November 2021 – Family Time & London Baby!

Bonjour lecteurs! Time to reflect on last month! Désolée my November Monthly Highlights are indeed quite late! I would usually write it the first week of the month. But I was busy with all our 2021 Frenchie Xmas Giveaways 😊 If you have not entered all my festive competitions yet, can I tempt you now to have a look? We have £1900 Worth Of Goods To Win here! There are 13 fabulous prizes!

A Weekend in Camber Sands

November 2021 started with a beautiful weekend in Camber Sands.

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Beach Days, Camber Sands

We love this plage on the South- East coast, so it was lovely to be back for an autumnal stay.

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Beach Days, Camber Sands, Cloud Cabin

For the occasion, we stayed at the quirky and très rose Cloud Cabin.

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Beach Days, Camber Sands, Cloud Cabin

We made the most of the beach, had fish and chips and even did some fireworks à la plage at night time. We had so much fun!

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Beach Days, Camber Sands

And the day before, Stanley attended his first-ever birthday party too! There were none last year, so what an exciting start to the month!

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Beach Days, Camber Sands, Cloud Cabin

We took l’opportunité to spend the day in Rye and enjoyed some lovely food at the Union Rye.

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Rye, the Union Rye

I could not recommend it more. It’s stunning, the food is délicieuse and the service impeccable.

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Rye, the Union Rye

Nature & Craft

We came back home happy and rested on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

We finished the weekend with a walk in a nearby village and we encountered some friendly horses on the way.

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Rye, Kent Life, Country Walks

The rest of the week was full of learning (back to school for Stanley!) and crafts. We started early on our Christmas ones.

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Family Time, Crafts

I also made the most of my bike before the leaves were all gone. So many yellow memories like this one!

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life, Country Walks

Big Decisions

Big decisions were made too…

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life, Family Time, Chanel

Stanley got a haircut!!! Exit the fluffy and soft bland hair! He now looks like a grown-up boy!

It’s crazy what difference makes a new hairstyle.

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life, Family Time, Haircut

And I also made some important décisions with my work. I have a new project to work on part-time on top of my freelance work!

I am so excited about it. I will be honest, I actually considered giving up altogether at some point and doing something else.

But I thought beaucoup about it and decided to carry on the Frenchie Mummy blog and my Instagram.

City of London

But after all these Kentish adventures, it was time to go back to our old life in London!

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, London Weekend, Liverpool Street, Andaz London Liverpool Street

Well almost! We are not moving back to the city, but we had a lovely weekend there, staying at the so gorgeous Andaz Liverpool Street.

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, London Weekend, Liverpool Street, Andaz London Liverpool Street

Not only did we have an amazing room, but we also had fun in the heart of London.

We went to the Museum of London and it was so interesting!

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, London Weekend, Liverpool Street, Andaz London Liverpool Street, Museum of London

Have you ever been? I truly recommend it.

Weekend In Hackney

The following week, we were back in town in the super trendy part of Hackney! We even visited the farm after some delicious lunch at Haché.

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, London Weekend, Shoredicth, Haché

Indeed, we enjoyed a Parisian-style brunch with a ‘make your own’ Elderflower Spritz Cocktail Kit.

The brand is giving you the chance to win a trip for 2 to Paris!!! Isn’t it fun?

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, London Weekend, Shoredicth, Mama Shelter London, Hackney

And we stayed at Mama Shelter in its cool rooms. It was like being kids again with Tweety & Sylvester.

Read my full review here if you fancy.

London Days

Having two fabulous weekends in London reminded me of the good old days.

I lived in the city for 10 years and I have so many fabulous memories.

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, London Weekend, Shoredicth, Mama Shelter London, Hackney

It’s funny because I actually had this feeling it was going to be my life as soon as I arrived. Well, I dreamed about it but I did not realise it would come true!

Anyway, Stanley is a true Londoner at heart and he loved being in town, stopping by Hamleys, and having an afternoon tea at the gorgeous Rubens At the Palace.

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, London Weekend, Hamleys

You can also win An Afternoon Tea At The Rubens Hotel. Click here to see my Frenchie Xmas Competition!!

Feeling Ready For Xmas

The last week of November was all about getting festive already!

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life, Country Walks

Indeed, we got our Xmas jumpers out. We even made one for Grumpy Boyfriend! Stanley loved doing it.

With more cold walks in the country to get some fresh air.

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life, Country Walks

But also some extra cuddles to our lapin Chanel. The little lady is taking more and more space in our hearts and we are so happy to have a pet!

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life, Country Walks

We also visited Christmas At Bedgebury for its annual lights display and it was so much fun!

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, Kent Life, Bedgebury at Christmas

What a fabulous way to end the month!

November 2021 – Family Time & London Baby!

November 2021 was a blast with many lovely weekends with my boys.

I am honest with you, I know how lucky I am with my job to have so many fabulous opportunités. Looking back at all the experiences we had last month, I feel ever so grateful for what I have.

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, London Weekend, Hamleys, Brio

But being a content creator, a micro-influencer (or whatever you want to call it!) also has its downside.

I have lost a bit of my mojo over the last few weeks and I was not sure it was for me anymore.

Even looked at some local teaching jobs! Argh… But I decided it would be a shame to quit it all. After all, I have built a great community here over the last 5 years or so.

