Bonjour lecteurs! Time to share with you my monthly highlights. After publishing another crazy series of Back to School Giveaways, it is time for a post plus personnel! I did not do it earlier because we had our competitions and I am actually trying to work less at the weekends and enjoy some special time with the boys instead! August 2020 taught me the importance to slow down. Ready to see what we were up to this Summer?
August 2020 started with a bang! Indeed, I officially turned 35! Eek! As we were just back from Crete, we did it low key this year.
Grumpy Boyfriend booked us a table at the gorgeous Pig and Sty and I enjoyed a pizza!
The staff was so sweet! They even surprised me with a brownie ‘happy birthday’ dessert. And we enjoyed the rest of the day on our scooters with Baba!
It was lovely!
Some Time At Home
The rest of the week was spent at home, playing, reading…
But also learning in the garden! And bien sûr, we went every day to local parks to blow off some steam.
We had some glorious sunny days and decided to make the most of it! The other half of the month was a bit busier for us.
The Potting Shed in Maidstone
Indeed, we had a lovely weekend at the Potting Shed in Maidstone. After a visit to our fave playground in the area, Mote Park, we stopped at the Elite Pubs Bed and Breakfast for a mini night away.
What a gorgeous evening! Here again, more family time with my favourite boys and some yummy food!
While we were there, we enjoyed driving the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro S. More time at the park and we also caught up with some friends we have have not seen for too long!
The third week was clearly dedicated to Baba with games, visiting local places and fun times outdoors!
Our Trip To Oakham & Warwickshire
We then took a few days off to discover the East Midlands and Warwickshire.
We had such a lovely time at the Wisteria Hotel!
Au programme, some more yummy food but also some playtime at the local playground!
Oui! I know! What a fab month for Baba!
We also stayed two nights in Leamington Spa and discovered a bit Warwickshire.
If you are in the area, I really recommend Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden.
We had such a blast! Me pretending to be a princess and Baba, well…
Not being a very good knight actually ? He was more interested in running around!
Never mind! I managed to have some romantic time with Grumpy Boyfriend at the drive-in cinema at the Ashford Designer Outlet!
You need to try this once! Seriously! It was so cool to watch a movie in the car like the old days!!!
And for the rest of the week, it was back to our favourite… The park and local places bien sûr!
August 2020 – Break Break Break
Doesn’t look like August was exciting for us? Well, I really slowed down and enjoyed simple things last month!
August was full of bike rides too. Not a single pictures because usually, I try to just enjoy nature and the experience overall. I sometimes share some stories on my Instagram.
But it is also nice to be off the phone.
I had a couple of mini-breaks like that over August 2020 and I don’t feel even guilty about it. It was not bad to have the laptop off.
Reflection On August 2020
Ultimately, I did not achieve much in August, nor had many work projects. But I have the feeling many of us wanted to just relax a bit and enjoy simple things in life.
If anything, 2020 probably taught us that life is not that much of a race and the culture of being busy for the sake of it might be a bit of an illusion…
Don’t we say ‘Carpe Diem‘ or ‘Seize The Day‘? Well, that is exactly what I did and it was nice!
Plus, we got ready to start school in September! But that is another story I will surely tell you all about in my future September 2020 highlights!
For now, wishing you a fab week ahead!
I hope you had a good summer and you are now ready to rock the new season!
Did you take it slowly too this Summer? Do you feel that you are enjoying more simple things now? What memories did you make with your family?
Disclosure: This post features some sponsored content I published last month but it is merely a list of my highlights of the month! A post for me to remember what we have been up to!
What a great trip you had!!
Lots of great pictures – looks like lots of fun.
Glad you had fun – amazing time for all
one day –you must get the grumpy boyfriend in a picture
Woah what a sweet ride!
Great photos of you both and you’ve made the most of the summer despite the current problems
Sounds like lots of lovely times.
Great pics, look like you all had a fab time
We took it slowly this August too, I just concentrated on sorting things out in the house, and making sure I read plenty of books.
And a fab time was had by all, by the looks of it!
I think you achieved loads! Time eiyh thr family is fantastic and the most important time spent there is. As a Granna now I know how fast it goes. Good to see you having time out. After this year we all need it
Looks like you had a lovely time ?
We made lots of memories this summer .from picnics in the park .dogs walks .swimming and playing the garden
We have visited family in the Summer, but that’s about it!
Sometimes the simple pleasures of spending time with our loved ones are best.
It looks like you’ve had a great time getting out and about, sadly we are still shielding with no end in sight
what a great life your son has
any idea what make the sports car was
Aww in all of these pictures you both look so so happy! It looks like you had a brilliant summer break making lots of precious memories.
another great trip with loads of fun
stunning trip—stunning sports car
it sounds like you all had a great month! we live in Kent too and I need to try the Pig and Sty out!
making so many wonderful memories together!
So jealous looks like you had a great time and explored so many different places! We haven’t managed to get away this summer but maybe once things calm down we’ll run away for a weekend!
Going to miss the summer sunshine so much! Hopefully the weather stays good for more adventures.
I completely agree that so many of us seem to have taken it easy and lived a slower simpler life this summer. We have enjoyed discovering new (to us) places in the UK. Thanks for sharing your month with us.
i still need to find out what that sports car is ? lotus –tvr?
any update on the sportscar?
Aww great fun! Lovely photos!
did i mention the sports car (lol)
Did I mention the sports car
your blog really does prove there is so much of britain ive never explored==but should do
i could use this blog as a tempplate for my next staycation
I THINK YOU SHOULD BE WORKING FOR THE ENGLISH TOURIST BOARD–YOU DO SUCH A GOOD JOB OF SELLING THE IDEA OF A STAYCATION
Looks like so much fun has been had x
what a great trip==your sons friends must be envious of him–all the things he gets to see and do
im going to message you in a bit about that car