December 2019 – London & Christmas

Bonjour lecteurs! My monthly highlights are late (encore!). Oh well, I am sure it does not really matter. The truth is I really enjoyed a break over the Christmas holidays. And once it was time to get back into routines, it took me a little bit to do it all. But we are now back on track (and exercising more s’il-vous-plaît!), so let’s share our memories from December 2019! I hope you had a good start in 2020 and I look forward to your comments!

A Slow Start

December 2019 started slowly with many days at home. Indeed, if you read what happened in November, you would have remembered that Baba got very sick.

December 2019. Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, At Home

He was still on the mend the first week. But it got better soon enough and we had many days out in London.

December 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy

Days Out In London

For once, Grumpy Boyfriend came up with me. He had many meetings or Christmas parties in town, so I had a companion for my journey on the train.

December 2019. Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Saint Pancras International

And a photographer too while at the sumptuous Saint Pancras Station!

Another time, we attended the baby shower of my friend Aly as a family.

December 2019. Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Baby Shower, Party

And let me tell you that Baba made the most of the cake…

December 2019. Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Baby Shower, Party

Celebrating a new life to come is always magical and I might have felt a bit broody too…

Royal Albert Hall & Caxton Grill

But we did not stop here! As you remember, we started the Christmas festivities back in November with a preview of the Snowman.

Well, we carried on with a gorgeous time at the Christmas Orchestral Adventure at the Royal Albert Hall. I wrote a full post on this. It was such a magical moment!

December 2019. Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Christmas Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, Christmas

I am even thinking to turn it into a new tradition. The spectacle was grandiose!

December 2019. Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Christmas Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, Christmas

And we finished the day en beauté with some lovely dinner at the Caxton Grill.

December 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Christmas, Caxton Grill

We love the St Ermin’s Hotel in the heart of London. It was truly beautiful too with its Christmas trees.

December 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Christmas, Caxton Grill

A Romantic Night

The weekend after, it was time for Grumpy Boyfriend and me to have a romantic night in town!

Monsieur Grumpy treated me to a stay at the beautiful Rubens At The Palace.

December 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Christmas, Rubens at the Palace

After a fantastic dinner at the Ivy Victoria, he took me to see Amelie the Musical!

December 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Christmas, The Ivy Victoria

I must say that my man knows me well! I had a lovely evening!

If you liked the movie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, you will fall in love with the show! I promise!

The Week Before Christmas

We eventually slowed down the week before Christmas.

We took some time to relax at home or see family and friends.

Everyone wanted to see Baba for the occasion so we enjoyed some pub lunches and visited Grumpy Boyfriend’s family.

December 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy,Christmas, Vauxhall

The little one was spoiled. En plus, it was well handy to have a Vauxhall Crossland X SUV to test! Mon homme had a blast driving it, while I tested my colour matching skills with my wardrobe ?

Christmas!

Noël was full of presents and fun! We hosted both on the 24th and 25th and despite all the work involved, we had a lovely time.

December 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Christmas

Baba got spoiled rotten…

December 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Christmas

Alright, me too! I got a new Kate Spade bag so I am super happy!

And I watched so many movies! The Bridget Jones trilogy was au programme as well as Love Actually! I know, it is a big dose of Colin Firth. But he is ever so charming… ??

December 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Christmas, Chelsea, Chelsea Harbour Hotel

A Short Escape In Chelsea

Once it was all done, we drove to Chelsea for a long weekend at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel.

December 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Christmas, Chelsea, Chelsea Harbour Hotel

More memories were made. We had a lovely day out in Battersea Park and I went shopping.

December 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Christmas, Chelsea, Chelsea Harbour Hotel

London, you will always be deep down in my heart…?

December 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Christmas, Battersea Park

But it was time to go home just before the new year and we watched the London fireworks online with a bottle of prosecco.

December 2019 – London & Christmas

Wow! What a month! December 2019 was full of days out and magical moments with my boys.

