Chai And A Chat #39 #ChaiAndAChat

Hey there Peeps! Time for our weekly catch up, and I think I am kinda back to normal… if there ever was a normal in Ritu-land!

  • If we were sipping chai together I’d let you know that I am melting slowly in this heat that has gripped us in the UK… We are not used to, or equipped for it, and it so humid… Today, I even got sunburned, and I had applied suncream! Still, good old Fred the Ice Cream Van Man was on hand to cool us all down!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that there is no change with the craziness at school. In fact it has upped its crazy-anti! You see, officially the letters have been sent out, and parents know, so I can tell you that I have, for the first time every, been given my OWN class next year! The past few years I have shared responsibility with others, and I can only like my experience to that of a poor homeless relative, who would carry her bags to different places every day, never fully settled, and finally, I have been given my own home! I shan’t be in the nursery next year, which I will miss very much, but I will be full time in Reception, and I have been busy getting to grips with my class list, and planning my new classroom in earnest! I have known for a while, so my Pinterest has been expanding with all sorts of classroom management ideas! Nervous, yes, but very excited!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d mention that usually at this time of year we take our nursery to the seaside on the train, but I was gutted that I wouldn’t be able to go, as they went on a day that isn’t my timetabled Nursery day. Coupled with the fact that I am out of a few training courses to aid my new subject responsibility for next year, it wasn’t feasable that I be released to go… I was sad as I haven’t been able to go on any trip with the children, of any class. But then, last minute, I was asked to accompany my Reception class to their day trip out to the local country park, where we learned Forest School skills, and we also were going on a hike to find the faerie ring! This was because next year, I’d need to do this by myself, so I needed the experience… Eeeek! Then we got a call that the ranger had broken her foot, and they would have to cance. But we couldn’t do that to the kids… so we undertook the whole session by ourselves, and had the best time! And we walked a LOT!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d giggle and say I had a great time embarrassing Lil Princess too, on Wednesday, as it was the school disco. She just about bore with me at the first one for the little children, as they were my class… and watched in embarrassment as I jumped around to all the music, including Bhangra tracks! Then solemnly told me that if I danced at her one which was the second of the night, she would run away! I ended up honouring her wishes and stayed with a couple of my students whose parents were on the PTA and so they had to stay there for the whole evening… I was tested on my maths… I think I passed!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d mumble that I managed to injure myself too, under my eye, with my Kindle! I was reading and must have fallen asleep. The Kindle fell forward onto my face, whacking my cheekbone, and waking me with a jump! It was sore, and I was convinced I’d end up with a black eye in the morning, but thankfully it wasn’t as bad as that!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say that the weekend whizzed towards us and after an optician’s appointment for Lil Princess on Friday, we had a nail appointment, followed by a Saturday filled with birthday madness as it was Lil Man’s 14th birthday, and my dear Mum’s 69th! We ended up at Loch Fyne restaurant as he loves eating mussells, but got there to find that it isn’t mussell season, so we sampled other seafood instead!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d mention that Sunday was spent in a haze of cricket mum duties, then I dozed in the afternoon, while the kids played with friends on the road. The evening ended up filled with preparation for next year’s classroom! I have been a busy bee!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d have to excitedly tell you that Hoppalong Hubby has graduated from boot-wearing crutch user, to walking for short periods unaided (apart from the boot!) He still can’t drive, but less than two weeks until his next appointment. Let’s see what they recommend next. It will have been 3 months by then.
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d tell you that I did indeed get another few chapters edited, as promised, last week, and that I plan to do a few more over this week.
  • If we were sipping that chai togetherand possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d mention that I’ll be travelling to London again for the second day of my training course, though I am dreading it as it is in a further away place than before and means getting up even earlier!
  • If we were sipping that chai togetherand possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d say that I will be having the first of my taster sessions with my new class this week. I know these children, as it is just the nursery children who are coming in this week, but next week will be the whole cohort… Bring it on!
  • If we were sipping that chai togetherand possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d let you know that there is another major event happening this week… Lil Princess will be visiting her new secondary school for the first time for a transition day. I don’t know if I am ready for this, being a mummy to two secondary school kids!!

