Chai & A Chat #10 #ChaiAndAChat

Well, well, well! We’ve got to the tenth week of Chai & A Chat! And what a week I’ve had… again! (is it ever quiet…?)

  • If we were sipping chai together  I’d tell you my week at school has been even more manic than a usual manic run-up-to-Christmas week! We’ve had a colleague taken ill, and hospitalised, which meant that I had to take my Reception class for more time, but my manager had to take the other class, so… I ended up having no observation! I was gutted as it was all planned for, but what can you do? I’ll have to get it looked at in January instead… more waiting.
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d let you know that the nativity play songs are running through my head constantly, but the worst thing is that I won’t get to see it being performed to parents, as the day they do that, is my Nursery day!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d mention that the craziness of ferrying Lil Man to and from his district trials is finally over. Three weeks of rushing to and from this place, in the dark – over. We just need to wait for the results to see whether he has been selected!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d excitedly tell you that the Capital Radio Jingle Bell Ball was amazing! We saw Liam Payne, Ellie Goulding, Olly Murs, Rak-Su, Jonas Blue, James Arthur, Dalton Harris, Loud Luxury, Halsey, Anne-Marie and Rita Ora. David Guetta was there too but we slipped out before he came on to get the girls back home without being stuck in traffic! Seeing a concert at a proper venue was great, even though I can admit to you all that I knew about 4 of the acts by name before… and had to listen to the songs to realise I knew the others too… old? Me…? Nah!!!!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d also mention that we did some visiting on Sunday (yup, I told you it was full on!) We embarked upoin a 2 hour journey to a little place in East Preston, called Littlehampton, where Hubby Dearest has a cousin. She has a gorgeous 20 month old, and also is now proud mum to 3.5 month ond twins! So I got a full on baby fix today! Clucky much? Oh they were gorgeous! ❤
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d tell you that next week isn’t going to be too much easier… we are still short staffed so I shall be juggling an awful lot of stuff at school…
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d whisper that I am so NOT prepared for Christmas…I haven’t bought proper presents for anyone, other than the children… I am forseeing a crazy shopping spree next weekend… eeeks!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d mention that it will be Lil Princess’s last ever Christmas performance at Primary school… time for me to get a little choked up… but she doesn’t want me to come… so I will be sneaking in at the back to watch!

And that is the end of this exhausting week! Phew!

Tell me, how has yours been?

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rae Longest
    Dec 28, 2018 @ 04:03:29

    Reading, but not feeling well enough yet, to comment cleverly! Did get out tonight for dinner at a local grill with another couple and their first-grader (2nd family for both parties, with a terrific child as the result–isn’t it amazing how God gives us second (and many, many) chances. God is good. (written 12/27/18)

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  2. rachaelstray
    Dec 24, 2018 @ 10:44:59

    The Jingle Bell Ball sounds fab!

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  3. joey
    Dec 11, 2018 @ 00:35:48

    Look at me, showing up for chai and a chat on the very day of! I do hope you have cookies 🙂
    I’m glad you ended a round of ferrying son. I shall be ferrying nearly nightly until early April. sobs softly They’re worth it, of course, but oh, so draining!
    I’m sorry to know you’re understaffed. That has gotten better in my office and the relief is palpable, so I hope you get that sorted soon.
    I have shopped for the kids and no one else. I don’t know what to say about that, I’ve seen the calendar… LOL
    Have a great week!

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    • Ritu
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 06:54:20

      I just managed a colleague shop last night!
      If he gets in, there’ll be more ferrying!!!
      And Joey, there’s always cookies here!!! 🍪

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  4. dornahainds
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 23:40:34

    Ah, Life..so Amazingly Sweet! 🥀😎

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  5. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 20:38:11

    What a week, Sis! But funny too, and this is the best ever. Thumbs up for LilMan. Think he will make it. With the twins in you arms you are looking so happy. Nice image! Michael

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  6. Erika Kind
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 20:12:56

    That’s awesome with the concert! Believe me, I would have been the same. Knowing the song but no idea of artist or title… lol!
    Arms full of happiness!

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  7. kyleoyier
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 19:22:36

    This is a nice blogg

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  8. pranabaxom
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 15:33:37

    “old? Me…? Nah!!!!” – it’s just a number as long as you keep practicing for your belly dancing debut and stay away from “belly” dancing. 😀

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  9. You Can Always Start Now
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 13:16:29

    as always exhausted having chai with you – also reaching for cake.

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  10. stevetanham
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 08:34:49

    That picture of you and the two babies is just wonderful!

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  11. shelleywilson72
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 07:28:21

    Wow, after reading about your week I’d say you need something stronger than Chai!!!! Hope this week is better for you my lovely x

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  12. Carol Anne
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 07:07:34

    phew! busy busy week ritu! Mines been busy too! The usual stuff going on, including volunteering! And all of my Christmas shopping is done now yay! I am so organised for a change! 😛

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  13. willowdot21
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 06:19:37

    Sounds like you have had had really busy week Sis. I hope your poor colleague is on the mend soon. It’s such a shame that you will have your work observation hanging over you but everything happens for a reason. The ball looked fantastic and I am sure Lil Princess and her friends enjoyed it. Fingers crossed for Lol Man don’t forget to let us know the result of the selection!
    I hope you enjoy Lil Princess’s last primary school performence, another mile stone. I agree you had your hands full at the weekend. The twins look so sweet.
    If we were sipping chai I tell you I have had busy busy week too and an extra special weekend, (all will be revealed). Like you I am no where near ready for Christmas. 😱 Hugs for now ,💜💜💜

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  14. robbiesinspiration
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 06:04:00

    I am now on leave, Ritu, but also struggling to slow down. So many things I have not done yet including Christmas shopping. I hope this week is better for you and that your son is selected for the team.

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