Chai And A Chat #55 #ChaiAndAChat

Happy Monday to you all! I hope your week treated you well. Here’s my update!

  • If we were sipping chai together I’d mention that, as you read this, I might just have managed to get an earlier Dr’s appointment. The plan is to be ringing from 8.30 am when they open to get an on the day morning appointment, so I can hopefully get to the bottom of this tiredness thing. If not today, then Tuesday… otherwise I’ll be waiting for the 1st November, when I have one booked. Yawn…
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d get back to my past week and tell you that our Reception kids were exceptional at their Harvest festival! Considering this was not only their first big assembly, but their first EVER assembly with the whole school, these Lil Beauts did fantastic! They sat and watched the other year groups perform little songs and dances for Harvest, then stood in front oof over 450 people who were bigger than them, and sang and danced their hearts out. It was pretty fab, considering the Reception class usually go into silent mode, and it’s left to us, the adults of the class, to sing the songs!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d have to tell you about the beautiful portaits the children have been painting, of the adults in the school who help them. We try and get a Reception set of likenesses of all the teachers, every year, and it is rather eye opening to see what they see us as! I have a lovely official one, which I will share soon enough, but this one, I love too, as I think I look a bit like a wise owl, with fab hair!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say that even though I love my work, I was definitely glad it was the last week of this term. It’s been busy. There have been up and down moments, but nothing that can’t be dealt with. But I plan on enjoying the week ahead.
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say that Tuesday was an evening of quiet reflection and remembrance, as it was #WaveOfLight Infant Loss Day. Those who have lost a baby through whatever scenario, light candles at 7pm wherever they are to create a wave of light, to remember their lost angels. It was an evening that made me grateful for the two children we have been blessed with, but also a time to wonder what life may have been like, if my other two pregnancies hadn’t ended in miscarriage…
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d lighten the mood to tell you that as part of a lovely group of women on Facebook, I was involved in an autumnal gift swap. The idea was for autumn\Halloween based gifts to be exchanged… but here, before the deadline of shipping, in September, there were only Christmas things available, no Halloween merchandise… really?? Still, I sent my parcel, which arrived safely, and on Friday, mine came from the US, complete with fantastic American Halloween candy, a book, some fantastic tea and two beautify scarves! This one has to be my fave!
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  • If we were sipping chai together I’d mention that on Saturday, Lil Princess and I decided on a pamper day: hair, eyebrows, nails, that sort of thing. I had factored in a whole afternoon of treating ourselves… but didn’t factor in a LOOOONG wait at the hair salon. Where we usually go is a place where you don’t make appointments, but sit and wait. It can take around an hour, but I usually have my Kindle with me, so it’s no big deal. This time, we arrived and there were three ladies ahead of us. But the issue was the people already in the hairdressers seats. They were all having crazy big stuff done to their hair from perms to whole head high lights, to fancy hairstyles for nights out. And the poor stylists hadn’t had lunch or anything! I think we waited over two hours to be seen, then my highlights, roots and cut and blow dry took another three hours. It was dark when we left. I hadn’t even managed to finish my book as my Kindle battery died on me! Then, as we hurried to the car park, Hubby Dearest texted to ask where exactly we were… it had been over five hours by then! And the car park poedestrian entrances, and lift and stair well had been locked up! So we hurried around to the ramp entrance and got in from there. Goodness knows what he would have thought if I had to call up to say our car had been locked in the car park! And the most annoying thing? All the rushing around to get to the car ruined my blowdry! Grrr!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say that as nails and eyebrows didn’t factor in on Saturday, I popped into town early on Sunday to have my nails sorted out, along with a LARGE Chai Latte, which was yummy!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you we popped in to Bluewater for lunch and a little light shopping in the afternoon, and I might have just managed to slip a couple more books into my shopping bag… oops!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d tell you that I can’t wait for Wednesday when we will drive up to Brum to see Pops and Mum. You don’t understand how much I need to be in the cocoon of my parents embrace right now.
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d sheepishly admit that I will need to pop into school on one day at least, to get things ready for the new term. Just a bit of photocopying and data, honest!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d mention that it will be Diwali, or Bandi Chorr Divas next Sunday, so I’m sure there will be plenty of photos of food and fireworks for you too see!

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

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. charlypriest
    Oct 25, 2019 @ 23:04:15

    Glad for the kids, and…..hey! You got to get me on that women Facebook thing.
    Stay Frosty gentes.

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  2. robbiesinspiration
    Oct 22, 2019 @ 18:07:15

    I hope you have managed to get your doctors appointment by now, Ritu. It sounds like you did some fun things over the weekend. I saw your nails picture on Instagram. I am so awful, I bite mine.

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  3. willowdot21
    Oct 22, 2019 @ 16:29:19

    The hairdresser’s sounds like a stressful interlude which is a shame as it should of been a fun time for you and little princess. Hope the hospital trip went well. Appart from the parking. Love that scarf ! Keep well sis.

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  4. Zoé O'Farrell
    Oct 22, 2019 @ 09:03:03

    Wow what a busy week! I do love the scarf you were gifted! Hope you have a bit more of a peaceful week this week!!! x

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  5. Erika Kind
    Oct 21, 2019 @ 20:36:26

    Have a great time with and at your parents, sis, and all the best for the doctor’s appt. 💖

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  6. dearanonymousfriend
    Oct 21, 2019 @ 18:30:27

    will be glad when you figure out what is causing your tiredness. Hope you have a restful and relaxing week off. Thank you for sharing your week. ❤

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  7. IreneDesign2011
    Oct 21, 2019 @ 17:14:27

    Wish you a beautiful and relaxed week, Ritu 😀

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  8. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Oct 21, 2019 @ 16:17:18

    ON Saturday you forgot something: Shoeeess! I think its a women biggest thing buying shoes. Lol Seems you had overcome the tiredness. Welcome back in happyness.But as i adviced you during a holday posting, you made yourself to much thoughts about your own class. Look, its a wonderful thing, and the painted portrait is unbelievable too. Lol Have a wonderful week meeting your parents, and the chance leaving the city for some wonderful days. Best wishes Michael

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  9. syl65
    Oct 21, 2019 @ 14:55:16

    I hope you can get an earlier doctor’s appointment and plus have an overall good fulfilling week, Sister 💜

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  10. Jennie
    Oct 21, 2019 @ 12:15:36

    Enjoy you week off, Ritu!

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  11. Rachael Stray | https://rachaelstray.com/
    Oct 21, 2019 @ 07:49:12

    I had a lovely catch up with my best friends on Saturday night. I also went to the theatre on Tuesday night. Elsie and I tried a new baby sensory class on Wednesday and I cooked a full meal from scratch from a recipe box too. I hope you get a doctors appointment to get to the bottom of your tiredness. Loving your nails.

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  12. meenawalia
    Oct 21, 2019 @ 06:56:24

    Praying for ur good health.and waiting to see the diwali pics.
    It is such a sweet and noble way to remember our loved ones we lost in life

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