Bonjour lecteurs! Time to pause and reflect on what April 2022 has brought us. If you don’t have the habit to stop and reflect on each month, I really recommend it. Such a bon exercise to move forward and meet your dreams. I reviewed April 2022 this morning and I can’t believe what I have achieved! In my new Monthly Highlights, I am talking about our last Family Holiday & Smashing Those Goals! Let’s dot it!
Not The Best Start
If you remember from my March 2022 Highlights, last month did not start well. I found myself quite frustrated and stressed.
I was late for the opening afternoon at school and I was feeling out of control. No ticking all the boxes, not pleasing everyone.
Well, I needed a break and the Easter Holidays came up right on time.
We met up with some family for a walk in the country, we started eating chocolates well ahead of Pâques and it felt good!
Nothing is better than being in nature, having some good company and yummy food and drink in a country pub!
Easter Holiday Fun!
En plus, Stanley went to our local Barracudas Camp in Canterbury and he absolutely LOVED it, encore.
It’s such a delight to see his happy face, playing with other children, and learning new things.
Life as a mum is always full-on, so I did not feel guilty to drop him off at the camp. Meanwhile, I had a day out in Canterbury and it was so lovely to pause.
You naughty lot convinced me to buy a new Never Fully Dressed jumper and j’adore its 60s vibes and the bright couleurs. Votre opinion?
And to carry on April 2022, we stayed for one night at the magnifique Hever Castle’s Luxury B&B.
It’s one of our places préférées in Kent. We had a beautiful family break.
So lovely to enjoy the gardens in the late afternoon before it closes. I can’t wait to go back there in the Summer.
And we learned beaucoup about Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn. See our adventure in my post now.
We also slowed down a bit at home. Exit the crazy morning rush to go to school.
Say ‘oui‘ to family Frenchie petits-déjeuners with a cheeky croissant or a pain au chocolat.
Because pourquoi pas!
We also went to London Victoria with Network Rail to learn about rail safety.
Stanley is quite on point on the topic as we often travel by train. But more importantly, he was well excited to say ‘bonjour‘ to Thomas the Train!
We were barely back from London and we were off again for a lovely holiday.
Wow! We were in for a treat! It was so peaceful!
We loved getting up to the birds tweeting in the mornings or going in the hot tube in the evenings. All the détails in my Frenchie Review now!
And as always, we had many good local adventures: went to Peppa Pig World, Lymington or even Beaulieu.
Back To Réalité & London Life
I won’t lie, it was not easy to get back to réalité after such a blissful fortnight.
But we did it. Stanley settled down back to school and I cracked on with deadlines, work etc. We carried on learning at home too! Merci Reading Eggs!
On the plus side, I attended a couple of press days in London to see the AW22 collections.
Guess what I did too while in town? Du shopping bien sûr! ?
As a Frenchie expat, London will always remain LA VILLE MAGIQUE in my eyes. We have so many memories there. I lived in London for over 10 years and I was a true Londoner ?
I am always very nostalgic every time I go into town, but I always feel very grateful we are so close to London now!
Family Days Out In Kent
And because we always love going on an adventure, we ended April 2022 with more days out in Kent.
We went to the local funfair where Stanley had a total blast.
When your day involves some cool rides and a yummy cheesy pizza at Unita 4. Sérieusement, one of the best ? I have had in a long time! I could not recommend le restaurant more.
And the same weekend, we also made it to Dover Castle. That place is huge!
We saw so much. So glad we got an English Heritage Family membership. Now, we can have impromptu days out in Kent without overthinking it.
Ending April 2022 En Beauté!
What did you do the last weekend of April 2022? We loved the Bank Holiday break!
I took Grumpy Boyfriend to the gym with me so that he could enjoy a bit of the health club at Ashford International. Oui, I am still going better and stronger. If you are looking at joining a gym in Ashford, check it out!
And on Saturday, more outdoor fun with a walk in the country. I mean, such a gorgeous view!
April 2022 – Family Holiday & Smashing Those Goals!
After a much-needed rest in Hampshire with my tribe, I felt rejuvenated and so happy.
As I always say, the best life is one where you live by your values, what really matters to you. My family is at the heart of my life and my top priorité. So looking back at all the adventures we had together makes me so happy and proud.
It doesn’t have to be a fancy place. More than anything else, I want quality time with my fave boy! Nothing is too good for him and I truly hope I am teaching him to be a good person.
But also ambitious enough to go for his dreams.
Stanley is only 6, but hopefully, he will grow up proud of his parents and what they have achieved for him!
And talking about achievements, I smashed my Frenchie goals in April 2022. Looking back, I want to work harder and do even more next month.
May The 4th Be With You if I even dare to say today ?
What have you been doing over the Bank Holiday weekend? I can’t wait for the next one with some yummy food, more laughs with my loved ones, and some good ? bien sûr! ?
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 inspire you to get on more family adventures and rock those dreams of yours, always ?