Chai And A Chat #141 #ChaiAndAChat

So, another week has flown by, of this final term of the academic year… another manic one, if I an honest!

Let’s give you a quick recap, along withour weekly drink! Ready?

  • If we were having chai I’d start, with that thing called work/school. You know, being a phase leader for this department is a tough slog, especially this year. With new curriculum stuff to sort out, assessment for another incomplete year, reports to write, sorting out the classes for next year, and a high leven of need from several of our pupils, it has really threatened to push people over the edge. So much so, that I have had staff members in tears, as well as me, feeling that we aren’t able to do more for certain children, but we are doing the best we can under circumstances out of our control. Staffing was better, this week but there was still a lot of upheaval, with meetings, and more meetings… and a few heartwrenching sessions with one particular child. Still, we have such a good relationship with the parents, that we all know we are trying our best to give each child what they deserve.
  • If we were having chai I’d go back to that old report thing… I still have ten more to write, but I managed to snatch a couple of hours one evening to get some done, with the help of my furry pal… Jaffa cakes were also there as a support…
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that cricket has still been pretty full on, with Lil Man playing for the U17s, the Mens Vth team, and filling in for the 1st team, too! There were some ups and downs, but he got 4 wickets for 32 runs off 6 overs in the 1st team game, so, even though they lost, he did really well! But, I have to admit that I am getting very tired now… counting the weeks until the league season ends…
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that I feel like I have barely picked up a book the last few weeks. When I do, I am so tired that I fall asleep when reading. I can’t wait to get back into my proper reading routine!
  • If we were having chai I’d end by saying that it was my bro in law and wife’s anniversary, so as we were unable to be there, I arranged for a luxury breakfast hamper to be delivered, so they could be treated at home, since with his foot in a cast, my Bro in Law can’t actually get around anywhere, right now! 
Bitmoji Image

This week, along with the usual work stuff, I hope to get the data done, and the reports written, alongside a biggie. Lil Man turns 16 this week! When did that happen? I admit to feeling rather old now!

And while you’re here, did you sign up for my mailing list? I am in the middle of writing an exclusive Chickpea Curry Lit story for my subscribers, and there will be news, tips and even recipes! You know you want to join… go on! Click the pic below to sign up!

49 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jas krish
    Jul 09, 2021 @ 04:34:43

    A chat on chai is always so refreshing…maybe the chai just frees the mind to share..time flies…it’s always so de-stressing..
    Enjoyed reading …very well articulated thoughts..
    Stay blessed always
    🙏🌹🙏

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  2. LucciaGray
    Jul 07, 2021 @ 20:29:45

    End of term and reports etc. A busy time for reachers, but fortunately the end is near and the hols are within grasp.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  3. Jennie
    Jul 01, 2021 @ 14:19:16

    Those reports, paper work, challenging children, and meetings, really put teachers over the edge! Teachers just want to play and be with children! How many weeks till this term ends? Your staff are lucky to have you, Ritu. Sending you good vibes!! 💕

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  4. Liz Gauffreau
    Jun 29, 2021 @ 13:12:57

    I hope you have the summer off??

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  5. CarolCooks2
    Jun 29, 2021 @ 08:04:37

    When I read your updates it makes me remember how glad I am to be retired… I admire you, Ritu, for your dedication I wish schools had more staff to help the more needy kids as it is important for their development as you know…Like Robbie, Covid is running wild here and schools are closed for the next 3 weeks…Take care and breathe x

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

    • Ritu
      Jun 29, 2021 @ 17:31:08

      Thank you, Carol. I’m trying to breathe through it! Numbers are rising again, here, too… fingers crossed we make it to the last few weeks! X

      Like

      Reply

      • CarolCooks2
        Jun 30, 2021 @ 01:45:42

        Yes we keep an eye on the numbers.. This damn virus is here to stay methinks we are just going to have to learn to manage it.. at least with the vaccinations there seem to be fewer deaths we haven’t even the luxury no chance of a vaccine for everyone here yet.. X

