August 2020 – A Lovely Summer Break

Bonjour lecteurs! Time to share with you my monthly highlights. After publishing another crazy series of Back to School Giveaways, it is time for a post plus personnel! I did not do it earlier because we had our competitions and I am actually trying to work less at the weekends and enjoy some special time with the boys instead! August 2020 taught me the importance to slow down. Ready to see what we were up to this Summer?

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Birthday Girl!

August 2020 started with a bang! Indeed, I officially turned 35! Eek! As we were just back from Crete, we did it low key this year.

Grumpy Boyfriend booked us a table at the gorgeous Pig and Sty and I enjoyed a pizza!

August 2020, Monthly Highlights, Birthday Girl, Summer 2020, the Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life

The staff was so sweet! They even surprised me with a brownie ‘happy birthday’ dessert. And we enjoyed the rest of the day on our scooters with Baba!

It was lovely!

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Some Time At Home

The rest of the week was spent at home, playing, reading

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But also learning in the garden! And bien sûr, we went every day to local parks to blow off some steam.

We had some glorious sunny days and decided to make the most of it! The other half of the month was a bit busier for us.

The Potting Shed in Maidstone

Indeed, we had a lovely weekend at the Potting Shed in Maidstone. After a visit to our fave playground in the area, Mote Park, we stopped at the Elite Pubs Bed and Breakfast for a mini night away.

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What a gorgeous evening! Here again, more family time with my favourite boys and some yummy food!

August 2020, Monthly Highlights, Birthday Girl, Summer 2020, the Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life

While we were there, we enjoyed driving the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro S. More time at the park and we also caught up with some friends we have have not seen for too long!

August 2020, Monthly Highlights, Birthday Girl, Summer 2020, the Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life

The third week was clearly dedicated to Baba with games, visiting local places and fun times outdoors!

Our Trip To Oakham & Warwickshire

We then took a few days off to discover the East Midlands and Warwickshire.

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We had such a lovely time at the Wisteria Hotel!

August 2020, Monthly Highlights, Birthday Girl, Summer 2020, the Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life

Au programme, some more yummy food but also some playtime at the local playground!

August 2020, Monthly Highlights, Birthday Girl, Summer 2020, the Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life

Oui! I know! What a fab month for Baba!

August 2020, Monthly Highlights, Birthday Girl, Summer 2020, the Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life

We also stayed two nights in Leamington Spa and discovered a bit Warwickshire.

If you are in the area, I really recommend Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden.

August 2020, Monthly Highlights, Birthday Girl, Summer 2020, the Frenchie Mummy, Warwickshire

We had such a blast! Me pretending to be a princess and Baba, well…

August 2020, Monthly Highlights, Birthday Girl, Summer 2020, the Frenchie Mummy, Warwickshire

Not being a very good knight actually 😅 He was more interested in running around!

August 2020, Monthly Highlights, Birthday Girl, Summer 2020, the Frenchie Mummy, Warwickshire

Back Home

Never mind! I managed to have some romantic time with Grumpy Boyfriend at the drive-in cinema at the Ashford Designer Outlet!

August 2020, Monthly Highlights, Birthday Girl, Summer 2020, the Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life

You need to try this once! Seriously! It was so cool to watch a movie in the car like the old days!!!

August 2020, Monthly Highlights, Birthday Girl, Summer 2020, the Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life

And for the rest of the week, it was back to our favourite… The park and local places bien sûr!

August 2020 – Break Break Break

Doesn’t look like August was exciting for us? Well, I really slowed down and enjoyed simple things last month!

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August was full of bike rides too. Not a single pictures because usually, I try to just enjoy nature and the experience overall. I sometimes share some stories on my Instagram.

But it is also nice to be off the phone.

August 2020, Monthly Highlights, Birthday Girl, Summer 2020, the Frenchie Mummy, Warkwickshire

I had a couple of mini-breaks like that over August 2020 and I don’t feel even guilty about it. It was not bad to have the laptop off.

Reflection On August 2020

Ultimately, I did not achieve much in August, nor had many work projects. But I have the feeling many of us wanted to just relax a bit and enjoy simple things in life.

August 2020, Monthly Highlights, Birthday Girl, Summer 2020, the Frenchie Mummy, Warkwickshire

If anything, 2020 probably taught us that life is not that much of a race and the culture of being busy for the sake of it might be a bit of an illusion…

Don’t we say ‘Carpe Diem‘ or ‘Seize The Day‘? Well, that is exactly what I did and it was nice!

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Plus, we got ready to start school in September! But that is another story I will surely tell you all about in my future September 2020 highlights!

August 2020, Monthly Highlights, Birthday Girl, Summer 2020, the Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life

For now, wishing you a fab week ahead!

I hope you had a good summer and you are now ready to rock the new season!

August 2020, Monthly Highlights, Birthday Girl, Summer 2020, the Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life

Did you take it slowly too this Summer? Do you feel that you are enjoying more simple things now? What memories did you make with your family?

August 2020, Monthly Highlights, Birthday Girl, Summer 2020, the Frenchie Mummy, Warwickshire

Disclosure: This post features some sponsored content I published last month but it is merely a list of my highlights of the month! A post for me to remember what we have been up to!

