Chai And A Chat #138 #ChaiAndAChat

A whole week has gone by since we moved into the house. A full week of half term has slipped by. Thank goodness I still have one more week!

Right, so, did you get your drink? I’ll update you on more house shenanigans!

  • If we were having chai I’d tell you it was a jam-packed week. Even though it was half term, once you move into a new house, there is no such thing as relaxing, for the first few weeks, at least!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that I have been driving to all the local supermarkets, to work out the best one for my weekly shop. Asda, a straight drive, perfect. Sainsbury’s could be straight, but the journey involves a stretch through a country lane where no one can pass you, so you could end up having to reverse, to let another vehicle pass! There is another route, so it is still an option. Hubby Dearest discovered a local Co-op, so for little bits, that will do. I did try the local Tesco, but, erm, local? Well, the SatNav took me on a 45 minute journey there, then on the way back, it took half an hour – definitely an only in emergency place, but it was a lovely store!
  • If we were having chai I’d mention that Amazon has become our best friend. We have ordered so many bits and bobs, to get going, from a nest of tables for the living room, to cleaning products in bulk, and a whole host of other things. The delivery driver is going to know our address off by heart!
  • If we were having chai I’d say that the gardener came and cut the lawn, at least, and the garden is looking pretty good, already. We have a random fence to remove, and some weeding to do, but then it is as good as it is going to get, for now! There are beautiful Rhododendron bushes too, most with purple flowers, but one with fuschia coloured blooms, too!
  • If we were having chai I’d have to let you know that there are some amazing walks around here, too. We haven’t been on many, yet, but I look forward to getting to know more of them!
  • If we were having chai I’d leave you with the image of a very cosy Sonu Singh, who is more than happy, and trying his hardest to find all the hiding spots, or sleeping all day!
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This week, I am still on half term break, but there won’t be lots of relaxation. See, Lil Princess is back at school, so I’ll be practicing the commute every morning, to get her to school, then there are appointments with furniture people, as well as Lil Man and his cricket matches. Oh, and I need to start writing my class reports!

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61 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. minicollectionn
    Jun 12, 2021 @ 07:02:44

    Congratulations on your new home.

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  2. Lokesh Sastya
    Jun 11, 2021 @ 05:51:57

    Hi Ritu, How are you?

    Your post has the effect of chai. Now, I’m feeling cool and fresh. Most of the blogger’s talks overexcited, you are cool and pleasant. Feeling happy to connect with you.๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. JJ
    Jun 10, 2021 @ 17:01:55

    Congratulations on your new house
    ๐Ÿ 

    Can you please visit my blog littlejinglejangle.wordpress.com ๐Ÿค—

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  4. D.L. Finn, Author
    Jun 10, 2021 @ 06:06:37

    Thank you for the chia! Congrats on your new home. I hope you settle in quickly and happily.

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  5. dgkaye
    Jun 10, 2021 @ 03:59:36

    Congratulations on your new home. I know well the gruel of moving ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  6. CarolCooks2
    Jun 10, 2021 @ 00:45:48

    A home in the country how lovely and a nice big garden..a veggie garden springs to mind….Good luck and good health in your home, Ritu …x

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  7. Liz Gauffreau
    Jun 09, 2021 @ 23:09:26

    It sounds like you’re enjoying your new home!

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  9. Rebecca Moon Ruark
    Jun 09, 2021 @ 15:11:24

    Wow–your new place looks great. Congrats! Lovely yard!

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  10. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Jun 09, 2021 @ 12:30:48

    It looks wonderful Ritu and some wonderful surroundings including your garden.. wishing you much happiness..โ™ฅ

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  11. Garima Jain
    Jun 08, 2021 @ 18:16:48

    Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. ladymeritaten
    Jun 08, 2021 @ 05:50:56

    It looks so gorgeousโ€ฆI love nature

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  13. johnrieber
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 20:14:01

    What a beautiful, serene location! While shopping seems to be a bit of a challenge for awhile, it’s worth it to always end up back in paradise!

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  14. Jennie
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 20:09:41

    I love your big, beautiful yard!! It sounds like youโ€™re getting lots done, Ritu. ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  15. CJ
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 19:44:44

    Wow, the garden looks brilliant, all that space! AND a football goal! Glad you are settling in and getting to know the locality.

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  16. OIKOSโ„ข-Editorial
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 18:34:16

    Sounds very fantastic, and the environment looks great. What an amazing garden! As I can see, you could even double that. Now, you only have to care for Sonu. If he will really start hiking, you will see only see him again, when his stomach growls. ๐Ÿ˜‰ He’s (not yet) learned to hunt. Yeah! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a beautiful week, Sis! Now after moving is done, you weather beased can start mowing. ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx Michael

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  17. robbiesinspiration
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 16:07:00

    Hi Ritu, I am delighted to know you have moved and are settling in well.

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  18. Erika
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 15:28:44

    I can so relate to you checking out the surrounding area. Over here everything is close anyway… lol but when we moved to the States we found our favorite stores step by step. The best and biggest ones were just around the corner within walking distance which was great since we only had one car. However, I hope you will find your best option soon.
    This looks like a very big garden. Is it larger than the one you had before? It is so exciting to get settled ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  19. syl65
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 15:02:43

    You have a full plate of things to do plus dessert! Mr Sonu must be tired from helping organize the move ๐Ÿ˜ธ eventually all will fall into place and you will know all your quickest routes like the back of your hand. Have a great but hopefully not overwhelming week, Sister ๐Ÿ’œ

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  20. Keith
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 13:07:21

    Ritu, leave it to a cat to find comfort in the house, chasing the sunlight for his or her naps. Keith

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  21. Darlene
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 08:52:16

    Congratulations on your new home. Moving is such hard work but worth it in the end. Your place looks lovely, it seems it is in the country. Glad the cat is happy!

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  22. willowdot21
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 08:28:37

    It’s all go sis but I am wishing you all lots of happiness in the new home ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ

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  23. Shweta Suresh
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 05:44:33

    Moving into a new house is always a hectic business. Amazon can be a boon indeed! This is what happened to me when I moved into my current house. After a while, the delivery guy didn’t call anymore for directions๐Ÿ˜‚
    The garden is looking pretty good! That’s a cute picture of Sonu Singh ๐Ÿ˜„

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