        Liked by 1 person

      • Ritu
        Jun 30, 2021 @ 06:05:05

        Vaccine wise, things are going well, here, but numbers keep rising, and many people are scared, because of how things were managed, initially… z

        Liked by 1 person

  6. robbiesinspiration
    Jun 29, 2021 @ 05:42:11

    Hi Ritu, It’s always nice to read your updates. It makes me feel like my own life is somewhat normal. Things have been tough around here with dad in bed for 10 days. Yesterday, we managed to get him in to see a cardiologist for an emergency appointment. It seems he has either a pulmonary hypertension induced enlarged pulmonary artery or a pulmonary embolism. Both are very dangerous. We are due to see doctor again on Wed. Covid is running wild here and the schools closed last week Friday. EEEEKKKKK!!!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    Reply

  7. nimi naren
    Jun 29, 2021 @ 05:04:46

    Your Lil man is 16…wow…time flies Ritu. Hope you are well 💕

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  8. willowdot21
    Jun 28, 2021 @ 22:19:04

    Happy 16th birthday to Lil man…..when did that happen. 💜💜💜💜last time I checked he was a boy …no more 💜💜

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  9. Erika
    Jun 28, 2021 @ 19:48:39

    Wow, already 16. Crazy, how time flies, isn’t it?

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  10. syl65
    Jun 28, 2021 @ 19:11:38

    Wow, Lil’s Man turns 16! Glad he is doing well in those Cricket matches. I hope everyone in settling in at home and I see you have your assitant, Mr. Sonu on hand for inspiration or nap time 😉 Have a good week, Sister 🙏🏽💜

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  11. CJ
    Jun 28, 2021 @ 09:31:14

    School sounds unrelenting, but you and your fellow teachers are doing an amazing job by the sound of it. Well done on powering through the reports as well, I can imagine how hard it is to have to start work again once you get home. I also find I fall asleep over my book at the moment. Well done Lil Man on all of those wickets, nicely done indeed. He is a similar age to my middle boy, life is busy at 15/16 I think! Hope this week isn’t too hectic for you, although those last weeks of the summer term always seem quite manic.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  12. davidprosser
    Jun 28, 2021 @ 09:03:55

    Ah well, I’m glad at least the cat’s on your case. I hope the new week is good for you and to you.
    Huge Hugs

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  13. floridaborne
    Jun 28, 2021 @ 08:09:59

    My children are 45 and 43. It seems such a short time ago they were in high school. It appears that your Lil man is not so little anymore.

    One of my dreams is to be able to visit bloggers all over the world. There are several living in Britain, two in India, one in Turkey, and a few in Australia I’d like to visit. It might take 3 lifetimes and a billion dollars, but someday…

    Liked by 2 people

    Reply

  14. Trackback: Chai And A Chat #141 #ChaiAndAChat by Ritu – DEEZ – Art, Books & more
  15. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jun 28, 2021 @ 07:28:53

    Hey, Sis! You are really the “early bird”. Lol Have a look at Sonu. I am sure he soon will write his memoirs. 😉 What are you Britains doing with your legs? Wasnt it your husband last year, with a leg in cast? You remember William Churchill’s saying? 😉 I wish LilMan all the best, with his goals and – i hope you will give a note timely – to his birthday. Have a nice day, and a beautiful week! :-)) Michael xx

    P,S.: I have used your image prompt as a teaser image for this repost
    https://books.eslarn-net.de/2021/06/28/chai-and-a-chat-141-chaiandachat-by-ritu/
    I hope this is allowed.

    Liked by 3 people

    Reply

  16. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jun 28, 2021 @ 07:23:59

    Reply

  17. Leanne
    Jun 28, 2021 @ 06:57:45

    Yes, when did Lil Man turn 16? I remember reading about him when he was an elementary student.

    Liked by 3 people

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

My interactive peeps!

%d bloggers like this: