Chai And A Chat #91 #ChaiAndAChat #CoronaDiaries Week 15

Well, hello there, my dear Peeps!

Fifteen weeks, and still counting!

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  • Another week passed at school. I had my special Beaut back in class, this week (He’s my special needs child) I have been worried about him being at home, but equally, was worried about him being back in and adapting to the new routines and systems, but you knw what? He did really well! The rest of the week has been filled with paperwork, as we reaad new policies that have been sent to us by the government, regarding reopening to all pupils in September, including our brand new starters in Reception class. Such woolly advice! I’m just glad our head and the Senior Leadership Team is sensible enough, for the most part, the help organise things for us in the best way possible. I have some new responsibilities going forward, so am trying to prepare for them too!
  • We had our two birthdays on the Monday, as you all know, so a socially distanced birthday cake was cut in the garden with a candle on a cupcake so he could blow it out, and not worry about blowing on the cake everyone was going to eat! Except it was blowing up a gale, so I had to hold the cake through the kitchen window, for him to blow the candle out! And we video called Mum and sang to her! We will have to meet to celebrate that 70th at a later stage.
  • Fitness-wise, I have carried on with my Flat Tummy challenge, and the Plank Challenge ( I can hold a plank for 1 minute and 10 seconds!) and I completed week two of the CouchTo5K runs as well!
  • The rest of the week flew by in a blur. I’m getting up early, but falling asleep fast too. The weekend was a mix of the boys visiting barber shops, and us girls attempting to get to the hair dresser too! Pubs and restaurants opened on Saturday, and as Lil Man and I went on our walk, on Saturday evening, I was slightly alarmed at how many people were out, and crammed in to certain venues! Don’t they get that the virus hasn’t gone away yet?
  • I am also still trying to eat a Keto-style diet, and this weekend, I experimented with Keto bread… I’ll let you know what it tastes like next week… it’s cooling as I type!

This week, we are still at school, preparing for the grand reopening in September, as well as teaching our mini class that we have.

I also have the 2nd birthday of my Finndian nephew #2 on Wednesday. Can’t believe time is flying so fast!

Also, Lil Man is playing his first cricket match of the season, on Sunday, so fingers crossed for better, less windy weather!

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29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. H.R.R. Gorman
    Jul 10, 2020 @ 02:23:31

    I srsly need to know how the bread turned out.

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  2. robbiesinspiration
    Jul 09, 2020 @ 07:30:00

    An interesting update, Ritu. Things here are a disaster with the school. It opened for two weeks and then closed and now the boys are writing exams from home. My Michael is really struggling with the on-line and has zero motivation to do any work, even the minimum. Let me know if you have any ideas to inspire him. I hope you are getting a bit of writing in somehow, somewhere. Hugs.

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    • Ritu
      Jul 09, 2020 @ 07:40:37

      Robbie, I think online learning, for children is so hard. It is tough enough to motivate children on the classroom, but at least, there, they have us for support, and their peers. At home, they may have parental or sibling support, but it’s not the same. Being in the same environment day in day out is not the best.
      I would create a timetable with him. Maybe focus on academics in the morning, and more creative, wellbeing based activities in the afternoon?
      My kids senior school adapted their timetable from 5 lessons daily, to 2-3 structured learning sessions on google Classrooms, and the rest of the time, to be used for them to relax.
      As for writing, after what feels like months, I managed to write nearly 500 words last night! Hope this is a positive sign for the future xx

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  3. Maria Mocha
    Jul 08, 2020 @ 03:24:48

    Good for you for keeping up with fitness goals. I don’t do the gym. I am a bit in love with rest and my bed and sofa. However, I do manage to stretch and walk over 6,000 steps most days of the week. Lovely post.

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  4. Michael
    Jul 07, 2020 @ 20:29:55

    You have my support dear!

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  5. Yiena
    Jul 07, 2020 @ 01:22:26

    Ow~a lovely busy bee~ 🙈 Please have a great week! 💝🌸

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  6. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jul 06, 2020 @ 21:00:04

    Sorry, this brought a big smile on my face: Like a social distanced candle in the wind. Lol
    Happy Hair Day, Sis! Have you ever seen your Primeminister the last days? Seems he is in need for new hairstyling. 😉 Business as always!You will make it, Sis! I am sure. Atl least you got policies from your government. Here its told our officials only giving interviews to the media, but nothing happens. All the best to you and yours. Keep the school grooving. :-)) Michael

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  7. petespringerauthor
    Jul 06, 2020 @ 19:22:31

    I’m glad your special needs student is adjusting. Life is tough enough without throwing in more challenges.

    Congratulations on keeping up with your health goals. My gym has reopened, but I just don’t feel safe enough to go back. I also know that face masks are required. That’s a good thing, but I don’t know if I can work out that way. I’ve been walking (four miles per day) and doing some weight training at home. I do a plank for as long as I can, but I’ve never timed myself. I suspect you’ve got me beat. I am up to doing thirty-five pushups straight, which is pretty good.

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    • Ritu
      Jul 06, 2020 @ 19:25:56

      See, now, push ups escape me!
      I’m trying hard to keep up the fitness. For my well being, as well as my health!
      I don’t think I could gym in a mask!!!



  8. scr4pl80
    Jul 06, 2020 @ 17:01:53

    Interested to hear how the keto bread tastes. How many carbs? Cute new hairdo. I am working on 1 minute plank too, are your arms extended or are you on your forearms? Mine are arms extended. Great chatting with you 🙂

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  9. Jennie
    Jul 06, 2020 @ 13:55:41

    Sounds like a busy week, and a good one. Where does the time go?

    Liked by 3 people


  10. willowdot21
    Jul 06, 2020 @ 10:19:41

    That’s a busy, week, your hair look lovely 💜 💜💜

    Liked by 3 people


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