September 2021 – Back To Business & School Time!

Bonjour lecteurs! September 2021 has been such a productive month! After a lovely summer with the boys and many adventures, it was time to get back to business! How was it for you to return to routines? Do your little ones like their new teacher? All our Frenchie adventures are in our last monthly highlights here!

Back To School & Beach

And just like that, the summer break was officially over. Baba started in year 1 with a new teacher and new school routines to follow.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent

He seems to have settled in nicely and he loves his new teacher. Happy days!

I made it a habit to do some extra learning with him after school.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Beach Day

But when the days were sunnier (yes, it happened at the start of September!), we headed to the beach 🏖

Country Adventures

And the following week, we carried on our adventures in the country with more walks.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Country Walk

I found so many new lovely places on my bike, I wanted to come back with the boys.

When not out and about, we made the most of a hot tube à la maison.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Hot Tube

Autumn was getting ready slowly. There is nothing better than getting some fresh air to start the day.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Hot Tube

We also went to the beautiful Belmont House for its annual Woodest Festival.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Woodfest Festival

Among nature (and alpacas!), we enjoyed some woodcrafts and more.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Woodfest Festival

Finding Harmony

It was really busy with work as I got more projects.

So I also took the time to slow down. Trying to reach 10K steps a day.

It keeps my mind relaxed and also find extra inspiration when needed.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Country Walks

How often do you go for a walk? I try to do it each morning after the school drop-off.

One of my fave routes in September 2021 has to be one next to Lympne Castle.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Country Walks, Lympne Castle

To Grumpy Boyfriend’s despair, there was a wedding fair 🤣 He is totally allergic to the shebang!

Fairytales

But Stanley pretended to be a knight, so he loves it!

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Country Walks, Lympne Castle

It was so exciting for him he is currently learning all about fairytales at school.

So une visite au château was mre than appropriate for the occasion.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Country Walks, Van Gogh Immersive Experience

My own conte de fée? I got to see the Van Gogh Immersive Experience and it was absolutely AMAZING. I really recommend booking your tickets if you are yet to see it.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Country Walks, Van Gogh Immersive Experience

One of the best exhibitions I have seen in a long time!

Immersive Gatsby

I  also had a night out in London with Grumpy Boyfriend to see the beautiful Immersive Gatsby.

It was so good to be back in London.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Country Walks, Immersive Gatsby

And to enjoy some cocktails in our beloved Mayfair cocktail bar.

But we had a bad surprise coming back home on Saturday. The petrol panic buying started off on Friday night and we really struggle to find some to get home…

But The Show Must Go On

But we made it eventually! Yet to be sorted out as I type those words…

Not that it stopped me to enjoy a really good spa day at the Granary Spa.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Country Walks, The Granary Spa

I actually cycled there. Another part of Ashford I want to explore more on my bike when the weather is getting sunnier.

Such a relaxing massage! I needed it as I tend to spend a lot of time on my laptop or my phone.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Maison Lejaby

Not great for my posture.

September 2021 – Back To Business

September 2021 was such a succés.

Because I planned carefully our weekends, I felt more organisée.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent

I feel I was more productive.  Now reflecting back on September 2021, I realised that I have a better-balanced lifestyle.

Thanks to my freelance job, I get to work around my family. I have found the right harmony with my schedule.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Playmobil

Literally, I am buzzing at the minute despite the weather being miserable and the petrol crisis not being over.

September 2021, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent

I hope you also got to get back to business and your routines are now back in full swing?

 

Are you looking forward to Autumn? What are your plans over half-term?

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.

 

12 Comments

  1. lynn neal
    October 4, 2021 / 8:00 pm

    Wow you have had so many fantstic adventures ,I look forward to seeing what you do in the Autumn!

  2. Margaret Gallagher
    October 5, 2021 / 1:57 am

    Beautiful read – fairy tales will continue forever

  3. ashleigh allan
    October 5, 2021 / 9:35 am

    We are having a few nights away

  4. Jeanette Leighton
    October 5, 2021 / 11:10 am

    My children are enjoying being back in school apart from Charlie my son having a constant cold !

  5. Priscilla Stubbs
    October 5, 2021 / 1:07 pm

    You certainly had a wonderful summer, so much packed in such a variety of places to visit and things to do .

  6. MARIA ROGERS
    October 5, 2021 / 5:24 pm

    I love all the autumnal colors. I live overlooking a park with a conker tree just outside my window and enjoy watching the squirrels gather up the conkers and stash them away ready for winter.

  7. Georgina Prince
    October 6, 2021 / 8:51 am

    I wish i had more motivation to try and reach 10k a day, i go through phases of being really motivated and then soooo lazy! x

  8. Valerie Seal
    October 7, 2021 / 2:32 pm

    Some beautiful photographs.

  9. Diana Barker
    October 8, 2021 / 10:36 am

    Looks like you had lots of fun

  10. Pam Gregory
    October 9, 2021 / 1:54 pm

    Looks like you both had a wonderful summer holidays!

  11. Rich Tyler
    October 10, 2021 / 1:58 pm

    Great holiday(s)

  12. Carol Thomas
    October 13, 2021 / 1:48 am

    Our two grandsons are back at chool so just our granddaughter to look after during the day. She starts pre nursery in the New Year and full-time nursery next September. The time just flies

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