Chai And A Chat #144 #ChaiAndAChat

Finally, I write this as I hit the last week of term! I am sorry it’s late, but life has been hectic in different ways.

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

  • If we were having chai I’d start by telling you that I wasn’t at school, at all last week… Yup, our bubble popped, due to a staff member testing positive, and as a result the nursery, and my Reception class was affected. So, instead of celebrating the last full week with the kids, I was drafting up home learning again, with the children, recording stories, and catching up on the mountain of emails accumulated in my work in box. It was very productive, but I really wish I had been at school, instead!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that I have been horrified by the racism that poured out onto the screens on social media, and even out there, in reality, focussing on three individuals who happened to be black-skinned, and who missed penalties, meaning that England unfortunately didn’t win the Euro 2020 final… sickened, I was…
  • If we were having chai I’d say that the temperatures have been getting higher and higher, ending in an extremely warm weekend, so it stands to reason that we spent a long time in the garaden. The inflatable pool was out, ice cold drinks, ice creams, and fun!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that I have been sitting here, stewing over the prospect of #FreedomDay that Boris Johnson has decided wil happen today… wheree all restrictions will be lifted, more or less, because, desipte numbers rising, he says, “Well, we have to do it some day…” I really don’t know what to say… Actually, I do… My thoughts on Instagram, yesterday…
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This week, it’s the last week of term, so there will be lots of fun, on top of the push to continue to plug gaps created by lockdown. The children met their new teachers today, and I spent all day calling my new parents for next year. Had my end of Year Performance Management, finished doing all the ones I needed to do on my team, changed display boards… The rest of the week will be a mish mash of the same, with 5 days of cricket training or matches, and hopefully, I’ll end the week, with a meal out with our management team, fingers crossed!

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  1. Jennie
    Jul 25, 2021 @ 16:37:18

    Apologies, as I thought this was your last week, Ritu. Not a great way to end the term with a bubble popping. We went through the same thing when a staff member tested positive some months ago. Over here we have a big spike in new cases down south- the first states to lift restrictions. Sigh!

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  2. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jul 20, 2021 @ 14:36:57

    Wow, just the second day of the week, and you are having two postings on the start, Sis! Honorable! This yard is really well deserved, by you all. Lets hope you first week in freedom will not become a dumb week. By the way: The last time I heard highly critical tones about Great Britain in our media was the Brexit referendum. Now again, because our people want the restrictions to be lifted too. Take care, stay save, but enjoy the wonderful weather. :-)) Michael

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  3. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jul 20, 2021 @ 14:33:19

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  4. Keith
    Jul 20, 2021 @ 13:24:39

    Ritu, best wishes on the Freedom Day. Here in the states we have begun a new pandemic of the unvaccinated. Those who for whatever reason feel it is an unnecessary process. Is is a sad case of self-prophesy for more than a few who may succumb. Keith

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  5. willowdot21
    Jul 20, 2021 @ 09:46:49

    What a week Sis, I totally agree with you about freeDUMBday….as it has turned out! Infection figures soaring through the roof and people in night clubs and pubs, infact everywhere hanging and breathing all over eachother! The hospitals local to us have full ICUs not only covid but other emergencies! Life saving operations and treatment again back on the back burner! They are opening up the Covid wards again. It may not be as fatal if you are vaccinated but it’s still nasty and of course not everyone is vaccinated! Blow Boris he’s playing with our lives!
    Sorry you had to isolate again, our middle son has working extra shifts at work because so many people at the airport have been pinged! He’s hot, tired and stressed with all the extra passengers!
    I hope you have a good last week at school…it’s unbelievable that it’s summer holidays again!
    I hope you get some time to enjoy some of this weather take care , love you 💜

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  6. CarolCooks2
    Jul 20, 2021 @ 03:10:36

    Oh dear, it doesn’t bode well but hopefully, those with common sense will do what should be done..here we are back to curfews and quarantines, still no vaccines but a new space station..priorities hey…I could say more but I won’t x

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  7. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jul 19, 2021 @ 23:28:39

    peace be with you

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  8. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Jul 19, 2021 @ 23:26:51

    They opened our state last month, cases rose (surprise surprise), and now they are back to masks indoors in my county. I never stopped wearing mine. Be safe people.

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  9. johnrieber
    Jul 19, 2021 @ 22:36:19

    Each of us can be responsible, practice all of the safe social distancing and mask wearing in close quarters protocols to stay safe, and hope that the ill-informed or obnoxious don’t continue to ruin our recovery for the rest of us!

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