Chai And A Chat #136 #ChaiAndAChat

Can you believe that May is nearly done? When I said time was flying, I wasn’t kidding!

Right, drinks at the ready? Let’s catch up!

  • If we were having chai I’d let you know that school has been hectic, as usual. There are so many things going on, right now, from working out how we are assessing the children, to ensuring we have covered enough of the learning that we wish our children to be exposed to, to spending that quality time with them, too. Monday was Pyjamarama, and the children loved coming into school in their pyjamas. We devoted more time than usual, looking at books, and reading stories together – my favourite thing!
Here’s me in my posh PJs!
  • If we were having chai I’d not be able to let the post go by without showing you the monster pear that came in the fruit for the children! Talk about wonky fruit!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that Lil Man completed his first week of assessments. He’s enjoying coming home early, but it is a battle to get him to revise… typical boys! One week to go for him, then he can relax.
  • If we were having chai I’d say that I am still pretty shattered. We’ve been carrying on with the major clearouts, to help whenever we move out of this place. There is a lot less ‘stuff’ around, and I have got very good at getting rid of things, but, Hubby Dearest has been outed as the biggest hoarder there is!
  • If we were having chai I’d have to get you to raise your cups to Pops, who turned 75 on Saturday! If only I was in a position to go and see him. We can’t stay overnight yet, so it;s a long journey for just one day, especially given that Lil Man is in the middle of his assessments, but hopefully, soon, we can be together!
Bitmoji Image

This week, I am in and out of school, for some specific reasaons (to be revealed soon enough!) but, suffice to say, there is some big stuff happening here! Lil Man finishes his GCSE exams that aren’t meant to be exams on Friday, so he will be free, too. OMG!

As will I. We break up for our half term. on Friday, and though it feels like a short minute since we had Easter, the last five weeks have almost killed me! It’s been a hard slog. There is so much going on in school, and at home. I can’t wait for our break!

This still stands, too!

Now, I will say this here, so hold me accountable, folks.

On top of school, the next two weeks will be hectic. We have Lil Man with his GCSE year, coming to an end, so even though they don’t have exams, there are still assessments happening, starting today, so his teachers can submit their grades for qualifications… And there’s the house. I can’t say much, but, things are moving, and this is why I need to step back, a little from some of the weekly prompts, so I can get the clearout done! Evenings and weekends will be being used to sort out the chaff from the wheat, so to speak… And, to add to that, Lil Man’s Cricket, as well as countless courses and forums we have been asked to be a part of, to keep up to date with school changes.

So, if you see me on here, too much, call me out!

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32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    May 30, 2021 @ 12:51:01

    I hate all the paper work at the end of the school year. I’m just finishing up mine, which puts me way behind on catching up with blogging pals. I’m thinking of you, the house, the upcoming break, and your son’s testing. Big whew!!

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  2. mitchteemley
    May 27, 2021 @ 22:08:17

    Praying for Lil Man’s exams. Love the pear-nana. Such a dignified, handsome Pop. Have a wonderful weekend, Ritu.

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  3. Rae Longest
    May 26, 2021 @ 02:43:46

    Busy lady!

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  4. willowdot21
    May 25, 2021 @ 07:46:54

    Lovely post as always, send strength, energy and support 💜💜

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  5. robbiesinspiration
    May 25, 2021 @ 06:24:31

    Hi Ritu, I saw your cute pyjama pic on IG and also that weird pear. My son, Greg, is also working very hard and has his preliminary final examinations coming up soon. The amount of work he has to do is enormous compared to what I had to do in my final year of school. I look forward to the reveal of your surprise soon.

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  6. OIKOS™-Editorial
    May 24, 2021 @ 23:56:47

    Was it really a slumber party, or wasn’t it a Japanese tea ceremony?`Lol But you are looking good, Sis! You are having a very colorful classroom. Fingers crossed for LilMan! Dont hurry up to much, Sis! The strenght is to be found in serenity!
    All the best! Enjoy a beautiful week! Michael

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  7. johnrieber
    May 24, 2021 @ 19:16:06

    Looking forward to the big announcement!

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  8. syl65
    May 24, 2021 @ 14:51:14

    That break couldn’t come soon enough for you and Lil Man 😄 that pear looks like a zucchini disguised as a pear 🍐🤣 I hope all goes well in your week, Sister 🙏🏽💜

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  9. Keith
    May 24, 2021 @ 12:54:39

    Ritu, have a great week. That is some aggressive pear! Keith

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  10. Erika
    May 24, 2021 @ 12:06:01

    Been there several times … Isn’t it unbelievable how much stuff is coming together over the years? Moving is such a healthy opportunity to really sort things out and it feels a lot easier to get rid of them for not carrying more stuff along than necessary… lol!
    Wish you a less hectic week than expected, sis 💖

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  11. CJ
    May 24, 2021 @ 09:03:54

    I hope your son’s assessments go well, it’s been a hard run up to it all for them. My eldest missed his GCSEs last year, which was really disappointing for him. But I know what you mean about how hard it is to get boys to revise! He does seem to be doing a bit now though, as far as I can tell 🙂 I hope the clearing and the move go well.

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  12. Anindya
    May 24, 2021 @ 08:54:53

    Nice post as usual Ritu. The last two years have been eventful and troublesome for me forcing me to stay away from this wonderful world of blogging. But, I ave started writing again in an old blog of mine, https://anindyarakshit.wordpress.com/ quite recently. Hoping to stay connected 🙂

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