Chai And A Chat #72 #ChaiAndAChat – Half Term Fun

Happy Monday to you all! But, where did that week go? I wish I could tell you I spent the whole time relaxing, but that would be a lie, and a very not ‘Ritu’ thing to do. I did manage a Chai though! Where’s yours?

  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say that aside from picking up a few bits I needed for my classroom, and meeting up with my dear team teach for a coffee (or chai, in my case), I thought of nothing school related whatsoever! I had thought I might pop in to school at some point, then decided against it. Best idea ever!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that there was still a lot going on, all week. We started with dentist appointments on Monday morning, where Lil Princess was over the moon to be told she needs to be referred for braces (strange child!), Lil Man was told off for not brushing his gums properly, and I exited with a huge smile as I got a clean bill, and a ‘well done’ for amazing brushing from the dentist. I know it’s silly, but it makes me happy, being a dentist’s daughter, and all that!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d mention that on Monday evening, Lil Princess and I took at trip to Maidstone with my Father-in-law for him to attend his official citizenship ceremony! He’s been in this country for over 45 years, and has residency, but never took up the citizenship as it was easier to travel to and from India on his Indian passport. Still, now he decided to go for it, and we were invited to a very official ceremony, where he had to utter an oath, and got a certificate and photo from some Vice chairman of something, and Brigadeer something or other… and he got jam. I kid you not. That was the gift all new citizens were given. A special pot of Kentish jam! Still, A lovely experience!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that on Tuesday, I embraced my inner writer, and knuckled down to write. I have been pretty good this week, actually. Apart from yesterday, Sunday, where I was too tired, I have written something every day, from 200 to 1500 words. That means book two is coming along very nicely, thank you very much! And I hope to keep the daily writing up too, so you don’t have to wait twenty years for the sequel!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d also mention that I was a little tense as I had to get my car serviced and MOT’d before Thursday. I knew the car is fine, but it is always a stress, until you have that little piece of paper in your hand saying the car is safe for another year!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d admit that I decided to try another healthy eating kick. I signed up to the two week trial of Noom, which is a system to help change your mindset with regards to lifestyle, exercise and eating. I love getting creative with food, and it was interesting to try and manage my eating on our weekend away! (Oh, and I even managed cake on Lil Princess’s birthday!)
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that I won a book as well, from a Twitter giveaway! Always a bonus!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that I am now the mother of a twelve year old girl… Yes, Lil Princess had her birthday. We spent it shopping at Bluewater and having lunch, as well as having CAKE in the evening!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d be excited to share that we managed our weekend away too! Hubby Dearest booked a beautiful three bedroom apartment at a bargain price in Canary Wharf, so off we trotted! We had dinner at The Big Easy, spent a whole day walking the length and breadth of Oxford Street then dinner in Leicester Square at TGI Friday’s topped off by generally fantastic quality time with the family!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that I took the opportunity to take my book baby on a tour of certaim parts of London too! I got some funny looks from my kids and Hubby Dearest, but why not! But what a great way to celebrate the fact that I have sold at least 100 copies of the book in two weeks!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d tell you that this week it’s back to school. I’ll try not to get too tired, but also want to squeeze writing time in daily too, as well as a little exercise. I am going to try, anyway!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d say that though the immediate family birthdays are now done until May, I am taking Lil Princess to London again on Saturday to attend a surprise lunch for one of my dear cousin sister-in-laws. Her daughters have arranged a special meal… should be fun!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d mention that I also have an eye appointment on Sunday… think it might be time for specs for screen at least now. The lazer surgery has lasted well, over 10 years actually, and it may just be time to embrace age…

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

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ramblingdaisies
    May 12, 2020 @ 23:12:46

    What a wonderful read this has been!

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  2. mitchteemley
    Feb 25, 2020 @ 22:17:49

    Congrats on the book sales in England, Ritu! Cheerio!

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  3. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 20:53:05

    The citizenship ceremony sounds crazy. Lol Gifted jam from “The Wooden Spoon”. Sounds like something copied by Monty Python. Write the story, Sis! Would be a great movie, too. :-)) “got a certificate and photo from some Vice chairman of something, and Brigadeer something or other …” Hey Siiiiiis”: These are your officials. Lol Congrats to your Fathe-in-law.
    It’s great that you both had a little holiday. Have a wonderful week! Michael

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  4. willowdot21
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 20:33:11

    Busy week, exciting weekend 💜💜💜

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  5. Erika
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 20:12:15

    Sounds awesome that you could spend some days in London. Very happy for you, sis 💖

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  6. syl65
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 17:00:34

    Congratulations to your father in law on his citizenship and jar of jam 😊 glad you could fit in some writing time on your busy off week. Happy belated birthday to Lil Princess 🎂 I hope you have a steady week back at school, Sister 💜🙏🏽

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  7. dearanonymousfriend
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 16:47:26

    I always love reading about your week. Good luck with your NOOM, have heard good things about it. Hubby and I are just about to start another 12 week course for our eating habits, this one is Mindful Eating and I am strangely looking forward to it! We just finished a 12 week MOVE class and are attending a MOVE Forward class once a month… it’s been enlightening and so far we are losing weight, he has lost about 25 pounds, I am plateaued at 12 pounds lost… hoping to get those last 8 off and see where I go from there. Have a great week. Cathi

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  8. johnrieber
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 15:54:48

    A very busy week! Congratulations on the success of your book so far – I will be posting a review soon and am having a great time reading it!

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  9. Rebecca Moon Ruark
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 14:31:51

    I’m still laughing about the jam! Congrats to your dad on his citizenship. Busy week for me ahead–lovely that so many clients want me to work for them, but I could use a break! Have a good one, Ritu!

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  10. Jennie
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 12:06:59

    Love your new photo, Ritu! So glad you didn’t go into school, and what a great weekend getaway! 🙂

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  11. Carol Anne
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 07:29:59

    Wow! A busy week! Lil princess is the same age as my niece lauren! Lauren turned 12 yesterday! Enjoy being back to work!

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