Herself and Her Family
Kidding Herself is (nominally) written by Herself, an-eight-year-old girl, and is a child’s guide to going out in and around Moscow, Russia. Occasionally she also visits the UK and writes about that.
Herself moved to Moscow with her British Mama, her Russian Papa and her AngloRusski Big Brother in the summer of 2015 and is currently experiencing the joys of the Russian education system. She’s just started her second year of school, and yes, she did rock up with a large white hair bow bigger than her head and a giant bunch of flowers on 1st September.
When not at school, Herself finds herself being taken about a lot by a Mama who thinks that wandering around an art gallery with two kids in tow is an excellent way to stave off the boredom of childcare.
Sometimes Herself also gets to visit somewhere a bit more child friendly too. Usually this involves animals because Herself’s AngloRusski Big Brother likes animals. Any animals. All animals. He is not interested in anything that isn’t about animals.
Herself likes horses, horses, her scooter, horses, dragons, horses, drawing, dragons, getting her own way, those many many endless clips of inexplicably adult people opening toys on YouTube, cats, dragons, YouTube videos of young women playing Minecraft, Minecraft, and horses. Her ambition is to be a YouTuber, which is currently frustrated by her Mama’s refusal to put any pictures of her on the Internet whatsoever.
She dislikes water for the purposes of actually getting clean, but absolutely adores getting wet with all her clothes on.
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Many of our posts have links at the end to articles from the (Earth Edition of) the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. We have no commercial connection to this writing website, started by science fiction author Douglas Adams. Mama just happens to have spent a lot of time hanging out there over the years, likes the place, and thinks the articles are interesting, with some tenuous connection to whatever we are writing about.
Unless otherwise stated, all the experiences described have been undertaken at the pestering of the kids or the whimsy of Mama and Papa and at our own expense.
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