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

53 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kirsty
    Jul 05, 2019 @ 15:58:07

    Congratulations on your new class and classroom! How exciting 🙂

    I’m done with the heat now – bring on the icecream!

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  2. dearanonymousfriend
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 17:44:20

    Congratulations on having your own class next year! Those children are so lucky to have you! Hope hubby’s appointment goes well, it is always such a relief when they can drive themselves again, hope it is soon for you. This week is slow as I won’t teaching a Ladies study this Thursday as it is the 4th here and that is a holiday, just trying to figure out what to fix besides the fresh peach cream pie I am planning… do you think that would be enough? Have to say that ice cream looked wonderful! Stay cool, it’s in the 100’s today here and I am sitting contentedly in the air conditioning.

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  3. Invisibly Me
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 13:38:11

    Ouch with the eye! Who know the mighty Kindle could be so dangerous 😂
    I love a good Mr Whippy, but I don’t seem them around anywhere near as much these days.
    Good luck to Lil Princess visiting the new school! xx

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  4. willowdot21
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 07:24:49

    Well Congratulations Sis on getting your own class I am so pleased for you. It certainly sounds like you have been busy again and so much to celebrate. Lol man and your Mum’s birthdays, Hubby progressing with his recovery and then you tell us that next year Lil princess will be at senior school….phew congratulations on all these things. Not forgetting the editing efforts with your book too.
    I had a very busy week last week we had friends from Canada staying with us so we were rush, rush out and about. Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead, London ……

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  5. Dan Antion
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 00:14:34

    I’m glad I only have to keep up by reading. Although, that ice cream cone looks pretty good. I hope the heat breaks soon.

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  6. Maggie
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 23:14:15

    I love this so much!!

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  7. Rae Reads
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 22:20:34

    If you were in the US, you’d officially be a Junior High Mom, and you’d be forced to join the boosters (of some kind band, choir, etc.) and take your turn working the concession stand! You’d be the chauffeur for all events, which I assume you are already, plus you’d learn to drop both kids off a block from their school because they’d be embarrassed by either their ride or YOU! Hahahaha. My first thirteen years of my teaching were at the junior high level. I KNOW.

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  8. robbiesinspiration
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 18:40:25

    You have been busy, Ritu. Congratulations on achieving your own class, that is so exciting. Glad hubby is improving too, my, it has been a long time.

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  9. Rebecca Moon Ruark
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 18:22:53

    Whew! I’m tuckered out just from reading your post! Congrats on getting your own class next year. You’ll rock it, I’m sure! We’re sweltering here in Maryland, but that’s usual for this time of year. We’ve got our Fourth of July parade (both boys will be riding bikes in it!) and parties coming up here on Thurs., and we have a couple friends (both newish citizens) coming to celebrate with us, in red-white-and-blue style! Before all that fun, I’m trying to get as much work done as I can. Happy Summer to you! Stay cool!

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  10. Erika Kind
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 18:21:15

    I always had fun embarrassing my kids when they were young teenagers 😄

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  11. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 17:05:46

    Busy as always, Sis! Congrats on your own class. Experiences you will never forget. Your hiking story is great. Ritu as “Lawrence of Arabia”. Lol But you are very special beeing hurt by a Kindle. 😉 Its so wonderful reading your stories. Always make me smile, and remembers somehow on a fairy tale too. 🙂 Have a great week! Michael

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  12. elementhealing
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 16:15:02

    You do seem very busy, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Congratulations on your new class and challenge. You’ll be amazing! It’s kind of odd that your weather has been unusually hot. Here in the Midwest we have had a very cold and rainy few months.

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  13. Jennie
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 15:46:12

    America was glued to the first ever Major League Baseball game in Europe, played in London this past weekend. At 6:00 PM London time it was 90 degrees!! That is unheard of. Yikes on the hot weather! Congratulations on you very own class!! What is the age difference between Nursery and Reception? How many kids? One aide? And finally… how can I be the same age as your mother (actually six weeks older)??? Surely there is a mistake here. 🙂

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  14. jwebster2
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 09:30:30

    good to see you keeping busy 🙂

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  15. Beckonlife
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 08:29:40

    It’s amazing how just the act of sitting down to chai makes us all so chatty, even the thought of it 🙂
    Good to read the musings.

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