Bonjour lecteurs! I can not believe we are officially starting May!!! The weather has been pretty horrendous this week. But thankfully, it has not changed my mood much, despite being at home. Ok I admit, I am looking forward to the end of the lockdown and you? April 2020 was quiet in the sense that there were no social events. But it did not stop us from having fun! In my new monthly highlights, I feature an ode to nature. But I also speak about being in the press ?Bonne lecture!
An Ode To Nature
I already mentioned it in my March 2020 highlights, but I must write a proper ode to nature today!
Because of the current situation, I am being so grateful for living in Kent right now! Back in 2018, when we left London for this new life in the country, I cried many times.
Back then, I was not sure it was the right decision for us.
But in times like aujourd’hui, I am so happy to live here! No more tears, don’t worry ? I eventually got to enjoy our new life.
But we discovered so many gorgeous places to walk and explore!
My favourite one was definitely going to King’s Wood in Challock. It was so stunning with the bluebells! If you ever come down to Kent, check out visitashfordtenterden for some beautiful places to visit in the area!
En plus, we also came across some gems on our doorstep that I never imagined before!
Having Fun At Home
But enough of me talking about the Garden of England! Soon, I will get started on me meeting Mr Darcy ?
We also learned and played at home beaucoup!
I must say that Baba is currently living his best life. The cute monsieur is certainly enjoying the extra attention while not being at the nursery.
We love doing role-plays and watch an extra dose of cartoons!
He also enjoyed himself in the garden. Trust me, I am becoming an expert at golf! ?
And because life should not stop with COVID19, we decided to treat ourselves to an afternoon tea à la maison!
Indeed, we are a big fan of the Secret Garden. The lovely restaurant offers afternoon teas and other yummy cakes for taking away.
So we ordered one that we enjoyed at home.
It was so lovely! Bien sûr, it would have been better at the actual restaurant, but we made the most of it! And this way, we supported some local business we really love.
Baba was not to complain. As you can see, he made the most of it! And moi aussi! The scale will not be happy about this one, but so be it!
Features In the Press
Enfin, I can not finish my April 2020 highlights without mentioning that I got featured twice in the press this month.
It is not such a big deal, but I am somehow proud of it.
Because of the current situation, I have not had much work lately… The downside of being a freelancer I suppose…
So it really made my day when I got asked by Hello Magazine to share tips on entertaining kids and finding me-time during the lockdown.
I said ‘oui’ straight away!
The piece for the Sun about nurseries potentially closing down was also close to my heart.
Have a look at both articles if you fancy, I linked them!
April 2020 – Still Some Happy Moments
Looking back at what we did in April 2020, I am surprise to see that we still managed to have quite a lot of fun despite the lockdown.
When it all started in March, I was really worried about the consequences it will have on my capacity to work with Baba at home.
But actually, I still achieved so much!
And we made more beautiful memories as a family.
Baba has proven to be very independent once more and I am quite happy with what we did.
I am not going to lie, I am looking forward to some normal life (or kind of!).
But we have some good routines in place. And I more determined than ever to keep working with my favourite French babe by my sides!
How are you currently feeling about the lockdown? Do you manage well homeschooling while working?
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 on our life. Merci for reading my blog as always!?
Love where you live – great for exploring and fun – challenging times for all but we will get through this
The photos in the bluebell wood are lovely. I’m glad you are now enjoying where you live.
The most difficult thing for me is not being with my grandchildren, thank goodness for Smart phones though so I can see them and talk to them!
Another interesting month for you, despite the lockdown. Some lovely photos and Baba is looking quite grown up.
Lovely where you live love the nature photo’s . I’ll be glad when it’s all over as I’m missing my grandson too much and can’t wait to be able to take him on nature walks x
Lovely photo’s. Your afternoon tea looks amazing.
Beautiful place. I remember holidays as a child in “The Garden of England” I’m not having to keep young children entertained as mine are grown.
I do have grandchildren and 2 I help bring up with Granna duties! Miss them greatly. I facetime with our DiL every couple of days so I can see them.
Eldest son is working from home so thats a relief there is no change in their income and they are no worse off as DiL is furloughed.
The photos in the bluebell wood are stunning!
Afternoon tea looks fab!
King’s Wood looks lovely
Oh my goodness the afternoon tea looks wonderful.
Aww beautiful pictures!! Your little baba looks super happy with himself and it’s great to see.
I must admit since this lockdown we have really enjoyed our garden more than ever and we love exploring on our country walks, you can’t beat nature.