A Letter from me to my friend – The post inspired by My Little Box

Today is not a post about being a maman or Frenchie Mummy giving you some tips. It’s a letter to a dear friend I have. Her name is Emilie.

Chère Emilie,

We go together like baguette and fromage and wine and fags! God knows we had many glasses of rosé with cigarettes in your garden in London when we were young. Well, I mean younger really. We still have it!


If we were a Hollywood power couple, we’d definitely be Marion Cotillard & Guillaume Canet. You’re the elegant and smart lady while I would be the not so funny man next to you. (I had to choose a Frenchie couple! And I think you are as elegant as Marion, vraiment!)

Marion Cotillard & Guillaume Canet

If we were a food combo, we’d be some nachos with very spicy guacamole and we would be délicieuses. Remember when we used to do some at your place for a BBQ in the hot British summer? (yeah, yeah, it happened, I promise!) I can see you again teaching me how to do it as I didn’t have a clue. It just shows my culinary talents… I am good at eating! It’s a start… And preparing food while I have un verre de vin.

I’ll admit. When we first met I thought you were kind of posh! Very parisienne actually. I just started working in this (not so nice) school in the South-East of London as a French Assistant. The Head of the Department asked me to help you setting up a room for a Parents Evening. I remember you running around, making sure everything was perfect. You asked me to do something and when I was done, you just changed it a bit so it was up to your standards. And me to think ‘God! She is well into it! Does it really matter if the French Flag is up or a bit lower?!’ No judgement here. I reckon I would be the same now with any trainee trying to do something like that in my classroom…

Now I know you’re actually just merveilleuse and so généreuse. I can’t wait till we’re two shrivelled old ladies, sitting out on in my garden, having a nice afternoon tea with cupcakes, our children running around and playing together. Or maybe we will be in a swimming pool in Spain, where you live now! Too far really… Even if we have Skype and WhatsApp, I really miss our little chatty sessions in your garden with some vin and some naughty cigarettes! He oh, we are both good girls now. You are pregnant with bébé numéro 2 and I have to be un bon exemple to Baba.

Promise me that even then, we’ll still be taking ridiculous photos together that we hashtag with #coolFrenchieMummies or  #coolcats forever (yes! I am a cool cat, whatever happens!).


Here’s to us! Wherever you are, you will still be my meilleure amie! Thanks for being so nice and inviting me to join your group when I arrived in London! Without you and your crew, I will not be here today for sure! I know that you would love me to move to Spain to be with you. Every time you ask me about joining your super école internationale, it breaks my heart to say no. Because I miss you and I would love to see you with your little bump. I would love to be a better friend, really here for you when you need me… And not just have a quick chat on the phone once in a lifetime…

Je t’aime!

Cécile xxxxxxx And so many more bisous for you and Bébé #2!

This post was inspired by the editor’s letter found in My little Box Magazine. You don’t know what My Little Box is? Well, check out their website right now! For sure you won’t regret it! How did I hear about this fantastic Frenchie brand?

Once upon a time, Frenchie Mummy was bored at home checking stuff on Facebook. When suddenly, a message popped up asking her to take a test to see what type of girl she was. Curieuse, she clicked. After doing the test and discovering that she was the perfect Londonie Girl, she continued onto My Little Box website.

Le concept est simple! Each month, this beauty box brings you a touch of Parisian chic. For only £14.95 a month (delivery included), you get exclusive Frenchie beauty products that you can’t always purchase in the UK, some great accessories and a magazine with beautiful illustrations from Kanako Kuno! And the best? You can unsubscribe any time you want online. Mais who would do that?! I love every single box I received so far.

I think it’s such a great way to feel feminine and treat yourself when you are a mummy at home! It would also be a perfect present for a friend who had it all or if you want to be original! Frenchie Mummy has never been disappointed with it since she subscribed in May. Look at the beautiful boxes she got so far!


