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Woke up with a terrible headache. Might have had a tad bit too much champagne. Don’t shout, please, and be nice…What a weekend! What a start of the year! Thanks to all of you, my article is still going strong on The Times, and was the most read piece all of Saturday and Sunday. I can’t believe it. I am in shock. Mind you, as much as I criticise French politicians in general and our president’s tumultuous love life in particular, I am convinced that the whole Julie Gayet affair increased the number of hits on my article. So here it is: Thank You, Mister Hollande!

Some of you have told me that I am now a celebrity, a star, and so on, and so forth…Well, I hate to disappoint you, but it is still me, and I don’t feel changed at all. I am just another blogger and aspiring author. Please keep your fingers crossed for me, I still don’t have a book deal! The only thing that has changed is that my newsagent knows my face. When I was buying my Sunday newspapers yesterday, he asked me:
“- So, are we on the cover today too?”
“- No, it is complete crap today.”

Let’s hope he doesn’t make the same joke every day, it might become a bit boring. Come to think of it, there is something else that might have changed. Some British men don’t dare to look at me any more, and can only manage to talk to me while looking at their toes. I must be really scary! Great.

On a different note, did you know that the scriptwriter of “The Young And The Restless” soap opera wants to sue the French president for plagiarism? I am joking of course.

Right, I need a rest now.


Muriel – A French Yummy Mummy In London
  • Yes, the timing was excellent for you wasn’t it. Good job! Your article got lots of hits, and Closer magazine will probably double their sales from 300K to 600K, so nice one, Prez. I have not read Closer but I have been reading all about rue du Cirque and the owner of the flat’s dubious links to the Corsican mafia! For a ‘normal’ president devoted to exemplary behaviour, he’s not really living up to expectations, is he.

    • Frankly, I wonder what’s next. I am tired of this soap opera. On the bright side, the surgeon who took care of Hollande’s prostate problem did a great job, didn’t he? Cheers to French surgeons, I say!

  • Muriel:
    Each of us is the star of our own constellation. A lesson to be taught to your kids. And, just like there are a plethora of constellations, there are plenty of stars out there.
    It’s our job to make sure the light we provide helps others on their way.
    Thanks for sharing your light.

    • Thank you, Roy. Frankly, I didn’t expect such a positive reaction to my work. Sometimes, miracles do happen!

  • There is you writing an excellent article dispelling French stereotypes and there is François Hollande showing there is a lot of Vive in the President and visa versa ………………. plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose!!

    PS: Just seen the price of the frocks for the photo shoot, did they leave them Chez MuMu!!

    • I tried to nick the clothes but it didn’t work…next time maybe!

  • So you did break out the champagne. Good for you! And yes, take a well deserved break!

  • I can just picture you rolling your eyes at the newsagent guy. Hopefully he’ll won’t wear out that line!

    • You will be pleased to know that he didn’t say it again.

  • This is so wonderful. I can’t blame you from celebrating a bit too much. I feel so privileged to know you.

  • …just keep your sense of proportion and you’ll be fine!

    • Feet are firmly on the ground, Caro…no worries there! X

  • Lovely to see you, too!! Albeit a bit too quick. As I had finally managed to prey the phone out of my 1yo’s hand, I turned around to see you had disappeared. Mysterious French lady that you are… Coffee next week could be good. Let me call you on Monday when I’m back from bloody cold Sweden. Dxx

    • Will do. Oh, and I love being called mysterious French lady. Love it. Keep going!