Chai And A Chat #28 #ChaiAndAChat

Hey there Peeps! Time for our weekly catch up!

  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you – The IN-LAWS are back!!! They arrived on Wednesday night, late and were very tired but glad to be home, and we were glad to have them back too!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that I have truly embraced the Spring holidays, as should everyone. On Monday, Tuesday and most of Wednesday, I did nothing apart from read! I think I got thought around 6-7 books ! Of course I didn’t totally neglect my family. I took the kids out briefly, fed them, did a bit of housework and laundry, but the rest of the time, I was either in bed or on my sofa, with a cuppa and my Kindle! What bliss! And the plan is to continue reading more until the end of the break!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say that I have started to be a bit more active on Twitter as part of the #Writing Community and I think I had as close as I will ever get to a viral tweet… in that there was loads of interaction!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d mention that we had to take Sonu Singh to the vet for his annual vaccinations and check up, and it was reported that he is getting rather big… as in heavy. Now, Sonu is a house cat so his natural exercise is not as much as an outdoor cat. I limit his food intake, but there are some who like to sneak him treats… because he asks for them (big softie, my Hubby Dearest!) but this time he put on, in six months, the equivelant of two stone in a human, so something’s gotta give… reduction of food, and being hard to the constant miaows… not easy when we are on break and he is just there, looking at you… And with Lil Man asking to give treats, as it looks like he must have already lost lots of weight in 3 days… just look at those eyes…
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say that we decided to travel much lighter for our Center Parcs trip this weekend. I’m fed up of packing for every eventuality, and too much food, so we decided to wing it… Actually, as you read this, we are probably on our way home!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you there was a bit of traffic.. but we arrived safely, and though not sunny, it was dry. The Accomodation is fine, enough for us, with the kids getting their own rooms, but only one bathroom between all four of us… I’m sure we’ll cope!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you our lodge was in a beautiful spot and we have been able to really enjoy nature, with various birds, squirrels and even deer were on our patio, feeding on our birdseed! We have Street-Karted, played badminton, the kids have perfected their Pool game and enjoyed swimming too. And Me? Well, As I promised myself, I have read, read and read!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d have to add that as a last minute change, I would be doing the driving, as Hubby Dearest managed to possibly rip his Achilles Tendon whilst playing Badminton… That means I have to drive… his huge automatic car… and I’m scared!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that for the first time on a long while, we missed the Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan on Saturday. This is a religious parade that celebrates the Birth of the Khalsa in Sikhism. It is usually a great day filled with spirituality, commeraderie food and fun! My children used to be on the trailers at the back, playing their drums, but they have since grown up and are too big to do this apparently now, according to them!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d tell you I might just have to pop into school to make sure we are all set for the first week back… but I might not!
  • If we were sipping that chai togetherand possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d mention that seeing as we missed the Vaisakhi parade here this year, we will be visiting the temple at some point this week to pay our respects.
  • If we were sipping that chai togetherand possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d say I am hoping to enjoy the last week of the break,a nd hopefully not eat too many chocolate eggs on Easter weekend!

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

43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MindandLifeMatters
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 15:39:24

    Time off to read sounds like the best part of the holiday to me! Glad you’re enjoying! Good post, I like the chai and chat feel!

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  2. Invisibly Me
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 17:16:33

    Yikes, badminton is dangerous! I do hope hubby dearest is okay & resting up. You’ll be fine with the car, ye of little faith. Hope you have a lovely long Easter weekend 🙂
    xx

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  3. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Apr 16, 2019 @ 23:56:24

    Wonderful poem Sis! You are on top! But you wanted to recover after all, Sis! 😉
    Poor Sonu Singh. What do you think he will look like without those kilos? A shadow of himself. Just watch out for the birds that Sonu Singh doesn’t get cravings. Or at least hide ketchup. Lol Michael

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  4. thereluctantpoet
    Apr 16, 2019 @ 02:34:16

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  5. wallflower gone wildflower
    Apr 15, 2019 @ 22:44:04

    If we were sipping Chai together it would be on a wonderful windy day and you’d have the windows open because Spring was here and I’d tell you about all my adventrues in El Paso and you’de have some goodies made like bananna nut bread to go with the tea or I’d bring some over…..and you’d tell me all about your day and how the babies or children were doing and what they had learned to do or say next and I’d tell you how I look forward to having my twins with me and their Daddy and how I miss them so much.

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  6. Erika Kind
    Apr 15, 2019 @ 21:19:45

    Sounds like you had a really great time. And I am sure the driving went well. I am driving a Dodge Durango (big automatic SUV) and it is like a vacation itself. It is as easy as ABC.
    Have a good time back at home, sis!

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  7. dearanonymousfriend
    Apr 15, 2019 @ 20:55:36

    I have mentally been getting ready for lots of travel in the next few weeks. I am making chocolate and peanutbutter and cherry easter egg candies tomorrow. This week we travel to Charleston, SC for Easter weekend with our youngest and her family and next week we drive to Florida to spend ten days with our oldest, and then we will travel to our hometown in PA for a few weeks… Will hopefully write while I am gone and catch u on my blog. Happy Easter to you and yours!

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  8. Jennie
    Apr 15, 2019 @ 20:51:22

    Sounds like you had a lovely week, Ritu! Lots of reading. And thank goodness you packed light. I would have been scared to drive a huge vehicle, too! 🙂

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  9. thereluctantpoet
    Apr 15, 2019 @ 18:49:32

    Great post, My Dear! Glad you have the In-Laws back. Ha! You are so funny – Day Job??? Hmm, let me think. Nope! I’m retired!! Yeah!!!!
    Xoxoxo

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  10. willowdot21
    Apr 15, 2019 @ 15:46:22

    It looks like you are enjoying your Easter break . Glad to hear the in laws are back and that will help you no end. I hope hubby’s injury is not as serious as suspected. I am sure you coped admirably with hubby’s car, I drive an automatic and love it. I hope the children behave the rest of the week and that you get to recharge your batteries! Hugs 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉

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  11. syl65
    Apr 15, 2019 @ 15:01:47

    I’m glad you had a rejuvenating spring holiday Sister 🙏🏽💜 ☀️

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  12. Michael Ogazie
    Apr 15, 2019 @ 09:43:31

    Lol…nice job!
    But Madam, you love chai!

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  13. Rachael Stray | https://rachaelstray.com/
    Apr 15, 2019 @ 09:36:22

    Ouch that sounds painful for your hubby, how did the driving go?

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  15. Darlene
    Apr 15, 2019 @ 08:19:04

    Sounds like you are enjoying your time off and using it wisely by reading!! Enjoy the rest of the break, you deserve it!!

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