Chai & A Chat #7 #ChaiAndAChat

Okay, this week, I am being brave and attempting to try the new Guttenberg editor… Bear with me! 

Right, so the image got there okay!

Now for the news!

  • If we were sipping a chai together I’d sink back into the comfy armchair I managed to bag, and say PHEW! I lasted the week!
  • If we were sipping a chai together I’d tell you school days, especially at the beginning of the week, were kinda manic as we had loads of staff in and out, from sickness, to courses, to ‘moving days’… yes a lot of juggling bodies around to make sure no class was short-staffed!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that Wednesday was particularly crazy, as Lil Princess was suffering from a headache, but wanted to go in. Nearing lunchtime, her class teacher found me and told me she was really not well, so I had to get her things together at lunch, grab my phone which I had forgotten at home, drop her to my in-laws, and get back to set up for the afternoon, oh and eat too, all on 45 minutes… that was fun! Don’t worry, I did eat in the end – food and I can’t be apart for long!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d mention that I had accident #4098 – yes, you know me, totally accident-prone! I managed to step incorrectly on a front doorstep first thing in the morning. my foot went under me, the wrong way, and I totally twisted it, pulling some ligaments… that day I spent in class, on my throne, with an ice pack tucked into my sock, slowly beckoning my minions pupils to me to do the work I required of them. Bless them though, they were all so concerned!
  • If we were sipping a chai together I’d tell you that the Children in Need fundraising day went really well and we raised nearly Β£350! And here is my dressing up effort, as promised, last week! 
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d remind you that Lil Man was getting his braces fit too this week. The day before the appointment, I got a call from the orthodontists to tell me the appointment I had been given should not have been booked in on that date as the consultant required was not working, and could I get in on the day before at 12 midday? Er, no! I had to explain, again, that as I am a teacher, it is very hard for me to get out of school, as I have classes to teach… so they reluctantly agreed to allow the original appointment to be had, with the warning that if anything didn’t fit, they would have to reschedule, and they couldn’t guarantee a time that would suit me… Grrr! Nevertheless, we got in, and it all fit perfectly. But there was definitely discomfort and pain, and at one point he even squared up to me when the pain got so bad and I was trying to help him… eeek! 
  • If we were sipping chai together  I’d tell you that the rest of Saturday was meant to be devoted to us as a couple and family, as Sunday was our Anniversary… but in the end, I spent most of it with pukey child, as Lil Princess managed to catch some sort of vomiting bug, which, thankfully only lasted 24 hours! It was not a fun day!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that as midnight struck, we romantically exchanged cards, as I had said no presents this time… there was no need to spend silly money on gifts just for the sake of it – a lovely dinner would be more appreciated… this was what I received as my ‘card’…
  • If we were sipping chai together, I’d say that the morning brought more surprises in the form of a well daughter, a son with a sore, but a coping mouth and me being sick! Great start to the anniversary! So, there was no going out, just lots of sofa surfing, with films and books all day, and dry toast! The evening arrived and I was better, but drained… takeaway for the rest of the family! We’ll try to celebrate next week, eh! In the meantime, here’s us on our wedding day ❀

And what of the next week?

  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d tell you that I shall be experiencing my first taste of moderating… this is when schools get together to compare how we grade our children, to make sure we are all singing from the same hymn sheet. A bit nervewracking, but bring it on!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d tell you the District cricket trials for Lil Man are officially this Friday! Eeeek!!!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d say that I hope we get our anniversary dinner next weekend!! 

So, what’s your week been like, and what are you looking forward to?

If you want, drop a line in the comments, or even link back to this with a Chai and a Chat post of your own!

Wow! I survived Guttenberg! (It’s not as straightforward as the old, I have to say, I loved the copy old post function for my recurring challenge posts, so, unless it’s hiding somewhere, that will be time-consuming!) I shall reserve judgement yet…

60 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rachaelstray
    Nov 27, 2018 @ 10:35:00

    I hope everyone feels better soon. Happy anniversary to you both – I loved seeing your wedding pictures on social media – you look so beautiful and happy!

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  2. You Can Always Start Now
    Nov 21, 2018 @ 11:13:09

    You exhausted me over chai every week! Hope everyone is one the mend and belated Happy Anniversary. Love the pictures.

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  3. CarolCooks2
    Nov 20, 2018 @ 05:23:16

    Busy, busy and Gutenberg…Love your photos very pretty lady ..Hope all are well now and no more bugs πŸ™‚

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  4. joey
    Nov 20, 2018 @ 01:03:58

    Our similarities this last week are astounding — dental issue, check! sick kid, check! owie and and ice pack, check!
    Now all I can wonder is when my jewelry and flowers will arrive? lolv
    A very happy anniversary to you both!

