'.  Except, I've not been doing very much of that recently - either here on the blog or elsewhere - which begs the question; am I still a writer? I'm not sure.Life has got in the way recently.  It's drained the energy from me;...

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Expat Mum
19:39 PM December 04, 2012

Potty has a unique way of combining tourist and expat information with tales of everyday family life in Moscow. Her writing is entertaining and funny one day, informative the next, and every so often profound and soul-baring. I never know what she's going to post about but it's always a gem!

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