Chai And A Chat #21 #ChaiAndAChat

Well hello, again Peeps! Have you got that drink ready? My chai is waiting!.. I have a doozy of a week to tell you about!

  • If we were sipping chai together I’d sigh and possibly be looking for something stronger than a chai! (That, I said last week, and it still stands this week too!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that the half-term holidays is a chance to recharge your batteries… yeah right!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d let you know that the simple car service and MOT did not go to plan. I can’t bore you with all the details, but if you click here, you can read my anguish in full! Basically, it failed its MOT on something ridiculous and the garage could have sorted it out easily… and there were other issues, I have emailed the company I booked through to complain, and am still waiting for a response… Oh, and it was dang expensive!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say the above rigmarole really messed with our plans. As it was Lil Princess’s birthday in the week, there were umpteen things to do, and being without a car for two days really didn’t help. But it did give me a chance to do more #KonMarie- clearing! I got up into the attic and really had a good scour around, in the dusty place, found some gems and got rid of loads again! I think another 10 bags or so of old soft toys, puzzles, more toys and clothes, again!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that all was not lost though. I treated myself to the All-New Kindle Paperwhite and it is lovely! All my unread books are ready for me to dive into, which is just perfect! My old one was cleared and set up for Lil Princess, and she loves it!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d let you know that on top of the car-aziness on the Monday and Tuesday, we had an impromptu visitor. Hubby Dearest informed me that his cousin, who was visiting from the USA, was popping over, and would possibly be staying over. I do get on with this cousin of ours. He is great fun. The kids love him too, but it was just a bit manic, with my hallway full of black bags full of stuff that no longer sparked joy and me with no car. ANd the worst thing? He was driving up in his parents’ car, and all the electrics failed as he was nearing us, so he had to abandon the car, and get a lift to us too. I don’t think this is a good week for cars in our family…
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say that Wednesday and Lil Princess’s birthday finally arrived. She tells me it was her best birthday ever! We finally relented and got her a SIM card for her phone, and as she walks home alone some days, I feel it was a good call, but not before a lot of coaching on the appropriateness of how to use a phone, Social Media, sending (or not sending) photos to people, etc. She also got an Instax camera which she thinks is the bomb! Added to a catch up at an ice cream parlour with her friends, and CAKE, and lots of lovely presents, she really did have a wonderful day!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d let you know we even managed a mother-daughter nail appointment on Thursday, a girlie lunch date on Friday while Lil Man was meeting his friend, and on Saturday, we had our hair done. Truly a great bonding week for us both! We also watched Life of the Party, where a mother ends up going to college with her daughter, and despite huge embarrassment and misgivings on the daughter’s part initially, they both have a fantastic time in the end. (I still don’t think Lil Princess is convinced that it is a good idea for us in the future thought…!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you Lil Man discovered his Dhol drum again too, and I really wish he’d take it up again. He is so good… That is my boy playing below. What do you think?
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d let you know we managed to help the in-laws get packed and ready for their extended trip back to the Motherland too. It’s always bittersweet when they go. I appreciate the freedom we suddenly have but miss all the support they give, and the reassurance I have that no matter what, the kids are always in a safe place.
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies  I’d tell you that it is back to school time, and though I am always up for the new challenges that every term brings, it’s always a little fraught while the in-laws are away, and I can never give my 100% as I am worried about my own children after school!
  • If we were sipping that chai togetherand possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d mention that we find out where Lil Princess will be going to secondary school this week too, and I am as nervous as anything. She wants to go where her brother is, and I am hoping she gets her place there, but you honestly never really know… Roll on Friday, with some good news!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d add that I’ve also got another Tootie Frootie night out planned on Saturday, to a comedy night, and I am just a tad excited, especially as I personally know two of the fantastic comedians who are performing!

Have a wonderful week, Peeps! Let me know how your week went!

42 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. dearanonymousfriend
    Feb 25, 2019 @ 23:05:55

    Always love reading about your weeks! Yours was full! Ours was full of rain, rain and more rain. We got our new (to us) car on Tuesday and woke up to freezing rain, sleet and snow, but the roads were clear and we made it to the car and back a five hour trip in all. Busy, busy weekend with meetings and company and more meetings, but, we made it…. hope this week is calmer and peaceful for you.

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  3. syl65
    Feb 25, 2019 @ 20:41:16

    You have a wonderful week Sister and I know the Tootie Frootie meet up will be a highlight ❤️

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  4. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Feb 25, 2019 @ 20:24:06

    Seems this is YOU YEAR, Sis! The year of “Ritu and the cars”. Lol Any ghosts around your house? 😉 Maybe some younger ghosts trying to become car mechanics? 🙂 Good idea giving away the old kindle to LilPrincess. Now she has enough motivation to read. Best wishes, Michael

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  5. Erika Kind
    Feb 25, 2019 @ 19:50:01

    Mother-Daughter times are so precious. I loved having them with my daughter.

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  7. Image Earth Travel
    Feb 25, 2019 @ 17:56:45

    You cram so much in your week – exhausted!

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  8. thebeasley
    Feb 25, 2019 @ 17:41:35

    Love the nails, Ritu! And I definitely need to Marie Kondo my house. You’re very inspiring with all your bin bags! Oh that is just so lovely your little girl said her Birthday was the best ever.

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  9. willowdot21
    Feb 25, 2019 @ 17:38:20

    Help I need a glass of wine , I am exhausted. Thank you Sis it’s like having a chat with you 💜

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  10. Dan Antion
    Feb 25, 2019 @ 15:47:51

    The ice cream shop looks like it deserves another visit, or six. Given the logistics issues you recently described, I hope your kids end up in the same building.

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  11. Jennie
    Feb 25, 2019 @ 13:53:45

    Ugh on the car issue, especially since it should have been an easy fix. Hooray on the birthday!

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  12. joylennick
    Feb 25, 2019 @ 11:05:19

    Sounded like a really mixed week, though great from your daughter’s viewpoint! (Brings back memories as our three ‘lads’ are all grown up now…You know, muddy football boots and “Why do you talk quite so much during school lessons?” (to youngest and most chatty – no wonder he’s such a good salesman now…) xx

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  13. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Feb 25, 2019 @ 08:51:18

    A wonderful week Ritu (except for the cars)… Birthday sounds very well celebrated. hugs xx

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  14. Rachael Stray | https://rachaelstray.com/
    Feb 25, 2019 @ 08:47:12

    Love your nail colour choice! You don’t realise just how much you rely on your car until you don’t have it! Hope they deal with your complaint in a timely manner.

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  15. eloisedesousa
    Feb 25, 2019 @ 07:12:56

    Sorry to hear about your car troubles. That can be a real pain and very expensive! I’m glad your week was productive and fun for the lil’ princess and you in the end. Have a great week!

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