 

 

37 Comments

  1. Denise Dunn
    September 15, 2020 / 8:37 am

    What a great trip you had!!

  2. ashleigh allan
    September 15, 2020 / 8:46 am

    Lots of great pictures – looks like lots of fun.

  3. Margaret Gallagher
    September 15, 2020 / 8:50 am

    Glad you had fun – amazing time for all

  4. adrian price
    September 15, 2020 / 11:34 am

    one day –you must get the grumpy boyfriend in a picture

  5. Helen Sherpa
    September 15, 2020 / 12:08 pm

    Woah what a sweet ride!

  6. Priscilla Stubbs
    September 15, 2020 / 12:26 pm

    Great photos of you both and you’ve made the most of the summer despite the current problems

  7. Margaret Clarkson
    September 15, 2020 / 4:20 pm

    Sounds like lots of lovely times.

  8. Lisa King
    September 15, 2020 / 7:51 pm

    Great pics, look like you all had a fab time

  9. Jenny McClinton
    September 15, 2020 / 8:44 pm

    We took it slowly this August too, I just concentrated on sorting things out in the house, and making sure I read plenty of books.

  10. A.E.ADKINS
    September 15, 2020 / 9:05 pm

    And a fab time was had by all, by the looks of it!

  11. Carol Thomas
    September 16, 2020 / 12:31 am

    I think you achieved loads! Time eiyh thr family is fantastic and the most important time spent there is. As a Granna now I know how fast it goes. Good to see you having time out. After this year we all need it

  12. Michelle Smith
    September 16, 2020 / 10:02 am

    Looks like you had a lovely time 😁

  13. Stephanie Keill
    September 16, 2020 / 11:10 am

    We made lots of memories this summer .from picnics in the park .dogs walks .swimming and playing the garden

  14. Emma Hawes
    September 16, 2020 / 6:04 pm

    We have visited family in the Summer, but that’s about it!

  15. Fiona jk42
    September 16, 2020 / 11:11 pm

    Sometimes the simple pleasures of spending time with our loved ones are best.

  16. Julia Kerr
    September 16, 2020 / 11:24 pm

    It looks like you’ve had a great time getting out and about, sadly we are still shielding with no end in sight

  17. adrian price
    September 17, 2020 / 9:52 am

    what a great life your son has

  18. adrian price
    September 17, 2020 / 10:01 am

    any idea what make the sports car was

  19. Lindsey Stuart
    September 17, 2020 / 10:11 am

    Aww in all of these pictures you both look so so happy! It looks like you had a brilliant summer break making lots of precious memories.

  20. adrian price
    September 17, 2020 / 10:11 am

    another great trip with loads of fun

  21. adrian price
    September 17, 2020 / 10:16 am

    stunning trip—stunning sports car

  22. Carrie-Anne Brown
    September 17, 2020 / 12:08 pm

    it sounds like you all had a great month! we live in Kent too and I need to try the Pig and Sty out!

  23. MARIA ROGERS
    September 17, 2020 / 6:30 pm

    making so many wonderful memories together!

  24. Katie B
    September 18, 2020 / 9:04 am

    So jealous looks like you had a great time and explored so many different places! We haven’t managed to get away this summer but maybe once things calm down we’ll run away for a weekend!

  25. Jane
    September 18, 2020 / 12:31 pm

    Going to miss the summer sunshine so much! Hopefully the weather stays good for more adventures.

  26. September 19, 2020 / 12:35 pm

    I completely agree that so many of us seem to have taken it easy and lived a slower simpler life this summer. We have enjoyed discovering new (to us) places in the UK. Thanks for sharing your month with us.

  27. adrian price
    September 19, 2020 / 12:39 pm

    i still need to find out what that sports car is ? lotus –tvr?

  28. adrian price
    September 19, 2020 / 1:05 pm

    any update on the sportscar?

  29. Jodi Hill
    September 19, 2020 / 1:11 pm

    Aww great fun! Lovely photos!

  30. adrian price
    September 19, 2020 / 1:29 pm

    did i mention the sports car (lol)

  31. adrian price
    September 20, 2020 / 2:05 pm

    Did I mention the sports car

  32. adrian price
    September 20, 2020 / 2:13 pm

    your blog really does prove there is so much of britain ive never explored==but should do

  33. adrian price
    September 20, 2020 / 2:25 pm

    i could use this blog as a tempplate for my next staycation

  34. adrian price
    September 21, 2020 / 2:06 pm

    I THINK YOU SHOULD BE WORKING FOR THE ENGLISH TOURIST BOARD–YOU DO SUCH A GOOD JOB OF SELLING THE IDEA OF A STAYCATION

  35. Sarah Lambert
    September 22, 2020 / 8:03 pm

    Looks like so much fun has been had x

  36. adrian price
    September 23, 2020 / 9:00 am

    what a great trip==your sons friends must be envious of him–all the things he gets to see and do

  37. adrian price
    September 23, 2020 / 9:06 am

    im going to message you in a bit about that car

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