    My work weeks usually grow hectic as the days move on. Monday morning may be manic, but the afternoons are usually light, but then it picks up and up and up and Fridays are INSANE!

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  5. Suzanne [globalhousesitterX2]
    Nov 20, 2018 @ 00:32:33

    Congratulations Ritu, lovely wedding photograph and here’s to many more happy memories for you all.

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  6. Jennie
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 21:01:21

    A busy week with an anniversary on top of it all. Hope your foot is healing, boo-boo Queen. 😍

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  7. Martha Kennedy
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 19:55:38

    I love your wedding photo! ❀ I’m enjoying Gutenberg. It seems really intuitive to me. I haven’t figured out everything, but the longest most complicated post I’ve written in a while was easier than it would have been with the old editor.

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  8. josypheen
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 19:45:13

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I loved seeing all those photos on facebook! You are sooo pretty!

    Good work on the fundraising too!!

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  9. Dan Antion
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 17:05:24

    Sorry to hear that you were sick on your special day. Good luck on that make-up dinner.

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  10. thebeasley
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 16:12:22

    Oh Ritu, it really does sound like you’ve had quite a full-on week! And fingers crossed you get your Anniversary dinner 🀞🏻🀞🏻🀞🏻You deserve it xx

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  11. MarinaSofia
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 13:25:02

    Congratulations, Ritu! A challenging but also very happy week. And I find Gutenberg a bit frustrating as well – takes me far longer, and has fewer features in terms of colour etc.

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  12. OIKOSβ„’-Publishing
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 13:03:38

    Sis, you are a very busy, busy business woman, and have to deal with a lot of surprises too. But the “Rtuals” say, you manage it all. Blessings and best wishes also to LilPrincess. Hope she will feel better soon. Michael

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  13. englishwithkirsty
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 11:14:44

    If we were sipping chai together, I’d tell you that I flat-out hate the new edotor and it makes me sad that the needs of disabled, and more specifically non-mouse users, were not considered before the editor was forced on us.I can do it, but it now takes me longer because … I won’t bore you with the details, but it’s annoying that we don’t get the choice to opt out if you’re hosted with WordPress.com and not on a business plan!
    Ok rant over – long sip of hot drink…
    I’d also congratulate you on your wedding anniversary and hope that you can have fun with the celebrations next week. Hope you’re feeling better now too and that you did no lasting damage to your ankle.
    I’d tell you that this is the week to get my first assignment in for my course. It’s not a teacheing course, but the experience has taught me plenty about teaching too!
    I’d tell you that I’m getting excited planning my blog content.
    I’d tell you that my student in Austria woke up to snow and I’d really like to see some here, too!

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    • Ritu
      Nov 19, 2018 @ 12:15:29

      Oh Kirsty I know it is not easy, and glitchy too… It kept on flickering at me as i wrote this post… Not good for epileptic users either!
      Thank you for the good wishes. Here’s hoping we get to celebrate πŸ™‚
      Good luck with your assignment too!!!
      I, along with my kids, am hoping for a white Christmas… Not likely but we can hope!!!

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  14. Debbie Harris
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 09:40:23

    Huge congrats to you Ritu. It was so good to meet you both earlier this year! Wishing you many more happy years together.

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  15. shelleywilson72
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 08:28:59

    I’ve loved seeing all your photos on Facebook, Ritu. You are so beautiful x Great post x

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  16. Rachna
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 08:20:57

    That is such a lovely card, picture and charm bracelet, Ritu. Belated Anniversary wishes. So sorry to hear about sick kids and that you injured your ligaments. I’ve had a pretty meh week here with the younger son suffering from a very nasty ear infection and the weather suddenly causing all kinds of allergies and stuff. Good to read about your week and hope the next one is better.

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  17. thatblogwherecheriemovestogermany
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 08:20:26

    Your photos are just divine, so beautiful!!
    But sick kiddos, ugh.

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  18. Anindya
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 07:37:27

    Hi Ritu, nice post, though I have seen all those anniversary pictures on instagram already :)… was curious enough to ask how you are finding the new Gutenberg editor, has WordPress launched it officially ?

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  19. foodzesty
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 07:32:01

    It looks great!! I am still thinking about trying it out hhehhe Happy Anni Ritu πŸ™‚

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  20. niasunset
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 07:17:48

    Happy Anniversary dear Ritu, photographs are so beautiful, Thank you, Happiness and Blessing, Love, nia

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