July 2020 – A Cretan Holiday & More Adventures

Bonjour lecteurs! I am quite late for my monthly highlights. But the weather has been so gorgeous lately, I am trying to make the most of it. And enjoy the Summer holiday with Baba before he starts school. Anyway, July 2020 was full of adventures. Now that more places are reopened, we have had some lovely days out in Kent. And we also had an amazing break in Crete!

Keeping Busy At Home

The first week of July was made of books, crafts and beaucoup de playtime at home.

July 2020, Monthly Highlights, Summer Holiday,The Frenchie Mummy, At Home, Crafts

Baba was still going to the nursery so it was work, work, and I just finished our Blog Anniversary Giveaways Series.

We enjoyed some simple things indoors.

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But we also had some fab adventures in our area!

Eastwell & Westwell

Indeed, July marked the reopening of pubs so we went for a drink in our local pub. 

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I was not sure how it would feel. But strangely enough, it was like we were there the week before or so!

Like nothing happened. Did you go to the pub too and support your local restaurant?

The same weekend, we checked out Eastwell and Westwell.

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Some fresh air and exercise did us good. Summer was truly starting!

Port Lympne

But one of Baba’s favourite days definitely had to be Port Lympne.

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We visit the wildlife reserve every year. And once more, it did not disappoint.

July 2020, Monthly Highlights, Summer Holiday,The Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Days Out, Port Lympne

We discovered many animals and also some of the most majestuous dinosaurs!

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After such escapade, we drove to the seaside for an extra dose of sun. And some ice cream!

Family Time

The rest of July was all about catching up with family we had not seen for too long.

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We enjoyed making a cake for Nanny S. Baba was eager to help in the kitchen and I reckon our chocolatey creation was rather good!

A bit more time in the garden with a good Pimm’s et voilà!

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Many walks later and a visit to one of our fave playgrounds, we had a good dose of fun!

Last month, I did not feel guilty about not working at all at the weekends.

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L’opposé, I made it a rule to not turn on the laptop at least one day. I felt more refreshed and ready to rock on Mondays!

Simple Things

We put on our finest clothes. Some smart hat and fab sunglasses for Baba and we had quite a few days out and about in Kent!

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We laughed, learned, played in the gorgeous weather with our loved ones.

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And before our big holiday, we also went shopping in our local area.

July 2020, Monthly Highlights, Summer Holiday,The Frenchie Mummy, Life in Kent, Days Out, Family Time

More than ever we made some fab memories in Kent!

Off To Crete!

But it was time to leave the Garden of England! Indeed, we booked a holiday to Crete and we decided to go ahead with it.

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The country has a system of testing in place. Looking at the stats, we decided it was safe for us to enjoy our annual break.

So we flighted to Heraklion with Jet2holidays. Direction Analipsis on the North Side of this belle île.

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And we had an amazing family holiday at the Stella Palace Resort & Spa!

The last week of July was full of cocktails, pool time and yummy food! We also had some time out and about. It was so relaxing!

July 2020, Monthly Highlights, Summer Holiday,The Frenchie Mummy, Crete, Stella Palace Resort & Spa, Luxury Hotel

It was so good to be away from all the stress in the UK! Both Grumpy and I really switched off!

But it was time to go back home after a week of paradis!

July 2020, Monthly Highlights, Summer Holiday,The Frenchie Mummy, Crete, Stella Palace Resort & Spa, Luxury Hotel

July 2020 – A Cretan Holiday & More Adventures

July 2020 has been so much fun! Not only because we had a fabulous holiday in Crete filled with sun and many good moments.

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But also because we spent more time with our family.

I didn’t realise how much I had missed it.

Being out and about, even if it is simply going to a local park, always makes me happy.

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And having a pub lunch or something like that was nice too! A bit of spontanéité in our life was all we needed. I feel rested and happy.

July 2020, Monthly Highlights, Summer Holiday,The Frenchie Mummy, Crete, Days Out, Life In Kent

Next Month…

August will probably be a slow month. We have some planned days out so that I can show you more beautiful places in Kent.

As I have Baba 24/7 with me, I will work less. I want to make the most of it before he starts school. Eek!

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Yes, I bought him a school uniform! But that histoire will be for another time!

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What are you doing for your vacation? Are you staying in the UK? What county will you visit? Or going abroad? 

Back To School Giveaways Coming Up!

Thanks again for reading my monthly highlights of Juley 2020! I hope you had a lovely month. May your Summer be full of adventures and some great family times aussi!

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See you next month with more sunny pics and we will soon start our next Back To School Giveaways series. This time, there will be some competitions exclusively on Instagram!

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So make sure to follow us on there so that you don’t miss out. We have some really good prizes for you!!

 

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!

2 Comments

  1. Rebecca Walker
    August 16, 2020 / 1:02 am

    looks like you all had a really great time

  2. Rachel Butterworth
    August 16, 2020 / 4:59 pm

    Looks like you had a great getaway.

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