December 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Christmas

I really enjoyed our Christmas break even if it was un peu weird to watch so much TV! We never really do so.

December 2019 again showed me that switching off is necessary. I feel totally refreshed and ready to rock 2020 now!

December 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Christmas, Battersea Park

To another decade!

As always, a huge merci for reading my monthly highlights!

December 2019, Monthly Highlights, the Frenchie Mummy, Christmas, Caxton Grill

I hope you had a great start to 2020! What has the new year been like for you so far?

Disclosure: This post may feature some sponsored content I recently published but it is merely a summary list of the month! And a post for me to reflect and cherish!

24 Comments

  1. Julia Kerr
    January 15, 2020 / 11:05 pm

    I love London and at Christmas there are 100x the amount of things to see and do

  2. Sophie-Rose Antoniou
    January 16, 2020 / 9:54 am

    Wish it was Christmas again

  3. Michelle Lewis-Robertson
    January 16, 2020 / 10:47 am

    I have yet to go to London but I’m looking forward to it one day. Your photos and stories give me some ideas of things I need to see. My New Years so far has been quiet and restful which is what was needed

  4. Priscilla Stubbs
    January 16, 2020 / 11:48 am

    Christmas in London is magical and you certainly had a great and varied month in December

  5. ashleigh allan
    January 16, 2020 / 7:54 pm

    Looks so magical !

  6. Susan B
    January 18, 2020 / 3:02 pm

    A fabulous summary and, gosh, you really have been busy. Days out in London are a real treat.

  7. Denise walton
    January 19, 2020 / 10:37 am

    Looks fabulous I love your pictures

  8. Hayley Todd
    January 19, 2020 / 2:13 pm

    What an absolutely wonderful month you had!

  9. Amy Jo mclellan
    January 19, 2020 / 5:15 pm

    Sounds like a packed month! I hope your January is as full of memories.

  10. Orange23
    January 19, 2020 / 6:59 pm

    London is fab, especially at Christmas time.

  11. natalie s
    January 19, 2020 / 8:43 pm

    Looks like you had a fantastic December with the family! xxx

  12. Amber Goddard
    January 27, 2020 / 6:41 pm

    Giving me all the festive vibes again! I love seeing all the things you have done as a fam but the romantic night looked fab too.

  13. MARIA ROGERS
    January 28, 2020 / 12:48 am

    Glad you had a great Xmas, and a Happy 2020 to you and your family!

  14. Sally Collingwood
    January 28, 2020 / 11:10 am

    Days out in London sound fun!!

  15. Angela treadway
    January 28, 2020 / 3:58 pm

    your christmas looks so eventful! mine was rather quiet but was nice x

  16. Carly Belsey
    January 28, 2020 / 5:16 pm

    Wow you had some fun and I love the picture of your Baba at the Royal Albert Hall – that’s a wonderful picture.

  17. Margaret Gallagher
    January 28, 2020 / 7:26 pm

    Your adventures are amazing – london looks truely class – cant wait to see what happens next

  18. lynn neal
    January 29, 2020 / 9:13 pm

    It looks like you have had so much fun in London!

  19. Tracey Hallmark
    January 30, 2020 / 1:04 am

    So many new experiences on London to explore

  20. Carly Belsey
    January 30, 2020 / 5:57 am

    Oh that Christmas tree looks amazing!!! What a lovely hotel

  21. January 30, 2020 / 12:40 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely Christmas I hope you have a fabulous 2020

  22. Gemma Hendry
    January 31, 2020 / 3:07 pm

    So much festive fun, the tree is fantastic, london so magical at christmas

  23. Natalie Burgess
    January 31, 2020 / 6:56 pm

    What an amazing month you had! Love all your pictures so much xx

  24. Carly Belsey
    January 31, 2020 / 8:26 pm

    Such great photos, you have got a little cutie there

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