Eh oui, you are not dreaming! It is indeed the headwrap I was wearing on the photo from one of my most popular post about being a SAHM! And this oil was just magical! All gone. I would use it everywhere on my body and even in my bath! It smelt too lovely…


I have been wearing the nail varnish all summer (and it’s not over yet!). And the T-shirt was THE outfit while we went on holiday.


The coconut is the smell that says ‘Summer Time!’ No need to go on an expensive holiday to feel good. Fresh and subtle, you are gone to le paradis tropical straight away. If really, you want to travel, use the passport cover to already dream. And the bracelet I had in it is not leaving my wrist!

  • August – The Friends Box, aka the Girl Power Box

I won’t spoil the surprise if you want to subscribe. Just know that you won’t be disappointed with a fun gadget to use on your smartphone (a little hint? Check my Instagram for some fun snaps of Baba with it!), a must-have accessory in any girl’s bag and some beauty goodies that you won’t be able to live without from now on!

So what are you waiting for? Go and subscribe to this wonderful beauty box pas comme les autres! Or treat a friend you don’t see enough or you love beaucoup. Friendship never ends!

You can find out more about My Little Box on their website, on Facebook and Instagram.


Frenchie Mummy didn’t receive any free products from My Little Box. She just received the last one (that she paid for! Don’t tell Grumpy Boyfriend that we can cancel the subscription when we want! He has on his head for us to save up money. I told him it was too late and I paid for a year upfront…) yesterday with this idée géniale to write a letter to her amie. She jumped at the opportunity to write this post and talk about this beauty box because she loves Frenchie brands like My Little Beauty that make her feel good and féminine. Furthermore, this box she receives every month reminds her of her très bonne amie Emilie! She also thinks it’s all about GIRL POWER!

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I know, what a demanding Frenchie Mummy, right? But I will love you forever ?. And on a cheeky note, may I remind you that this post is about sharing the love? ?

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  1. August 9, 2016 / 7:11 am

    I love the sound of the coconut box #TriedTested

  2. August 9, 2016 / 7:31 am

    I think these subscription boxes are great to try a variety of different things. Coconut box sounds like my kind of thing! #triedtested

  3. August 9, 2016 / 9:16 am

    They all sound so nice!
    I do like the sound of the coconut box though 🙂 x #TriedTested

  4. August 9, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Lovely post, really enjoyed reading it and then about the My Little Box as I’m interested in a subscription box and this sounds really good! 🙂


    • thefrenchiemummy
      August 9, 2016 / 2:57 pm

      You should try it! You can do a three months trial if you want. It’s so good and different from the othe beauty boxes, really! I don’t want to stop mine any time soon. Thanks for reading x

      • August 9, 2016 / 8:48 pm

        I will definitely sign up at the end of the month! 🙂

        • thefrenchiemummy
          August 9, 2016 / 8:56 pm

          Hurrah! xx

  5. August 10, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    Gorgeous post – I would be lost without my best friend xx #dreamteam #sharewithme

  6. August 10, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    I love my little box! Haven’t had one now for over a year (I only get then when lovely people buy them as a birthday present for me) but I am very jealous of the recent ones you have received!

  7. August 10, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    I subscribe! I loved this months ❤️

    • thefrenchiemummy
      August 10, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      I am so happy! Isn’t gorgeous? I can’t wait for the next one!!!

  8. August 10, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    Lovely post, I don’t know how I would cope without my best friend. We talk on the phone every single day, sometimes more than once! She has kept me sane over the years! I’ve never had a subscription box before but these look fab, I always worry about signing up for something and then not liking it and it being a huge waste of money, didn’t realise you could do a three month trial! Fab! #sharewithme

  9. Jen
    August 10, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    Friends like that are important. How sad is it that I have never done a subscription box before? I really must get on the band wagon.

