Chai & A Chat #11 #ChaiAndAChat

Well here we are at meeting number eleven… heaven!

Yes, it’s been another eventful week (when is it not, where I am concerned!)

  • If we were sipping chai together  I’d tell you that my dear colleague is still not well, and has been signed off for a while longer, meaning I shall be changing my priorities for the next couple of months. Reception will get my attention more, and Nursery loses me for a day. I am a little gutted as I love being in Nursery, but equally, I hold a strong belief that children of a young age really need to have continuity in their education. Different faces appearing to teach them, with different methods, confuse them. So, even though it is a change I’d rather not make, I suggested I take more time there so the class I am with at the moment manage to continue with the same staff they are familiar with, rather than lots of different faces. The other class will then also get two teachers they know until our colleague is back… But it’s so annoying… I had written my reports for our class, ready to go out on the Friday, but as the other teacher hadn’t done hers due to her illness, we will have to rewrite them in January now! Grrr!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d let you know that we’ve been in full Christmas mode in school this week, with carol concerts for the older children, the Key Stage one Christmas performance and our Reception Nativity. You can’t beat a primary school play! The kids did so well too!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d moan about these parents who send children in when they are still unwell, spread the viruses they have, then keep them off again. Yeah. Thanks. As a result, I have had the worst cold, Lil Princess has been coughing and spluttering, Lil Man was coughing and Hubby Dearest got the lurgy from me! It prompted me to do a little singing, after reading a fantastic rewrite of We Three Kings by Sue Vincent! If you haven’t heard it, check this post out, the singing link is in there!

https://butismileanyway.com/2018/12/14/sues-songs-for-the-seasonally-challenged-we-feel-ill/

  • If we were sipping chai together I’d mention that it was Christmas Jumper day on Friday too. I love a Christmas jumper! The charity, Save The Children, run an annual Christmas Jumper Day, and we all donate money for the pleasure of wearing a festive knit! I have quite3 a collection so didn’t need to buy another, though I have found a great one for Hubby Dearest… He’s a bit of a Rap fan… or he used to be, anyway!
  • If we were sipping chai together  I’d share with you my favourite jumper which I wore, and by the end of Friday, I managed to acquire a red nose to match it! And Sonu Singh joined in with the fun too! 
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d confide in you that we went to get our hair done on Saturday, as a pick me up, Lil Princess and I. My experience was fine, but she was devastated as they found a few nits in her hair… so they were unable to give her a trim! We spent the best part of Saturday afternoon treating, combing and checking her hair… think I got them all…
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d let you know that we had a function on Sunday at the Gurdwara where we had to attend, and then cookies were baked for school too, and I attempted to make some salt dough ready for school today…ย 
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d tell you that the end of term is finally in sight! Phew! We finish on Wednesday and have the staff Christmas party to look forward to on Thursday. The kids will be having a sleepover at friends, but I may have to ferry Lil Man to an extra set of cricket training sets on both Thursday and Friday, so no relaxation time then!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d tell you I can’t wait for a little family time…

So there you have it… only two weeks left of this year to go! What ore fun will be chucked at me this week?

Have a great one Peeps! 

68 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rae Longest
    Dec 27, 2018 @ 04:12:20

    I enjoyed volunteering with the four to eight year olds getting all things Christmas pulled together, but in return, they gave me a respiratory virus for Thanksgiving and a stomach virus two days before Christmas! Thanks a lot, Santa! Really ready for 2019 to come in better than 2018 went out! Contemplating changes. More chat at a future date when I am stronger. (Way behind on reading blogs. Writing this on 12/26).

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  2. Rachna
    Dec 18, 2018 @ 02:13:05

    That seems to be a packed week for you, Ritu. I enjoyed reading about it except the illnesses. Hope the family is better now! Loved your jumpers! Happy holidays!

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  3. Jennie
    Dec 18, 2018 @ 01:36:47

    A busy week, Ritu. Okay, what is a Christmas jumper? And I know exactly what youโ€™re going through for children when a colleague is out. Always children first. The sick ones who come to school… I feel so badly for them. Itโ€™s not their fault. We could talk about that forever! Happy rest of the week. I work through Friday. โ˜น๏ธ

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  4. thereluctantpoet
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 21:46:46

    Wow! It sounds like you need a couple of clones to help!! Really loved the photo of your Rudolph!!!
    xoxoxo

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  5. Image Earth Travel
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 20:41:17

    Sonu doesn’t look impressed at all!

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  6. Erika Kind
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 20:20:33

    Haha, even Sonu Singh hast to “jump in” ๐Ÿ˜…

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  7. scr4pl80
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 18:00:52

    Love your jumper. Sorry about the nits. They are the worst. Went through all three of our kids and it was such a hassle. I panicked every time they scratched their head for months! Your cookies look delish. Do you ship to California? LOL

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  8. joylennick
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 17:57:40

    Me again, hopping over…(limping might be a better description…) I write posts now and then:poetry and articles, memories and scribbles.(Technically I’m useless – my eldest son puts them on for me!) https://joylennick.wordpress.com/ Enjoy! Best wishes. Joy x

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  9. OIKOSโ„ข-Publishing
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 17:46:49

    Another very busy week. I fully understand you. Had I already told you that I had most times gone to school with a cold. Then a week later I had the classroom to myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Fancy dressed, Sis! But don’t get even slimmer. You are perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ Michael

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  10. TanGental
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 17:31:36

    you’re looking darn good in the pullydressthing but Sonu looks like he’s being eaten by a sock!

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  11. rachaelstray
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 15:25:23

    At least the nits were found and you were able to treat them. I hope you are all feeling better soon! Can you believe it’s Christmas next week?!

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  12. syl65
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 14:27:59

    I’ll bet you Hubby Dearest can’t wait to get that jumper on! For shizzle! ๐Ÿ˜„ Have a great week Sister!!

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  13. NJ
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 10:43:18

    I love your chai and chat pieces ๐Ÿ™‚ they really feel like we are in real conversation ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you get the much needed break and enjoy your vacation ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. joylennick
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 10:27:15

    You’re such a fun person Ritu, I wish you had been my teacher!..All so enjoyable to read. Here’s wishing you a cold-free Christmas and a healthier New Year. Cheers! Best wishes. Joy x.

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  15. mihrank
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 08:24:36

    wow – stunning and creative…you always bring joy and positive energy,,,,

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  16. robertawrites235681907
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 07:52:44

    Aaaah, Nits, the dreaded thing when you have long hair. My niece got them last year and she has bundles of hair. What a nightmare. I love the sweaters. We are wearing swimming costumes mainly it is so hot here. Maybe we need a Christmas cossie challenge.

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  17. shelleywilson72
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 07:20:30

    Every time I read your Chai and Chat I realise what a dull life I lead LOL. Note to self: get out more! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wishing you all a very merry Yule xxx

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  18. niasunset
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 07:01:00

    WOW! I love your cat, what a stylish ๐Ÿ™‚ You are amazing. Thank you, have a nice day and new week, lots of love to Sonu… Love, nia

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  19. Carol Anne
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 06:40:24

    Awe! Very cool! I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas ritu! โค

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  20. willowdot21
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 06:34:31

    Thank you for the chai and chat , I am exhausted just listening ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’œ

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  21. a mindful traveler
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 05:21:05

    Great jumpers Ritu… even the cats. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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