Chai And A Chat #114 #ChaiAndAChat #CoronaDiaries Week 38

Happy Monday, Peeps! Last week of Christmas term, here. I’m crawling, but still moving!

Right, have you got your drink?

  • If we were having chai I’d start with the usual… School. It’s been weird. Usually, at this time we would be practicing the Nativity, and gearing up for the performance to the parents. This year, due to Covid-19, it isn’t able to happen, which is so sad for the children. We are still trying hard to keep the Christmas spirit alive, though, with our class advent calendar, that has Santa growing more hair on his chin, until his full beard is grown! The kids love singing Christmas songs and have been writing letters to Santa in our Christmas Post office! We’ve made cards for their families, and calendars as gifts. And of course, we have been talking about the story of the Nativity. My all time favourite moment was when I asked if they knew the reason why Christmas is celebrated, and I was told it’s because Baby Cheesus was born!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that I have been trying to get booked in for my regular flu jab, for a couple of months, now. And it took ages, but I finally got an appointment, so hopefully, by next week, I’ll be immunised for that, at least!
  • If we were having chai I’d have to tell you about the houses stuff. We had another prospective buyer come to view the property on Saturday. They will be feeding back on Monday. And another is due to see the house on Wednesday. Fingers crossed, and house selling vibes, please!
  • If we were having chai I’d then have to let you know that we went to see three properties, too. Obviously, if we sell this one, we need that forever home to move into. It is a tough time, trying to find what we really want, espcially in this climate, as houses are being snapped up, so fast, at the moment. One we were hoping to see, ended up not actually on the market. The three we viewed on Saturday were interesting. Two out of the three were quirky properties, but the rooms themselves were too small, even though one had a swimming pool, and a beaautiful garden view. One, in my eyes was a definite contender, but the gaarden, though huge, was at a slope, and a no way from the male members of the family… grrr! Still, they were obviously not for us. Another to see on Monday. Fingers crossed!
  • If we were having chai I’d finally tell you that the week ended a little on a low. My aunt, Pops sister, passed away. She was old, led a good life, but it is still hard to say goodbye, especially in this climate…

This week, it’s the last week of the Autumn term. I am hoping for relatively smooth sailing but you never know, in the world of school! There is talks of mass testing in Secondary schools here, in certain areas of Kent, which could, in effect, shut down whole schools, and mean that families are in self isolation over Christmas, if as many positives as they think are found… Scary. No one wants to be affected, but I guess, it has to be done. I’ve bought all the main trimmings for our own Christmas dinner, just in case… you never know. Aaside from a couple of house jobs, and my flu jab, I am hoping that it will be a smooth week. Christmas presents are ordered, and just need wrapping…

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27 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Jennie
    Dec 18, 2020 @ 00:00:51

    Love the Santa beard activity! I’ve ‘been there’ with house hunting and the seeing them scooped up in a flash. Yet, it always turned out that the house that was meant to be was suddenly there. I have faith that will happen to you, Ritu.

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  3. willowdot21
    Dec 14, 2020 @ 21:46:16

    Sounds like a good week on the whole Sis. Sending you hugs and good house selling and buying vibes ! 💜💜🌹

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  4. Rae Longest
    Dec 14, 2020 @ 21:42:52

    Am having vanilla latte this afternoon as we visit. I found it in Kurig cups and am now addicted. Lots cheaper than the local coffee shop, and I don’t have to get dressed to enjoy it. (Am in my jeans and nightshirt. LOL)
    I posted grades last week, so I am a free woman until January. Of course, I’ve already been working on my syllabus etc.
    Here’s hoping progress is made on the house/living situation over the next week. At least you’re getting nibbles.
    Hang in there, Christmas break is coming.

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  5. syl65
    Dec 14, 2020 @ 20:20:29

    I hope you have smooth sailing to end the term and I hope you get some very good feedback on house. That forever home will appear, Sister 🙏🏽💜

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  6. OIKOS™-Editorial
    Dec 14, 2020 @ 19:23:20

    Yes, Sis! A swimming pool is fantastic! Create a beach around, and a pipline for the drinks. Lol Honestly, its very had getting the allowance building a pool, even in the own garden. You will be the king of the neighbourhood. 😉
    Cheesus? Lol Not, Jesus? 😉 Great word, indeed! I am feeling with your littles. Its definitely hard to understand why this years Christmas is so different from all the other Christmases in the past. With them we will get a very new generation, hopefully the future is bringing not more viruses. ;-( Oh yes, on Wednesday we are beginning our “stronger lockdown”, here. No bigger meetings on Christmas, no meetings for a New Year party, and – i will regret 😉 – no fireworks.I will cross the fingers for you finding a great new property. At least at Lizzies property a lot of rooms are unused. 😉 Best wishes, Michael

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  7. Erika
    Dec 14, 2020 @ 19:18:08

    Enjoy the last days with the little ones although it is different, or maybe right because of that💖. And enjoy the house search. May I ask why you are actually moving? Didn’t you just renovate a couple of years ago?

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  8. jenanita01
    Dec 14, 2020 @ 09:20:42

    What a week, Ritu… no wonder you are worn out! Hope you find your forever home soon!

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