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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  • A letter to my grandmother 3 weeks ago Dear Nana,yesterday lunchtime we got the call that you had passed on.It wasn't unexpected and yet, it was.  You'd beaten the odds a number of times to reach one hundred and four; in your fifties when you had a cancerous kidney removed; in your sixties when you had a double mastectomy after the...
  • Still learning how to parent... 4 months ago Boy #1 is growing up.  Getting taller, broader, etc etc.  So when I picked him up from the sports camp he's been at for the last couple of days, red-faced and a bit sweaty, I suggested that he might want to take a shower when we got home.To my relief, (because let's be honest, boys don't always...
  • Of mice and AI 4 months 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. 5 months 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... 5 months 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...

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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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