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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  • Bribery and Corruption, Potski Mansions-Style 1 week ago It's Spring Break here for all of 1 glorious week.  I know - not long enough, but I try to console myself with the longer summer holidays we get in recompense.  Doesn't work, but I do try...Unlike many of the families at the Boys' school (if I see one more fb posting showing pristine beaches or...
  • Please hold, caller... 1 week ago ... the person you are calling knows you are waiting.I'm fed up with the Blogger inhouse spam captcha*, so am currently trying to import a widget that will do the same job but without forcing commenters to read and retype incomprehensible strings of numbers and letters. In the long term this should...
  • Who says we have to act our age? 2 weeks ago I have just been indulging myself - to the delighted embarrassment of my older son - in a spot of chair dancing to this... One of the things about getting older is that people stop thinking you want to kick over the traces, let alone that you actually will.  Or maybe that's just one of the...
  • How to tell your car was WAY overdue a wash... 3 weeks ago Moscow is a mucky city.  Not in the sense of being covered in litter - it isn't, it's admirably tidy - but as far as the dirt is concerned.  The authorities try to keep a handle on it, they really do, with fleets of orange trucks travelling in convey along the streets and spraying water to keep...
  • Today's definition of 'Irony' 1 month ago It was a beautiful day, today.  The sun was shining and not in Moscow's usual 'bright blue but minus 5degreesC' March kind of way, but in an 'Oh my god it's still March, but it's +18degC and I am TOTALLY wearing the wrong shoes to drop the kids off at school' kind of way.So I hotfooted it (quite...

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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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