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No, not me, silly! As you know, we French women don’t do cosmetic surgery. Because we don’t have to: we don’t age. We mature. We get better. It’s a genetic predisposition. And if some of us indulge in a little bit of nip & tuck occasionally, we will never, ever admit it. That’s just us, I suppose. What can I say? We are beautiful naturally, and that’s all there is to know. Did I also tell you that I wake up already made up? No seriously. It’s a French thing, we all have it. It is in our DNA. And no, I didn’t go to the hairdresser to have a blow-dry. Somehow, my hair places itself naturally. I promise. As for my dress, well, it just happened to be placed in my wardrobe and was just, well, perfect. So lucky, right? And of course I am naturally slim. After all, I am French. I didn’t go to the gym this morning. It wasn’t me, you must be mistaken.

This is, apparently, what everybody believes. Seriously, guys,  how gullible can you be?


The nip and tuck wasn’t for me! It was for my site! Of course it was As you can see..Ta da…

So, how do you like the new design? The truth is that I want to take my site to the next stage. I am dreaming of making it a platform of all things French outside of France, hence the new sections. Have a look. Take your time. I want you to feel at ease. The motto is ‘unleash your inner French’, and the tone is pretty much the same. What do you think? What are your first impressions? Oh, the suspense…Come on, don’t be shy, let me know.

Obviously, I needed help to achieve this. Huge thanks to the dynamic team of Verb for all their help and advice. You have made the dream come true! There are lots of exciting news to come. If you were a subscriber, you need to resubscribe in the box on the right. If you are not, why don’t you become one, and you will never miss a post? The thing is, I try to write at least every other day. But sometimes I can’t be stopped and I write every day. Other times, I need a breather and keep quiet. That’s just me, and a French woman is always right anyway. One more thing: I never, ever give email adresses to third parties. Never have. Never will.


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Hello, I am Muriel aka French Yummy Mummy…So sit back, relax, and unleash your inner French!


  • MrsB @Mind over Matter

    I’m loving the face lift! Well done!

    • Muriel Demarcus

      Thank you Leena! It was good fun…and hard work 🙂

    • Thank you Leena! It is so much nicer!

  • I’m unleashed – site looks great!

    • Muriel Demarcus

      Thank you david. Come on, you have always been unleashed, right? 🙂

    • Come on David, you have always been unleashed, right? 🙂

  • Hanno Phenn

    Great new face to your blog!

    • Muriel Demarcus

      Thank you Hanno! I am so pleased that up like the blog!

    • Thank you Hanno. I am very pleased that you like it!

  • I like the new look, Muriel! It’s very clean / streamlined and quite easy to navigate. Well done taking it to the next level! Congratulations!

    • Muriel Demarcus

      Thank you, Joy! But boy, it is hard work and nothing goes to plan! We will get there, in the end.

    • Thank you Joy. It was good fun…and hard work…

  • Sarah

    I live in Lyon, and just became “French” after 10 yrs in France. I recently discovered your blog, and really love all of it – your voice, posts, site. Bravo! I’m not a mummy, but I will follow your jouney in London with suspense. Merci, Sarah

    • Muriel Demarcus

      Hello Sarah from Lyon! Glad you like my blog. Please come back soon! x

    • De rien Sarah! And a very warm welcome to my blog. Congratulations for becoming French!

  • Thank god it was just a nip and tuck of your site!

    • Muriel Demarcus

      I know…I think that I will try to age as gracefully as possible….Easier said than done, right?

    • Of course! As for me, I will just try to age gracefully…