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Have you read The Times this morning? If not, please do me a favour, go and read it. Do it for me.The paper version has more pictures if you can get it. Because guess who is the cover girl this Saturday? Yep, it is me. I am still in shock. I can’t believe it.  Thanks to my readers, look where I am!!! Guys, I love you!!! You ROCK!!!

Mind you, my daughters, whose picture is inside the magazine, are not that pleased. I suppose that you can’t please everybody, right? That’s also part of being a mum. What a start of the year! The thing is, there is so much more to say…Watch this space, some good news might arrive soon. thanks again for all your kind words. x

Muriel – A French Yummy Mummy In London
  • Anonymous

    Damn girl! Looking good but no need for the baguette.

    • It was for the french touch. I know, I know…

    • Bravo, Il love it ! As a long term French-Londoner, kids in the UK education system and family in France, I can only empathise with what you have learnt over the years. After 20 years, I am still learning … Thank you for making me smile. I am looking forward to your next article. Barbara

    • Thank you very much Barbara! I suppose that we will never be 100% British, right. That said, after 20 years I am sure that you are ahead of me. We need to talk…

  • Can’t believe it! I have a friend on the cover of The Times Magazine! Excellent picture of you. Congratulations – to the Times, of course, for choosing you.

    • Thank you, Penelope…frankly, I can’t believe it myself either…

  • Love you, so proud of you!!!

  • Well done, I love the red dress!

    • Than you! It is not the type of dresses I would have chosen but I have to admit that t looks great!

  • I can’t read it either 🙁 and they don’t sell the paper copy in Ireland

    • Be patient, young lady, I will find a way to get it to you!

  • Gorgeous!!

    • Thank you Brenda: believe it ot not, but a few readers said that I looked like Juliette Binoche…

  • That is so great! You look fantastic! Congrats!!

  • Daughters – pah! What do they know? And remind them that when they are mummies they can call the shots but right now they are not 🙂 Many congratulations and that photo is stunning.

    • Thank you so much. My younger one is very happy and wanted to do a show and tell for her class. She tried to cover the word ‘sex’ with typex and it all went pear-shaped from there. The teenage one is just angry with me (as usual…)

  • I enjoyed your article. Truth is, there is nothing that focuses the mind on national pros and cons quite as well as leaving the country – I know. Bonne Année.

    • This is true, Rob. I have to admit that I was very different when in France -a lot more judgmental! Bonnee annee to you too!

  • Fantastic, Muriel. Absolutely brilliant on all levels xxx

    • Thank you so much Deborah (How is the book going?). When do we catch up? x

  • Waow Awsome Muriel!! We don’t know each other but I am really happy for you! Hard work always pays off! Please send me a copy of the article at bonjour@mamangateau.com as I would love to read it.

    Cindy
    ww.mamangateau.com

    • Cindy, thank you for your kind words. It was hard work, but I have to say that i love writing. And when you do something you love well, it makes life much easier!

  • This is just so awesome!

  • Muriel, you’re a star! I’m sincerely happy for you, you definitely deserve this and I wish the success and the good news continue. 2014 is your year!

    • Thank you Laurence! Between you and me, it took me by surprise!

  • Fantastic! What a super start to the year. Who knows where you’ll go from here!

    • Sarah, I have absolutely no idea where this will take me…but I am enjoying the journey very much. After all, it is what matters, right?

  • Great, I know a star! I am so happy for you, Muriel, and from what I heard through the grapevine you are doing even better! Next stop: cover of The Rolling Stone!

    • Barbara, what I would really really like is a book deal. Keep everything crossed for me!

  • Hi Muriel, I just read the article and promptly forwarded it to my expat friends also living in Paris. It had me nodding my head, laughing out loud (or “LOL” as the kids say) and throwing my hands up in the air in exasperation at British men. I’m originally from the UK and have been living in Paris since 2009. I’ll most likely be raising my children in the French education system so it was fascinating to have a perspective of the reverse situation. Well done! I enjoyed it so much. Lou xx

    • Thank you so much! I am glad that you could relate to the article despite the fact that you were in France. I would also love to hear your thoughts about the French education…

  • Juste un mot : AMAZING Muriel. Sophie Bénard.

    • Merci Sophie! Comment vas-tu? As-tu reussi a lire l’article? Bonjour de Londres!

    • Seulement le debut…peux l envoyer par mail? Amicalement of Provence.

  • You look fabulous!!! A real yummy mummy! Please get me a copy with you when we next meet x