November 2021, Monthly Highlights, The Frenchie Mummy, London Weekend

So I am still here 😂 But I will also start a new project on the side. Not sure how it is going to go, but there might be times when I am quiet on here or on my Instagram.

Either way, I will still have some of the best competitions for you and I will tell you all about the cool places to see in Kent and London! Wish me luck!

What are your plans for Xmas? What are your 2022 Goals?

                                                                      🎄 Joyeux Noël & Bonne Année 2022!!🎄

 

 

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.

 

33 Comments

  1. MARIA ROGERS
    December 16, 2021 / 11:57 am

    I love your blog! I went to college to learn how to create a blog and get some IT skills, when the teacher asked me what site inspired me, I gave them your website blog www. and the whole class was looking at it on screen as an example of a great website and blog, one that I could aspire to be as good as. Mine never became a reality as I am so scared of tech and a technophobe, I am in my 50’s and we never grew up with all this I.T. and I fear my tech knowledge or lack of would ruin my blog. BUT thanks for being such an inspiration and a great website, good enough to show as an example in an I.T class at college!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      Author
      December 17, 2021 / 9:19 am

      Oh thank you so much Maria! That really cheered me up today! I needed it after finding out my family can’t come over for Xmas. You should definitely have a go at your blog! I am a big technophobe too and I still manage the minimum. You should try? If I can, you can definitely do it too 🙂

  2. Priscilla Stubbs
    December 16, 2021 / 6:35 pm

    What a great set of photos, you are both so photogenic

    • Cecile Blaireau
      Author
      December 17, 2021 / 9:15 am

      oh thank you 🙂 I am not always photogenic but that is very kind of you

  3. MARK HOPKINS
    December 16, 2021 / 6:49 pm

    It looks like you had so much fun. I bet the little one loved Hanley’s.

  4. ashleigh allan
    December 17, 2021 / 11:13 am

    Sounds great!

  5. Jen
    December 17, 2021 / 10:37 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun was had!

  6. A.E. ADKINS
    December 17, 2021 / 11:46 pm

    Another fab break for you all, great to share it with you

  7. Laura
    December 18, 2021 / 11:57 pm

    I love visiting London although we took our twins last year when they were 2 and I found the underground really hard to work out which had accessible stations, we ended up getting the bus most places

  8. DANIELLE V
    December 19, 2021 / 10:05 am

    Wow you had such a fab November – Chanel is such a sweetheart! Ive just read on insta that your family cannot visit from France because of covis restrictions. Im so sorry – I cannot imagine how hard it is for you.

    • Cecile Blaireau
      Author
      December 20, 2021 / 9:30 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Xmas will be very different indeed, but it is so out of my control 🙁 Hope you have a good one!

  9. Kelly
    December 19, 2021 / 11:32 am

    Your little boy is so cute 😍

  10. Sandra Chambers
    December 19, 2021 / 7:18 pm

    I bet your little ones gad sooo much fun in Hamleys

  11. Laura
    December 20, 2021 / 12:27 am

    There are so many nice experiences for children in London

  12. Laura
    December 20, 2021 / 12:33 am

    We will be staying at home this Christmas as it will be the last one in our current house before we move next year

  13. Laura
    December 20, 2021 / 12:44 am

    My goal for 2022 is to get more organised so when we are moved we will have less clutter

  14. Sarah tulley
    December 24, 2021 / 10:52 am

    Lovely photos, I love London! 🙂

  15. Janine Atkin
    December 25, 2021 / 6:44 pm

    looks like you had a lovely time

  16. justine meyer
    December 26, 2021 / 12:09 pm

    My son loves London and all he shows and has just been back for the first time in over two years due to Covid

  17. Patricia Avery
    December 26, 2021 / 12:36 pm

    You have made some lovely memories together. You will cherish them forever.

  18. Ellen Stafford
    December 27, 2021 / 8:58 pm

    Looks like you had a great time.

  19. Alana Hebenton
    December 27, 2021 / 9:50 pm

    This is definitely on my 2022 staycation list

  20. Emma England
    December 28, 2021 / 8:08 am

    What a busy time you’ve had. Looks like you had a fab time in London.

  21. Sally Collingwood
    December 28, 2021 / 11:26 am

    Wow, great family day out

  22. Sally Collingwood
    December 28, 2021 / 12:56 pm

    This is so amazing!

  23. Jeanette leighton
    December 28, 2021 / 4:00 pm

    Looks fantastic am in desperate need for a holiday lately.

  24. Gemma Jordan
    December 28, 2021 / 8:30 pm

    Your little man is adorable

  25. karen hutchinson
    December 28, 2021 / 10:28 pm

    the cloud cabin sounds amazing- great name

  26. Emma Hussain
    December 29, 2021 / 6:51 am

    Sounds great there

  27. Michelle Ferguson
    December 29, 2021 / 1:41 pm

    So pleased you decided to carry on with your blog, one of the best with great prizes

  28. Kim Willing
    December 29, 2021 / 7:57 pm

    Camber Sands looks lovely and I’m glad you had a great day out in London, so much to do. Lovely photos and a great reminder of a lovely time for you.

  29. Kim W
    December 29, 2021 / 8:02 pm

    I loved days out in London, so much to do. Live in the country now but we used to go to the theatre and meal, really lovely. Glad you had a good time.

  30. Kim W
    December 29, 2021 / 8:07 pm

    Beautiful photos to treasure on your blog. Hope you don’t give it up.

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