    Thanks for sharing and linking up at the Happy Now 🙂

  10. Wendy
    August 10, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Who wouldn’t love to receive such a letter?? You are very blessed, indeed, to have such a wonderful friend. They seem so plentiful in the hallways at school, but the older we get, the more precious and rare they become. 🙂

  11. diaryofamumof3
    August 11, 2016 / 7:03 am

    Friends are so important, sounds like you have a great one there. #Ablogginggoodtime x

    • diaryofamumof3
      August 11, 2016 / 7:04 am

      oops I mean #Sharingthebloglove linky x

      • thefrenchiemummy
        August 11, 2016 / 7:26 am

        I made the same error this morning ? no problem x

  12. Aurélie
    August 11, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    Tres jolie letter to your friends (sorry I have a qwerty laptop and too lazy to alt + code to put the accents where they should be) haha

    Aurelie from http://www.bumpandblush.com

    • thefrenchiemummy
      August 11, 2016 / 3:06 pm

      No worries I always do that as well when I email my mum and then she tells me off ‘Non mais tu te rends compte et tu es prof de français!!!!’ LOL xx

  13. Soppymum (Sara)
    August 11, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Ahhh lovely letter to your friend. Love things like that #sharingthebloglove

  14. August 11, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    So lovely having a BFF to be able to write such an amazing post for, she must really appreciate your friendship #Sharingthebloglove

    • thefrenchiemummy
      August 11, 2016 / 6:12 pm

      I think she does for sure but I miss her a lot… x

  15. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    August 11, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    I love the story of your friendship! I don’t have many friends, but the ones I do I am fiercely loyal to and think the world of. It must be really hard to live so far away, but I bet when you meet up it’s a riot! I love a beauty box too – sadly we are currently also on a mission to save money, so I don’t have a subscription running. You’ve really tempted me to start up again! Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • thefrenchiemummy
      August 11, 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Yes when I see her, it’s magic. Not enough but maybe one day… Thankd for your lovely comment xx

  16. August 12, 2016 / 7:15 am

    I get in trouble for spending money too! Another great post Frenchie Mummy! #pocolo

  17. August 12, 2016 / 8:16 am

    Aaaw a lovely letter to your friend! I have a set of friends from college. We don’t meet up that much (maybe once a year), but whenever we do, it’s like we’ve never been apart and we have so much fun! #PoCoLo

  18. booandmaddie
    August 12, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    Aw such a sweet post! What you wrote very much reminds me of me and my best friend, just lovely X #PoCoLo

  19. August 12, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    Your strong friendship shines through your post. What a lovely tribute to her. I too am a big fan of subscription boxes. There are so many fab ones out there. I am off to check out your suggestions. Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam xx

  20. August 13, 2016 / 7:17 am

    What a lovely letter – and your hashtags are better than mine (but mine still cracks me up) #FortheloveofBLOG

  21. aliduke79hotmailcom
    August 13, 2016 / 11:58 am

    What a lovely letter to your friend. The boxes look wonderful x

  22. Helen
    August 13, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Lovely piece to read. I feel exactly the same about my BFF! Left me with a happy smile. Thanks #KCACOLS

  23. The Pramshed
    August 13, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    This is a lovely post Frenchie Mummy, it made me feel a little sad that I since having my little one I’ve not seen my friends as much. I miss having the chats, and necking bottles of wine, but I know that they are always there. The wonders of technology means that we are closer than ever before, and air travel is so easy these days, but I wish it was cheaper. Claire x #KCACOLS

  24. August 13, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    What a wonderful friendship you have!

    I might have to surprise Mrs OMG with a subscription as a Christmas present. They do sound rather fab.


    • thefrenchiemummy
      August 13, 2016 / 10:41 pm

      They are fab! go for it! x

  25. Jane Taylor
    August 13, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    Kindred SPirits are so important. Clad you have a really special friend…Thankfully technology makes it easier to keep in touch with far flung friends. #KCACOLS

    • Jane Taylor
      August 13, 2016 / 10:36 pm

      Glad, not Clad!

