February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Half-term, The Ivy Brighton

February 2020 – Our Anniversary & Getaway In East Sussex

Bonjour lecteurs! Time to reflect on my monthly highlights. February 2020 has been a true whirlwind! We celebrated our 10th Anniversary with Grumpy Boyfriend. For the occasion, we went for a short family getaway in East Sussex. I think we will do something a bit plus romantique just the two of us without Baba when the weather gets better. But I truly had a fab time over half-term with the boys!

Stormy

The start of the month was rather quiet. With all the storms happening one after the other, we stayed at home beaucoup. We also had some play dates with some friends. And to Baba’s happiness, it involved many cars.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Cars, Playdate

Despite the wind, I was lucky to be invited to a fabulous preview at the gorgeous View from the Shard.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, The View From the Shard, London Night

A girls’ night out with cocktails and entertainment was all I needed.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, The View From the Shard, London Night

Family Time At The Pub

I don’t know about you but I get bored at home if I don’t get out, even to go to the park. I need some fresh air to operate.

This is why, despite the weather, we braved it for some pub lunches.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, At the Pub, Dinner Out

This is what I love the most about living in Kent. If we feel a bit bored indoors, we can always drive somewhere charming and have an impromptu adventure.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, At the Pub, Dinner Out

Or a good dinner at the pub aussi! I love places like that in small villages where it is slower, with barely any internet. Then I can totally switch off to spend some quality time with the boys.

Valentine’s Day & Our Anniversary

And this is exactly what we did on Valentine’s Day.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, At the Pub

Baba was at the nursery so we headed to a local pub and had some lunch just the two of us. It was low key but really lovely.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Half-Term, Grand Hotel Eastbourne

En plus, we had time to celebrate our anniversary in style. Et oui! I met Grumpy Boyfriend 10 years ago! If you fancy reading a bit more about our encounter and my recent thoughts on parenthood, head over to my Letter on Motherhood now! I wrote it in honour of Giovanna Fletcher’s new book.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Half-Term, Grand Hotel Eastbourne

But back to our anniversary! Grumpy Boyfriend promised he will take me abroad for a romantic weekend after Easter but we had diner at the Ivy Brighton on the night.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Half-Term, East Sussex, The Ivy Brighton

We had such a lovely time! And the staff must have heard the occasion. They came up with surprise cakes for it!

The Ivy In The Lanes, Brighton

Sérieusement, this half-term was one of the best by far! For once, I slowed down a bit and did not take on many projects. I knew Baba would be at home with me 24/7, so I did not want to stretch myself and get stressed out.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Half-Term, East Sussex, The Ivy Brighton

Instead, we had a lovely getaway in East Sussex. We went to Brighton for a night where we had our anniversary dinner with steak tartare and chocolate dessert for moi!!! Oh, la la! But the calories were worth it! It was absolutely délicieux!

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Half-Term, East Sussex, Hotel Pelirocco

And I also love the décor. Every time we go to the Ivy, it is like being in the Great Gatsby! Even the toilets are worth a visit just for an Instagram shot!

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Half-Term, East Sussex, Hotel Pelirocco

Plus, we stayed at the Pelirocco Hotel for the night. It was so unique.

Half-term in East Sussex

And our mini trip continued with a sumptuous stay at the Grand Hotel in Eastbourne.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Half-Term, East Sussex, Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

This place is magical and so family-friendly. We both switched off totally during our stay. We enjoyed some time at the pool when it was cold and windy outside.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Half-Term, East Sussex, Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

Baba was in heaven as he was treated like a petit prince there!

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Half-Term, East Sussex, Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, Afternoon Tea

I look back at the photos and can not control but smile. We made lots of memories there and I truly enjoyed the break.

We came back home all refreshed and happy.

February 2020 – Our Anniversary & Getaway In East Sussex

I finished February 2020 with the launch of Billie Faiers’ new collection for Asda.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Billie Faiers

Looking back at this month, I feel fulfilled and happy.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Half-term

Each month, I take a moment to review my yearly goals. I have 10 targets and mark each one out of 10. When I did my review on paper, it looked like a 5/10.

I have not reached many of my goals nor done much work towards them. But inside, I truly feel like February should be 9/10.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Half-term, Hotel Pelirocco

Because of all the fabulous things I have been up to and our mini getaway for our anniversary, I truly feel happy and at peace. I am not worried about my 2020 goals that much and how little I achieved this month in term of my career.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Half-term

Sometimes, life is more than a plan and February 2020 proved that a break is always more beneficial than working to extremes.

February 2020, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Half-term, The Ivy Brighton

How did half-term go for you despite the poor weather? Did you manage to have some nice adventures with the kids?

 

Disclosure: This post may feature some sponsored content I previously published on the blog. But it is merely a summary list of the month! And a post for me to reflect and learn key life lessons! Thanks for your support and your messages as always!😘

 

 

43 thoughts on “February 2020 – Our Anniversary & Getaway In East Sussex

  1. Sounds like great February. My boys are older now and between running them round to their various activities all half term week they wanted to chill indoors so a nice relaxed ish week.

  2. A lovely summary of your month. Congratulations of your anniversary. Yes, little breaks are important to relax and unwind.

  3. Fabulous month for you. I would love to visit the Shard and cocktails with the girls is always a great night to cheer anyone up.

  4. Sounds like you have had a busy, exciting month: a much needed rest now is needed at a spa weekend, I think 😉

  5. It’s lovely to have family time but it’s also lovely to have couples time, it keeps a relationship strong I think.

  6. You have had some fab days out, that will be nice if ‘Grumpy Boyfriend’ takes you away. Something to look forward to.

  7. Sounds like a fab February! We also had a fun filled February with my little boy turning 3. It was a really busy week and it just flew by.

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