April 2021 – Catching Up With Loved Ones…

Bonjour lecteurs! Time to reflect on the last few weeks. As you know, I love doing a little monthly highlights post. April 2021 was filled in with some adventures in Kent. And now that things started to reopen and we were allowed to meet up with others outdoors, we made the most of it. Time to catch up with loved ones!

Easter Weekend

I know it might sounds miles away now, but I can not start this post without mentioning the Easter weekend! I actually took a proper break.

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

We spent Easter Friday at Leeds Castle to start the weekend en beauté. It was cold, but we still loved the scenery! See my Leeds Castle post for plus de détails.

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

What did you actually do on Easter Sunday? We headed to the woods where Baba found some chocolates from the local bunny😉.

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

We also went to Tonbridge the first week back. While Baba had fun at Barracudas Camps (I really recommend it! He had a blast!), we managed to get a romantic stroll in a local nature reserve.

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

We also stopped by the town center. So much exercise despite the cold!

Slow Days…

April 2021 started really well: with lots of local family days out. It is when I am truly in my element!

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

And as I spend more and more time either on my bike or walking each morning, I discovered even more beautiful places in our local area. So I always get back with the boys for some time in nature!

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

We also had some alfresco food in the garden! My little chef helped me cooking a lot during the Easter holiday.

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

Rather proud to have made his own pizza! And one for Papa too!

Back To The Pub!

Did you head over to your local pub when they officially reopened on the 12th of April?

We were so looking forward to it! Well, I was as it involved no cooking or cleaning up afterward! I am sure any maman out there would be with me on this one 😂

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

A bit fearful, we drove to a beautiful pub by the river for the occasion. It looked like it was going to rain and we were very close to cancel!

But we did it! And it was so beautiful by the river! Exciting times!

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

Family Picnic

The same week, we were even more excited to meet up with our cousins in the country for a picnic on the green. It was so picturesque! It was like being on a set of Midsomer Murders!

Isn’t it the most beautiful place?! Sometimes, simple things are the best!

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

And I even got to walk a dog!! It’s our cousin’ and Jarvis was rather happy to have a new lady entertaining him, haha!

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

I so want to have a dog one day! I will buy a Barbour jacket and some Hunter wellies, we will go for long walks in the Kentish country!

Elham Valley Tour

And to finir le weekend, we had a lovely walk around the Elham Valley. Situated in the North Downs in East Kent, it is such a beautiful adventure!

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

Baba loved the local play area, we talked to some local sheepies and I dreamed of a country cottage surrounded by flowers.

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

We ended the day with another pub lunch at the beautiful Five Bells in Brabourne. I really recommend it if you are in the area.

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

The food was délicieuse (as always!) and they have a beautiful outdoor space for you to have a fab time with your family.

Back To Business!

As soon as Baba was back to school after a lovely Easter break, it was back to routines!

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

Getting up early, going strong with my 66 Days Challenge (see my March 2021 post if you fancy starting one!).

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

And I also stopped by my favourite shopping experience! Et oui, direction the Ashford Designer Outlet Shopping Centre!

It was such a beautiful day I even walked back home with all my bags. Some extra sport will not hurt! 😂

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

It was so good to be back after 6 months without shopping!!!! And I can not wait to show you all the lovely pieces I got from Mint Velvet, Sandro Paris, Michael Kors, Ted Baker, French Connection, and more!

You would have probably seen some things on my Instagram already, but I will share more ASAP! Weather permitted as it is currently too cold…

And Some Press Features

In April 2021, I also enjoyed some lovely features in different outlets. It was totally amazing to see my face in the Daily Mail!

I know it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but being featured in a national newspaper was really good.

Especially when I love Correxiko Marine Collagen. I really recommend it! You can even use my code TFM20 for 20% off your order on Correxiko’s website.

It is a game-changer!

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

And I also talked with Heather on the EDX Education podcast. Check it out if you fancy. It was such a fun experience. Another one of my fave podcasts to learn more about education and how I can support Baba with his learning journey! You should check it out.

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

April 2021 – Catching Up With Loved Ones

Et voilà! April 2021 was a beautiful month made of many adventures in Kent. It ended with many walks among bluebells. As you do!

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

Not sure what May will have for us, but it’s half-term (again!) at the end of the month.

So I am hoping we can get away somewhere nice in the UK. A little break would be lovely!

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

In the meantime, I will carry on my mindful journey with more time in nature, probably more bluebell photos (be ready for it on my Instagram!), and more trees cuddles 😉

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

Also hoping to go to London. I have not been in over 6 months!!

Do you have any plans for the coming months? Have you been out more?

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

Gone back to the shops? Metting up with family and friends you have not seen for too long?

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

Hoping the rest of the spring and summer will be joyful and sunny!

April 2021, Monthly Highlights, Life In Kent, Family Days out, the Frenchie Mummy

 

Disclosure: This post might feature some sponsored content I recently published but it is merely a list of my highlights of the month! A post where I share some reflections as a mum in the country. I hope it will help you to reflect too and empower your decisions even more!

 

8 Comments

  1. Margaret Gallagher
    May 8, 2021 / 3:00 am

    Busy month ! Not made my own pizza for ages – great ti catch up

  2. ashleigh allan
    May 8, 2021 / 9:30 am

    Great photos – looks like fun

  3. Priscilla Stubbs
    May 8, 2021 / 11:25 am

    Quite a fun packed month. (We’ll gloss over being featured in the Daily Mail!) Great photos too It was such a mixed month in more ways than one, the weather was dry but ti was cold but still managed a pub lunch

  4. Chloe
    May 9, 2021 / 1:24 pm

    It sounds like you had a really busy April full of fun with Baba! The pancake stack looks yummy! 🥞

  5. MARIA ROGERS
    May 9, 2021 / 7:23 pm

    I always love the start of spring with all the wonderful colours of the flowers, makes me look forward to lighter brighter days, always makes me feel good! Getting out and about enjoying the glorious weather is just the ticket!

  6. Laura Corrall
    May 9, 2021 / 7:30 pm

    Oooh I keep meaning to go to the bluebell woods near me but haven’t been for years. I love going to the pub again with friends. It was so great to get out of the house and see people again.

  7. Sarah Austin
    May 11, 2021 / 9:22 pm

    Lovely pics!

  8. Chloe
    May 12, 2021 / 12:56 pm

    Lovely photos, it sounds like you had a very busy Easter! I like the pizza & pancakes, looks yummy! 🥞

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