November 2019 – Looking For A School & Illness

Bonjour lecteurs! My monthly highlights post is quite late. Pardon! The thing is, I was very busy trying to get all my Frenchie Christmas Giveaways live. Plus I was not feeling like reflecting on November 2019. Baba had been ill for about a week and a half and it really slowed me down with work. I lacked some sleep and I was not feeling wow… So not the best mindset to reflect on our past month!


I usually write my monthly highlights post in chronological order, but November 2019 is différent. Indeed, Baba got really sick the last week of the month and the following 10 days were intense.

I spent most of the time worrying that he had pneumonia again. And trying to get his temperature down.

We eventually managed to get an appointment at a GP and it was a chest infection… All back to normal now. This is why this post will be shorter than usual.

November 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, School

The truth is that little interlude stopped all plans we made and we pretty much stayed at home watching way too much TV and playing games.

Oh, and I  was probably more on Instagram while watching the Paddington Movie three times in a row 🙂

Right, now off to share with you all the good bits!

Soon It Will Be Time To Go To School…

Exit the bad news! November was also a very exciting month for us!

November 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, School

Oui, Baba is starting school next September and I have been visiting our local options over the last few weeks.

How exciting! I can not believe he is already at that stage! I liked many of the places in our area and I will apply for our fave school by the end of the month. So it is all done and dusted!

Step Up School

Baba is not the only one to have had some exciting news… Last month, I made it to my first ever Step Up School Meet Up and I had such a lovely time!!!

If you don’t know what it is yet, the Step Up School is a London’s top female-focused career and business coaching course I signed up earlier this year.

November 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Kitchen Aid, Evening Party

The founder, Alice Olins is helping you to reach your career goals. I am extremely proud to be part of her community!

I met some fabulous ladies during the night but also online. If you are looking at options or thinking to try something new in 2020, check it out! It is always worth investing in yourself!

Online Influence Awards 2019

And a few days later, I also got to attend the fabulous Online Influence Awards 2019! It was such a glam night!

I was not nominated but it was a lovely night thanks to Vuelio! I got to wear my fave Ted Baker Dress and ooh la laI looked so French! 🙂

November 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy,Online Influence Awards 2019, Vuelio, Ted Baker

Another time I looked super Frenchie? When I baked some chocolate cake with Kitchen Aid! And me to pretend I was a chef in the cuisine, haha!

November 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Kitchen Aid, Baking, London Night

The Snowman

Another moment from November 2019 I want to remember is a Sunday in London with Nanny S. We went to see the Snowman at the Peacock Theatre and it was truly magical!

The production is utterly sweet with dancing, music and a magical set!

November 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Snowman Show, Peacock Theatre, London, Day Out

This is such a brilliant interpretation of the classique Christmas tale! I really recommend it! Baba was so happy! It is on until the start of January if you fancy booking your tickets.

November 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Strand Palace, London, Day Out

We then headed to the Strand Palace for some lunch while Baba enjoyed some scones and cakes from the Afternoon Tea! What a life, eh?

November 2019 – Not An Easy Month But…

Looking back at it, November 2019 was probably one of the slowest months we had. But illness occurs and when it is the case, c’est important to pause and not stress about it.

Actually, I am lying here! I was really worried, especially when I saw that Baba was not getting better after a week or so.

November 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Strand Palace, London, Day Out

But it is all behind us now and we still had some lovely moments before it happened!

One thing is for sure! I am ready for Christmas and a proper rest! Meeting deadlines while being non stop with a sick child was exhausting and I was not really good with my diet and exercise

November 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Kitchen Aid, Baking, London Night

Merci again for reading my monthly highlights, even if this one might seem a bit dull and boring! ?

See you soon for the next one and a full recap of 2019!

Disclosure: This post may feature some sponsored content I recently published but it is merely a list of my highlights (and the lows!) of the month! And a post for me to reflect and learn too!



  1. Margaret Gallagher
    December 14, 2019 / 10:55 am

    Si glad yiu are on the mend – onwards and upwards

  2. ashleigh allan
    December 14, 2019 / 11:03 am

    So glad he is on the mend!

