I’m a stay-at-home mum, managing the little lives of my four sons, aged 8, 6, 3 and 1 years old. I’m British, my husband is Greek-Kenyan and we live in Hong Kong. That makes for some very mixed-up children.

We joke that our little expat brats will make us rich some day when they form a highly successful pop group. We suspect their popularity will be based on good looks, rather than any musical talent. We’re happy with that.

This blog explores our daily family life, and shows how it’s never too early to start moulding your children to fit the shape of your dreams. After all, isn’t that why we had them???

36 thoughts on “About

  1. Awww. How cute. We went overseas when our boys were one and three. They are now in their twenties! One teaches in Kuwait, the other lives in Vancouver. Found your blog via, ” Dear Oprah.”

    • Thanks for dropping by, Shelley. I can’t imagine having sons in their twenties (but it will come). I bet your boys gained so much from the nomadic expat lifestyle.

      Please drop by again (or follow).

    • Thank you, thank you…
      [nervously shuffles though note cards in her hand] I hardly know where to begin… But above all, I’d like to thank my Boy Band, for being such great material; the Roadie, for all the technical support; WordPress, without whom none of this would be possible; Pepperidge Farm, for fuelling me with Goldfish crackers; Kris Jenner, for setting such a stellar example for Momagers/Mumagers everywhere…
      [cue music] No, no! I haven’t finished! I haven’t thanked my parents… my hamster, Snuffles…
      [louder music drowns out shrieks of protest as Boy Band Mumager is forcibly evicted from the stage]

  2. Mumager – It’s all gone quiet from you. Are you in an Australian jail with your charming children? Anyway, get posting.
    I hadn’t read your ‘about’ page before. This makes things even funnier. I thought my kids’ mix of Irish/English/French made for some eccentric traits but you’ve taken it that bit further.
    Dust off that keyboard, tie up the children and start typing.

    • Thanks, Fran. I know I’ve been slack. But I was packing for the week of fun in Australia. Then we had a 24-hr turnaround in Hong Kong, before getting on a flight to South Africa for a week.
      Well, that was the plan.
      We are about 12 hours in to the 24hr turnaround and I have broken my toe while packing the suitcase (I know, it’s a hazardous occupation), and now I have to have a general anaesthetic and a pin put in my toe. Yikes!
      So, South Africa is delayed for a further day…
      I think there’s a post in there somewhere. 😉

      • Bloody hell!!!
        I’d laugh (ok, I actually did laugh and said, ‘you wally’ but then remembered my very own act of wally-ness – see yesterday’s post).
        Jesus that must have hurt like a toe stubb x 2 gazillion.
        Get better.
        Just post this exchange. Blog material it is.
        Get better (again).

  3. Hiya! It’s me, Mother Hen… just letting you know I have nominated you for a string of 3 awards (you may already have some of them, I don’t know) – feel free to accept any or all of them (or not) – it’s up to you, really. I have included links to your blog from my post in any case. I totally understand if you are too busy/overwhelmed/bored/can’t be bothered to share the love forward, but I figure cross-promotion and the possibility of new traffic to your site can’t be a bad thing in any case. But if you don’t want to, that’s perfectly fine… no offense taken, and I surely hope none given!

    Here’s the link… have fun! http://motherhendiaries.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/you-mean-people-actually-read-this-stuff/

    Mother Hen

  4. Hey, am following the trail from Mother Hen Diaries, and have already fallen in love with your blog. 😀

  5. Just stopping by to say that I followed your link over from my place and can’t wait to get to reading! What an adventure life is! I have three boys, all grown, so I am sure I will be able to relate! I’m looking forward to getting to know you! 🙂 ~~Jules the New Follower

  6. Great when the zombies attack we will have entertainment in our cave, since you have your owb personal boy band in the making. However it may prove to be difficult for you to reach me, Hong Kong is pretty far from Virginia

  7. Absolutely brilliant! I feel like a super-fan, prepared to crush themselves against the barriers lest they should be plucked from the crowd by the band. Your writing is a joy.
    I hope as Mumager you’re teaching them important lessons in commission from income and taking a 25% cut of all pocket money and birthday cash.

    • Thank you for the compliments. And the idea of taking my cut now is a good one – currently I only make them pay ‘the Mummy Tax’ (ie, I get to take a lick of their ice cream or steal their Halloween sweets), but it’s time to get serious. Let me get those contracts drawn up.

  8. Oh, just wanted to say thanks for the follow and tell you how much I’m enjoying your blog. It seems to be becoming something of an addiction very quickly! Very much looking forward to getting to know you in your role of Mumager through your blog!

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