Bonjour lecteurs! Time to reflect on what happened in the Frenchie house! October 2020 was all about spending some quality time together. We caught up with many members of our family before the lockdown started. So happy we did that! We also enjoyed a mini weekend in Canterbury and had so much nice food in Kent! C’est parti!
After slowly starting school in September, we have now established some proper routines. It was really interesting to do it as a parent’s point of view.
I never realised how starting school could be so emotionally draining. It is probably down to the fact that I worry always too much. En plus, I really want Baba to be successful à l’école. So I reckon I put quite a bit of pressure on myself and him too…
But I slowed down a bit. It is pretty obvious that Baba will be very much like his dad: cheeky and playful. Not a goodie-two-shoes like me! Oh well, I better get used to it!
I have been more adventurous than ever on my bike and I have come across some beautiful places down our side of Kent. Totally loving it!
I can genuinely say that I go out of my comfort zone more than ever and I love the feeling of a challenge achieved!
More importantly, it gives me some time to reflect. I always come home so refreshed and happy! So it was a bit frustrating when we had some rain. I was missing going on my bike so much! I am kind of real sporty now 🙂
Kent & Wye
But October 2020 has also been full of lovely discoveries in Kent. With some walks and lovely dinners out in the country!
I have already mentioned Wye National Nature Reserve in my ‘Kent Villages’ series. But this time, I want to talk about the village itself!
Wye is equally pretty and if you come across there, stop by the green! It is such a stunning view! Especially on a moody autumnal day.
We stopped by The Kings Head and what a lovely family feast! The new team is lovely and the atmosphere so good!
We will definitely be back when the lockdown is over and restaurants open up again!
Last month, was also caught up with our family.
We tend to see everyone regularly anyway, but now that the lockdown has started again, I am glad we did so!
Quick dinner out with grandad L in Sussex, but also a fabulous afternoon tea with Nanny S at the beautiful Secret Garden!
Baba for sure made the most of his Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea!
Our Own Afternoon Tea
And the following week, we hosted our very own Afternoon Tea at home and it was another succés! It was nice to start half-term with some family members, even if it was a small committee of 6!
But the gorgeous pastries I ordered from Eat & Mess made the trick for sure! I swear you need to test Kate’s AMAZING creations. Order them online if you are down in Kent! Or keep an eye in local shops for her sweet treats. They are available at Macknade Elwick Place par exemple.
OMG, it was absolutely delish! Parfait for a mini family party!
Mini Weekend In Canterbury
The first week of half-term was made of more crafts and also a mini trip to Canterbury.
We stayed at the Falstaff for the occasion and it was so relaxing!
The ambience is really cool and our bedroom was super spacious too! It was a Xmas present we never got to enjoy because of the lockdown. It was supposed to be a romantic treat.
But we turned it into a family adventure instead!
And Baba and I got both spoiled too! The fabulous hairdresser The Chair made us super pretty.
Seriously, it was SO GOOD! I felt and looked amazing! Craig also did his magic on Baba.
It was the first time in a long time I saw him so chilled at the hairdresser! And now he looks like a proper little boy! Exit the lockdown haircut I did myself at home before! ?
October 2020 Canterbury & Family Time
October has been a very interesting month for me. I actually focused on a few key events and so be it! It doesn’t look like we did a lot, but we ticked a few boxes that really mattered in my opinion!
Ultimately, Baba settling down at school was my main point of focus. Done! I am also happy I got to spend so much quality time with our loved ones.
I am not going to lie, the news of a second lockdown did not come well. It was really depressing. And I am sure many of you would have felt the same. All I am hoping for now is that schools don’t close.
I am very proud of everything I have achieved with Baba at home during the first lockdown. But there is no way I wish to go back to homeschooling, especially in the winter, when it is dark and miserable.
Let’s hope the government don’t drag it on and we will be able to have a nice Xmas with our family! We are supposed to go to France this year. Yet, I have very little hope it will actually happen…
How are you planning to survive the second lockdown? How do you find working from home?
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 but also to reflect.