  3. lynn neal
    December 14, 2019 / 1:43 pm

    I am gglad he is feeling better now!

  4. December 14, 2019 / 3:01 pm

    Aww just hate it when little ones are ill so glad he’s getting better

  5. Michelle Lewis-Robertson
    December 14, 2019 / 3:55 pm

    I’m glad to hear things are healthier with your family. You looked fabulous at the awards, I really love that dress on you

  6. Andrea Fletcher
    December 14, 2019 / 5:14 pm

    Glad to hear he is feeling better.

  7. Fiona jk42
    December 14, 2019 / 11:08 pm

    I’m sorry to hear your son was ill, and glad he is feeling better now.

  8. Alica
    December 15, 2019 / 2:41 am

    So glad he is feeling better now, nothing worse than a poorly baba!

  9. Nadia Josephine
    December 15, 2019 / 3:37 am

    The winter months always bring bugs and sniffles but im glad all is well!!

    December 15, 2019 / 12:14 pm

    So much of it around, we have all been hit with the norovirus, kids and adults alike, one good thing, we have lost weight in time for xmas! happy and healthy 2020 for everyone I hope!

  11. Priscilla Stubbs
    December 15, 2019 / 4:14 pm

    Glad he’s feeling better, it is always worrying when the little ones are ill

  12. Allegria
    December 15, 2019 / 4:39 pm

    It’s heartbreaking when our little ones are ill. So glad he is on the mend now though!

  13. Allegria
    December 15, 2019 / 4:54 pm

    Glad he’s on the mend now!

  14. Allegria
    December 15, 2019 / 5:02 pm

    Very big step going to school. hope it goes well!

  15. Julia Kerr
    December 15, 2019 / 10:25 pm

    I’m glad he’s doing better now, schools are a breeding ground for germs

  16. Blondie
    December 16, 2019 / 7:21 am

    I’m on flu number two this winter so far

  17. Sally Collingwood
    December 16, 2019 / 10:02 am

    It is such a worry when little ones are sick

  18. December 17, 2019 / 9:12 am

    Bless him! But glad he’s on the mend. Hope everyone has been given a flu jab. There is a LOT of it about at the moment and young ones are especially vulnerable. Just make the appointment and get it done – it really doesn’t hurt.

  19. Clara
    December 17, 2019 / 9:50 am

    Being ill is the worst :S

  20. Rebecca Heminway
    December 17, 2019 / 10:48 am

    Glad to hear that Baba is feeling better now – chest infections can knock it out of you as an adult, let alone a little one!

  21. Rebecca Heminway
    December 18, 2019 / 9:40 am

    LOVE your Ted Baker dress! It looks absolutely lush 🙂

  22. charlotte isobelle
    December 18, 2019 / 3:19 pm

    Glad hes feeling a bit better now, theres nothing worse, especially at this time of year!

  23. Rebecca Heminway
    December 19, 2019 / 10:15 am

    The giant Kitchen Aid is hilarious! I would have so much fun with that!

  24. Laura Wells
    December 19, 2019 / 4:11 pm

    Thats good to hear that he is on the mend

  25. Anthea Holloway
    December 20, 2019 / 4:14 pm

    It is such a worry when children get ill. I am so glad that he has recovered now.

  26. Elizabeth Cooke
    December 21, 2019 / 10:54 am

    Sounds stressful, glad he’s better now.

  27. Mel Pennie
    December 21, 2019 / 11:12 am

    Glad your little one is feeling much better now, and hope he is looking forward to Christmas!

  28. Jeanette Leighton
    December 21, 2019 / 12:43 pm

    It’s tough when the little ones are ill, I worry when Charlie 3 is ill as when he was 1 and a half he had a chest infection and his chest collapsed whilst he was in hospital we spent Christmas 2017 in hospital. Glad your little one is feeling better

  29. Laura Wells
    December 21, 2019 / 1:19 pm

    It looks like you had fun with the kitchen aid.

  30. Alice Gilkes
    December 21, 2019 / 7:37 pm

    Glad your son is better now.

  31. Joanie S
    December 22, 2019 / 7:30 am

    glad little man is better, looks like you had some lovely days out…very nice

  32. Emma England
    December 22, 2019 / 9:03 am

    Glad he’s better now. I love the polka dot dress!

  33. Sue Carter
    December 22, 2019 / 11:22 am

    There have been some truly awful viruses around this winter. I am a preschool teacher and haven’t felt really well in weeks.

  34. December 23, 2019 / 8:20 am

    I never think of November as being an easy month – nor December. We’re getting to the end of a long year and in 2019 in particular, the country has been worn down with the incessant politics of Brexit and the General Election. Everyone’s physical immunity is low – which is why colds and flu knock all and sundry off their feet, filling hospital beds to capacity. In my eyes, Autumn and Winter are the fevered times…. so roll on Spring, please, with its new beginnings all round.

  35. Mrs Rachael Sexey
    December 23, 2019 / 9:46 am

    I’m glad your son is better, my kids get so many bugs from school. Hope you all have a healthy Christmas

  36. Elizabeth Cooke
    December 23, 2019 / 11:45 am

    Must be so stressful when your child is sick, glad he is on the mend now!

  37. Laura Wells
    December 23, 2019 / 3:27 pm

    The influencer award evening sounds great and that you had a glam night!

  38. Laura Wells
    December 23, 2019 / 3:27 pm

    The influencer award evening sounds great and that you had a glam night!

  39. paula cheadle
    December 24, 2019 / 12:19 am

    He is growing up fast, they don’t stay babies for long

  40. Kirsteen Mackay
    December 24, 2019 / 8:39 am

    That MASSIVE Kitchenaid is incredible! And the wall of Kitchenaid’s is fabulous too! Glad you’re feeling better. Have a lovely Christmas!

  41. Susan B
    December 24, 2019 / 10:00 am

    Oh, what a worry it is when children are unwell. Pleased that your Baba has recovered in time for Christmas. Enjoyed your summary of what was still an eventful month for you.

  42. paula cheadle
    December 24, 2019 / 11:01 am

    Too many viruses going around at the moment, hope Baba is feeling better

  43. Theresa THomas
    December 24, 2019 / 1:48 pm

    Glad he’s better now. Children seem to pick everything this time of year

  44. Rachel Craig
    December 24, 2019 / 11:59 pm

    Life Long Learning.

  45. Sian Buckingham
    December 25, 2019 / 1:35 am

    So glad he’s feeling better now!

  46. Joanie S
    December 25, 2019 / 8:14 am

    Glad little one is better, wishing you all a happy Christmas, lovely post

  47. Tracy Higgs
    December 25, 2019 / 12:37 pm

    What a worrying time, glad to hear your little one is on the mend. Have a lovely Christmas.

  48. paula cheadle
    December 25, 2019 / 12:43 pm

    I hope that he is feeling better. Hope you are having a good Christmas day

  49. natalie s
    December 25, 2019 / 2:49 pm

    Hope the little one is feeling much better now lots of love

  50. Justine Meyer
    December 25, 2019 / 7:39 pm

    It’s awful when the kids are ill, you wish you could take it away from them

  51. Sara Holt
    December 26, 2019 / 2:13 am

    It’s awful when they are poorly?
    I find it really difficult as our youngest struggles with his speech and doesnt know how to tell us so usually end up feeling like the worst parents when we realise what is actually wrong, we know when hes not right but he cant tell us in what way.
    So much going round right now too, our school has already had to close before Christmas due to a norovirus outbreak. Glad your little one is better ?

  52. sarah morris
    December 26, 2019 / 8:28 am

    Hope he is feeling better and you have had a wonderful Xmas

  53. claire woods
    December 26, 2019 / 9:22 am

    Hope you had a happy Christmas.

  54. natalie s
    December 26, 2019 / 12:51 pm

    Hope baby bear is better now xxx

  55. Eve H Ogden
    December 26, 2019 / 2:54 pm

    Lots of horrible illnesses going about just lately

  56. Gemma Hendry
    December 26, 2019 / 7:04 pm

    Visiting the snowman looks like a definate highlight

  57. Briony Jones
    December 26, 2019 / 10:38 pm

    So glad that handsome little lad of yours is feeling better. He definitely looks ready for school, tho I must say, a little early. Proper eager beaver you have there.

  58. sandy lynn ralph
    December 26, 2019 / 10:40 pm

    aw bless him , im glad he is getting better

  59. Georgie Wright
    December 26, 2019 / 10:50 pm

    Glad you’re both feeling better, looks like you had fun in November otherwise though!

  60. Nicki Simpson
    December 26, 2019 / 10:52 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better….hubby and I have both come down with horrendous colds over the festive season

  61. Patricia Avery
    December 27, 2019 / 1:15 pm

    I always find November a hard month to get through without the added problems that illness in the family brings. Hope you were all well to enjoy Christmas.

  62. James Travis
    December 27, 2019 / 3:31 pm

    Hope he is better now bless him. And hope you had a great Christmas

  63. Hannah Rowley
    December 27, 2019 / 5:36 pm

    Glad your little boy is feeling better x

  64. Maddalena Dalton
    December 27, 2019 / 8:36 pm

    Love the kitchen Aid

  65. Terrie-Ann Wright
    December 27, 2019 / 11:33 pm

    Glad he is back on the mend!best ofnluck that you get the first school of choice!

  66. Susan B
    December 28, 2019 / 10:03 am

    ‘I was not really good with my diet and exercise…’ It doesn’t matter over Christmas and New Year. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves and that you start afresh in the New Year.

  67. Rich Tyler
    December 28, 2019 / 10:17 am

    Bless, hope your Christmas was magical

  68. December 28, 2019 / 10:41 am

    Re-reading your column reminds me that November was pretty much a wash-out health wise for me too. A chronic chest infection is refusing to clear, despite antibiotics and steriods being thrown at it, and last month it turned into laryginitis. I lost my voice for a full four weeks and although I can now speak again, I still don’t really feel 100% right!

  69. Amy Jo McLellan
    December 28, 2019 / 2:39 pm

    Sounds like a tough month! But I must say that that wall of mixers looks fab! I hope December is better for you.

  70. Natalie moore
    December 28, 2019 / 8:20 pm

    Hate it when my LG is poorly nothing worse when you feel so helpless

  71. Rebecca Mercer
    December 29, 2019 / 8:49 am

    So glad he’s feeling better and exciting time starting school

  72. Ali Fanstone
    December 29, 2019 / 10:43 am

    hope all is well now, unfortunatly bugs spread like wildfire around school

  73. Susan B
    December 29, 2019 / 11:43 am

    Hard to believe that your Baba is due to start school in September. I imagine he will be getting more excited about it as it draws closer.

  74. Stacey Gahan
    December 29, 2019 / 12:33 pm

    Hope he is all better now and enjoyed xmas!

  75. Gemma Massey
    December 29, 2019 / 4:59 pm

    Glad he is feeling better now, nothing worse x

  76. Janis Mcalinden
    December 29, 2019 / 8:02 pm

    Glad he is on the mend

  77. Sarah Roberts
    December 29, 2019 / 9:46 pm

    So glad he’s feeling better its so scary when they are ill!

  78. Susan B
    December 30, 2019 / 2:31 am

    Yes, your Ted Baker dress is gorgeous. Very glamorous!
    Look forward to reading your summary for December and how you and your Baba enjoyed Christmas.

  79. Sheila Sloan
    December 30, 2019 / 4:12 am

    So pleased he’s feeling better.

  80. Jackie L
    December 30, 2019 / 5:47 pm

    So glad he’s feeling better – sick children can be a worry.

  81. Hannah Rowley
    December 30, 2019 / 10:17 pm

    Glad he is feeling better now x

  82. paula cheadle
    December 31, 2019 / 7:01 am

    Everything stops when you’re little ones get ill, glad things are back to normal again

  83. angie pickering
    December 31, 2019 / 8:35 am

    Horrible when your child is ill

  84. paula cheadle
    January 1, 2020 / 3:35 am

    It will be a big change for you both when he goes to se

  85. Susan B
    January 1, 2020 / 6:44 am

    I am loving the Kitchenaid displays. You obviously had fun!