      • thefrenchiemummy
        August 13, 2016 / 10:41 pm


  26. mummyfever
    August 14, 2016 / 7:35 am

    Ah I love this…I hope your friend enjoys reading it xxx Thanks for linking to #sharewithme

  27. August 14, 2016 / 7:45 am

    But where is your friend now? That’s what I want to know! A follow up post please! #KCACOLS

    • thefrenchiemummy
      August 14, 2016 / 7:52 am

      In Spain! Sotogrande. Gorgeous place, we try to go on holiday. I haven’t seen here for the last two years…

  28. theirishbabyfairy
    August 14, 2016 / 11:03 am

    Love your letter to your friend, it’s a shame you live so far apart but it’s so much easier to stay in touch these days. The boxes sound like a lovely idea, definitely going to check it out. Love getting nice things in the post, it would be like having a birthday every month ?#KCACOLS

  29. August 14, 2016 / 11:38 am

    Great that you have such a good friend, even though you are so far apart! The subscriptions boxes look fab too #kcacols

  30. dearbearandbeany
    August 14, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    What a beautiful post to your lovely friend. I don’t have a close friend that I can call night or day, you may not live near each other but at least you have each other and that is so lovely. I don’t have a subscription box, I would be a nightmare if I signed up!! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove Laura x

  31. August 14, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    It’s lovely to a great friend like yours! I like the look of the subscription boxes xx

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  32. James Hopes
    August 14, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    You must do a video post at some stage so I can see if the French accent in my head when I read your posts I’d accurate or not ?? Lovely post about friendship! #KCACOLS

    • thefrenchiemummy
      August 14, 2016 / 5:33 pm

      God no!!! I would be terrible! But thanks for suggesting. Great to have you back!

  33. August 14, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    Love the look of those boxes! Everyone should have a friend like that! Make your excuses and go and visit!! #KCACOLS

  34. Lou
    August 15, 2016 / 7:48 am

    Friends are so important and I loved this tale about you two gals! #fortheloveofBLOG

  35. Nige
    August 15, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Such. Lovely post to write for a best friend great idea Thanks for linking to the #binkylinky please come back next week

  36. August 15, 2016 / 11:23 pm

    A truly lovely post, Thanks for linking up to #TuesdayTreasures

  37. August 16, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    A sweet post. So nice to have a special BFF.
    Thanks for sharing at Over the Moon party,

  38. August 17, 2016 / 7:46 am

    What a lovely letter to write about your friend, it sounds like you have a lot of fun together 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

  39. August 17, 2016 / 11:48 am

    What a lovely letter to your friend! The subscription box looks awesome as well #Sharethebloglove xx

  40. August 18, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    That looks a great box – and a great friendship. Can’t help but think though that baguette and fromage sounds so much nicer than bread and cheese (though of course I will eat either!!) Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo x

  41. August 19, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Ah that is so nice that your friend welcomed you into a group. Thanks for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky xx

  42. Morgan Prince
    August 21, 2016 / 9:02 am

    What a lovely letter to your friend. It is such a shame when we can’t spend time with our friends when we would truly love to. I have a friend who I spent a lot of time with and we became very close. Then she got a job and I rarely saw her. A few weeks ago though she told me she has a job in the school both our children attend which means we can go back to having our morning chats!! I’m so pleased! I hope you manage to talk to your friend and perhaps take a holiday to Spain to see her. xxx
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

    • thefrenchiemummy
      August 21, 2016 / 2:52 pm

      thank you so much for your lovely comment. She just had a baby boy so I am off to send her some presents. I am hoping that we can visit her next summer! xx

  43. Tasha - Mummy&Moose
    January 4, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    What a beautiful post. I hope your friend loved it.
    J’adore the way you write (see what I did there – badly)

    • Cecile Blaireau
      January 4, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      no badly at all! x

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