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.
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!
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.
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 la… I looked so French! 🙂
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!
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!
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.
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.
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…
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!
Si glad yiu are on the mend – onwards and upwards
So glad he is on the mend!
I am gglad he is feeling better now!
Aww just hate it when little ones are ill so glad he’s getting better
I’m glad to hear things are healthier with your family. You looked fabulous at the awards, I really love that dress on you
Glad to hear he is feeling better.
I’m sorry to hear your son was ill, and glad he is feeling better now.
So glad he is feeling better now, nothing worse than a poorly baba!
The winter months always bring bugs and sniffles but im glad all is well!!
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!
Glad he’s feeling better, it is always worrying when the little ones are ill
It’s heartbreaking when our little ones are ill. So glad he is on the mend now though!
Glad he’s on the mend now!
Very big step going to school. hope it goes well!
I’m glad he’s doing better now, schools are a breeding ground for germs
I’m on flu number two this winter so far
It is such a worry when little ones are sick
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.
Being ill is the worst :S
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!
LOVE your Ted Baker dress! It looks absolutely lush 🙂
Glad hes feeling a bit better now, theres nothing worse, especially at this time of year!
The giant Kitchen Aid is hilarious! I would have so much fun with that!
Thats good to hear that he is on the mend
It is such a worry when children get ill. I am so glad that he has recovered now.
Sounds stressful, glad he’s better now.
Glad your little one is feeling much better now, and hope he is looking forward to Christmas!
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
It looks like you had fun with the kitchen aid.
Glad your son is better now.
glad little man is better, looks like you had some lovely days out…very nice
Glad he’s better now. I love the polka dot dress!
There have been some truly awful viruses around this winter. I am a preschool teacher and haven’t felt really well in weeks.
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.
I’m glad your son is better, my kids get so many bugs from school. Hope you all have a healthy Christmas
Must be so stressful when your child is sick, glad he is on the mend now!
The influencer award evening sounds great and that you had a glam night!
The influencer award evening sounds great and that you had a glam night!
He is growing up fast, they don’t stay babies for long
That MASSIVE Kitchenaid is incredible! And the wall of Kitchenaid’s is fabulous too! Glad you’re feeling better. Have a lovely Christmas!
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.
Too many viruses going around at the moment, hope Baba is feeling better
Glad he’s better now. Children seem to pick everything this time of year
Life Long Learning.
So glad he’s feeling better now!
Glad little one is better, wishing you all a happy Christmas, lovely post
What a worrying time, glad to hear your little one is on the mend. Have a lovely Christmas.
I hope that he is feeling better. Hope you are having a good Christmas day
Hope the little one is feeling much better now lots of love
It’s awful when the kids are ill, you wish you could take it away from them
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 ?
Hope he is feeling better and you have had a wonderful Xmas
Hope you had a happy Christmas.
Hope baby bear is better now xxx
Lots of horrible illnesses going about just lately
Visiting the snowman looks like a definate highlight
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.
aw bless him , im glad he is getting better
Glad you’re both feeling better, looks like you had fun in November otherwise though!
Glad you’re feeling better….hubby and I have both come down with horrendous colds over the festive season
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.
Hope he is better now bless him. And hope you had a great Christmas
Glad he is better now bless him xx
Glad your little boy is feeling better x
Love the kitchen Aid
Glad he is back on the mend!best ofnluck that you get the first school of choice!
‘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.
Bless, hope your Christmas was magical
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!
Sounds like a tough month! But I must say that that wall of mixers looks fab! I hope December is better for you.
Hate it when my LG is poorly nothing worse when you feel so helpless
So glad he’s feeling better and exciting time starting school
hope all is well now, unfortunatly bugs spread like wildfire around school
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.
Hope he is all better now and enjoyed xmas!
Glad he is feeling better now, nothing worse x
Glad he is on the mend
So glad he’s feeling better its so scary when they are ill!
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.
So pleased he’s feeling better.
So glad he’s feeling better – sick children can be a worry.
Glad he is feeling better now x
Everything stops when you’re little ones get ill, glad things are back to normal again
Horrible when your child is ill
It will be a big change for you both when he goes to se
I am loving the Kitchenaid displays. You obviously had fun!
Aw hope you enjoyed Christmas together!
It can be such a worry but its good to hear on the mend 🙂 xx
I’m happy he’s feeling better. 🙂
It’s horrid when they’re poorly…you feel so useless
So happy to hear that your little boy is better now, hope he enjoys school
You worry so much when you’re little ones are not very well
Glad he’s feeling better, sending love <3
I’m so glad your little one is better now
Aww glad he is feeling better xx
Glad little man is feeling better – loved you test driving the car too!
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.
So glad he is feeling better xxx
Worrying time for you, pleased he’s feeling better.
What a relief that he is on the mend . Looks like nothing will hold him back!
Hate when kids are poorly. Hope he’s feeling better.
What a busy month you had! It is horrid when little ones are poorly and you are helpless to make them better.
I love your pics especially the kitchen aids and I’m glad your little one is on the mend
Crap time of year to be ill I hope he’s in better heath Happy New Year x
The kitchen mixer would make a record breaking size cake
Aww glad he is feeling better now xx
it is always terrible
when your baby is sick!! Happy to hear he is alright now!!
Bless him nothin worse than your children being ill x
love the photo with all the kitchen mixers
Aww hope he is feeling better xx
Hope you got a proper rest over Christmas and the whole family is feeling healthy again! 🙂
Oh dear! glad he’s feeling better now nothing worse watching your little ones ill
Happy new year! Glad he is feeling better x
Glad he’s feeling better
Hope he had a good rest over the winter break and is fighting fit for a new term ahead!
well, what a crazy few weeks you’ve had. I’m glad he’s on the mend and hope things continue to go well.