  86. Becca M
    January 1, 2020 / 12:31 pm

    Aw hope you enjoyed Christmas together!

  87. Samantha Butler
    January 1, 2020 / 3:55 pm

    It can be such a worry but its good to hear on the mend 🙂 xx

  88. Sharon Pittuck
    January 1, 2020 / 9:12 pm

    I’m happy he’s feeling better. 🙂

  89. Pam Smith
    January 2, 2020 / 8:02 am

    It’s horrid when they’re poorly…you feel so useless

  90. Mrs Lorne Bedford
    January 2, 2020 / 10:30 am

    So happy to hear that your little boy is better now, hope he enjoys school

  91. paula cheadle
    January 2, 2020 / 12:16 pm

    You worry so much when you’re little ones are not very well

  92. Vicky Sanders
    January 2, 2020 / 5:28 pm

    Glad he’s feeling better, sending love <3

  93. January 2, 2020 / 6:29 pm

    I’m so glad your little one is better now

  94. Hannah Rowley
    January 2, 2020 / 7:56 pm

    Aww glad he is feeling better xx

  95. Gaynor Vincent
    January 3, 2020 / 7:36 am

    Glad little man is feeling better – loved you test driving the car too!

  96. Carolyn E
    January 3, 2020 / 2:07 pm

    A kitchen aid mixer would definitely not me me diet. I think I would be cooking enough to feed all the neighbours with daily cake and treats.

  97. Ruth Wollerton
    January 3, 2020 / 6:02 pm

    So glad he is feeling better xxx

  98. Elaine Skye
    January 3, 2020 / 7:18 pm

    Worrying time for you, pleased he’s feeling better.

  99. Deborah Clarke
    January 4, 2020 / 4:40 am

    What a relief that he is on the mend . Looks like nothing will hold him back!

  100. Tracy Gladman
    January 4, 2020 / 8:51 am

    Hate when kids are poorly. Hope he’s feeling better.

  101. Hayley Todd
    January 4, 2020 / 9:36 am

    What a busy month you had! It is horrid when little ones are poorly and you are helpless to make them better.

  102. Denise walton
    January 4, 2020 / 12:23 pm

    I love your pics especially the kitchen aids and I’m glad your little one is on the mend

  103. Lisa Mcalley
    January 4, 2020 / 1:48 pm

    Crap time of year to be ill I hope he’s in better heath Happy New Year x

  104. paula cheadle
    January 5, 2020 / 12:34 pm

    The kitchen mixer would make a record breaking size cake

  105. Hannah Rowley
    January 5, 2020 / 2:44 pm

    Aww glad he is feeling better now xx

  106. renata122
    January 5, 2020 / 6:34 pm

    it is always terrible
    when your baby is sick!! Happy to hear he is alright now!!

  107. Natalie moore
    January 5, 2020 / 8:09 pm

    Bless him nothin worse than your children being ill x

  108. paula cheadle
    January 6, 2020 / 12:19 am

    love the photo with all the kitchen mixers

  109. Hannah Rowley
    January 6, 2020 / 8:57 am

    Aww hope he is feeling better xx

  110. Rebecca Heminway
    January 6, 2020 / 4:44 pm

    Hope you got a proper rest over Christmas and the whole family is feeling healthy again! 🙂

  111. Sarah Roberts
    January 7, 2020 / 12:30 am

    Oh dear! glad he’s feeling better now nothing worse watching your little ones ill

  112. Hannah Rowley
    January 7, 2020 / 11:35 am

    Happy new year! Glad he is feeling better x

  113. CRAIG Boneham
    January 7, 2020 / 1:34 pm

    Glad he’s feeling better

  114. natalie s
    January 7, 2020 / 6:54 pm

    Hope he had a good rest over the winter break and is fighting fit for a new term ahead!

    January 7, 2020 / 10:09 pm

    well, what a crazy few weeks you’ve had. I’m glad he’s on the mend and hope things continue to go well.

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