Chai And A Chat #46 #ChaiAndAChat

Well hello there my dear Peeps! Did you get your cuppa ready?

  • If we were sipping chai together I’d let you know that the week went by fairly smoothly.
  • If we were sipping chai together the first thing I’d want to talk to you about would be #RiNoEdMo, as that has been my biggie this week. I managed to reach the end of the edit I was on, and sent my manuscript off to 5 beta readers. Some initial feedback was very positive, but there was one piece of advice about getting a little more description in, of characters and settings. So, I set about round 723 of revising the script. I know I have to wait for others feedback too, but I know this will be something pointed out by them all, so the changes and additions were going to need to be put in. Just waiting nervously for the rest of the feedback. My new, improved manuscript will be going back to Cheerleader #1 as soon as I am happy with it!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that Thursday was Rakhri. This is the brother sister festival that is celebrated by Indian families to celebrate the sibling bond. My brother isn’t here but Pops, who flew over the Helsinki on Wednesday, took my rakhi over to him. We tie a rakhi on our brother to show them we love them, and are there for them. This also symbolises our brothers promise to always look out for their sisters. It’s also accompanied by a gift, usually, not that that is the reason we celebrate!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say that I took the kids on a trip to Bluewater, for Lil Man to let his sister choose a gift for the above-mentioned Rakhri, and we ended up at a book signing that was going on in Waterstones, with Dr Ranj, the Children’s TV host, who has recently published a book on healthy eating. Had to be done!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d have to mention that, despite Lil Princess being a total teen in her attitude, we did have a good morning, one day, where we went for a girlie mani and pedi… though why she chose neon yellow, I’ll never know!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you we went for a lovely family meal on the Saturday night, with my in-laws too. It is lovely to be out of the usual environment for a change!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d sigh with relief and say that Sunday was another chilled day. The children played on the x-box with their friends for a while, then outside on their bikes, or playing football, giving me a little peace to edit. And I managed to read too, which is always a bonus!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d tell you that I have a dinner to go to on Tuesday at one of my friend/colleague’s house to generalyl catch up, and talk a bit about timetables and planning for next year at school.
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d say that we may even try and get away for the weekend, seeing as it is the last one before I go back to school!!! EEEK!

Right, that’s me done Peeps! Let me how your week has been.

45 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Sep 04, 2019 @ 13:52:22

    A busy week, Ritu! Neon yellow is an interesting choice…🙂

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  2. Rachael Stray | https://rachaelstray.com/
    Aug 23, 2019 @ 04:15:21

    Neon colours are very much in at the moment so she’s on trend lol. Love your choice of nail pokish though!

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  3. Erika Kind
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 20:14:47

    It makes me smile to see how you fill your time off with such wonderful memories. Enjoy another week off, sis 💖

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  4. johnrieber
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 19:30:05

    A full week as usual…for me, it was a family weekend with swimming and walking along the pacific ocean beaches in Santa Monica, plus The Hollywood Bowl – now onto Monday!

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  5. willowdot21
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 18:44:17

    Another busy week Sis 💜

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  6. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 16:07:15

    Sounds very good. But as soon as you come to rest, the school starts again soon.
    Good luck with your manuscript. I am sure that will be a success. Isn’t it nice to have a teen in the house, all of a sudden? Lol
    This is getting much more colorful and shrill.;-) As long as Sonu Singh doesn’t become a punk cat. 🙂
    Best wishes, Michael

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  7. charlypriest
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 15:56:34

    What´s with women and nails…..

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  8. charlypriest
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 15:55:30

    Ritu, you don´t appear on my “reader” and I can read you when I see you in my blog.
    Several things, congratulations on working on the book, also the two cute kids up there and……hummmm, hey! Whats what that hottie guy on the last photo?

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    • Ritu
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 16:00:50

      That’s strange…
      I’m definitely here Charly, and I can see you in mine!
      So, the two kids… That’s me and my Bro as young ‘uns!
      And I’m guessing you’re referring to Dr Ranj, a tv presenter/doctor who we met at a book signing!

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      • charlypriest
        Aug 19, 2019 @ 16:08:01

        Dr. Ranj…..you got to hook me up with him, or at least make hime read not the blog though, I have another WEB pge(not this nutty blog) to see if he can help me out to spread my great novel.
        The kids….I thought they where yours, don´t know so Good you clarify it out.
        You look much better now.
        Take care Ritu

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      • Ritu
        Aug 19, 2019 @ 16:16:50

        Lol! I don’t put my kids images on the blog or insta… Just my goofy pics!

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      • charlypriest
        Aug 19, 2019 @ 16:39:35

        I won´t go into your “insta” since I don´t have one, or I do…acutually do have a twitter account which one lady asked if I followed her on twitter, the answer is no since I think I have used that 1 time in two years or more really, I even forgot that password, I´m Good and more than Good to read you all in this platform. You are goofy that´s for sure, in a nice way that is so that is why I read you and you pick my sarcastic humour unlike just a tiny bit of small people that is, so……so so…I´m thinking here! takes a lot…. now, I do care about your kids like anybody´s kids but I really do not want to see them in pictures, if it a hottie in pictures in the Instagram apart from you, I´m in and Will get the Instagram. I know you probably don´t believe me, but that is true, I don´t have insta, I have the twitter account that I don´t see, but I do have this WordPress thing, I´ll stick with this until I finish my freaking novel and then you edit it and tell me how to make it more visible, deal is sealed.

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      • Ritu
        Aug 19, 2019 @ 16:50:14

        Thanks Charly! I do appreciate your comments 😘

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  9. Shivangi
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 15:53:28

    I love to read your Chai and Chat posts… it is always interesting!

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  10. Jim Borden
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 15:09:49

    good luck with the book; and how nice to have a day to celebrate siblings!

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  11. syl65
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 14:59:06

    I’m glad you had a smooth week and was able to hammer out some editing time. Each day is a day closer to publication Sister 💜 Enjoy this week 😊

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  12. You Can Always Start Now
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 13:30:07

    always enjoy these post as good catch up for me with what you are up too. Congrats on getting manuscript send out and edits happening.

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  13. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 07:37:06

    Hi Ritu I’m making progress on your MS. About third way through. Marje x

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