Slighty Late Chai And A Chat #146 #ChaiAndAChat

One week of the holidays done, and I have to say, it doesn’t feel much like rest and relaxation, especially when you have a son who plays cricket.

Also, I have been overindulging here so my drink of choice is a green tea. What about you?

  • If we were having chai I’d start by giving you a quick overview of the week… It was busy. Not one day was filled with nothingness, which I think I realy need, right now, but the plus point pf not being at school, was that I could sit back and nap, when needed!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that there was, as I mentioned earlier, a whole lot of cricket happening this week, Lil Man was selected for the District team this season, and they had a three day cricket festival to attend. He was due to play two of the matches and was very excited. The place the festival was being held at was a very prestigious boys boarding school, not far from where we live, with sports facilities that would shame your local sports clubs and gyms, seriously! We arrived on the Tuesday to be told the match was cancelled, as the other side couldn’t get a team together. Obviously, he was disappointed. But the coach said they could stay for a while and train in the state of the art cricket nets that this school has, so while he did that for an hour, I went for a stroll around the grounds of this school, that looked a bit like Hogwarts, I kid you not! The mixture of old buildings (school establised in the 16th centure, I believe) and modern facilities was amazing, along with beautiful gardens, filled with colour, and gorgeous lavendar. We walked around 8k steps!
  • If we were having chai I’d say that Wednesday was a more successful day for him, Cricket-wise. The weather was rather inclement, with covers having to go on three times, as we ran under trees for shelter, from torrentioal downpours, but they won the match. Though he only bowled two overs (should have had more!) he got two wickets so left the game with a huge smile! And on Cricket news, he played a mens game on Saturday, and again was left to bowl at the end, but only managed one bowl, getting the final wicket out on his first, and only throw! Sunday was a whole afternoon of cricket again, with his club having a cricket week for this next week. They kicked it off with an inter club fun tournament and he got a wicket again, and caught one out, too, so pretty productive!
  • If we were having chai I’d sthen fill you in on the next exciting part of my week, which was Pops and Mum coming over to see us, in the new house. I haven’t seen them for a year, so this was so, so special. They arrived on the Thrusday afternoon, and we spent the three days they were with us, just chatting, eating, reminiscing, walking, and Pops got to watch his grandson play cricket for the first time, too! Originally we had plans to go out and about more, but due to the current circumstances, we decided to limit that. But, mum did request visits to the local supermarkets, because she is odd like that! It was blissful. There were tears upon them arriving, and when they left, but I feel blessed to have had that lovely time with them!
  • If we were having chai I’d sigh and admit that the writing bug hasn’t hit me, yet. I was hoping that this holiday would give me the boost to really get going with writing again, but energy levels have been so low, I just can’t get my brain into gear, yet. But I have been catching up on my reading, as well as ending up with more new books on my Kindle and shelf! Ooops!
  • If we were having chai I’d leave you with an image of Sonu Singh, who seems to be using my desk chair more than me, recently!
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This week, yuo, you guessed it, cricket, as always, with a game today, maybe Friday, and Saturday… but I also have a new duty this week, of hospital visits, for the in laws, as I am on holiday, so it means no one else has to take time off to take them to their various checks. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday are my medical days, that means! Maybe, just maybe, some words will appear on my screen, and I hope to devote more time to doing things that will male Lil Princess happy, too, since cricket is definitely not her thing!

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52 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Phil Taylor
    Aug 07, 2021 @ 14:34:16

    Lol that the writing bug hasn’t but you yet? This post was about 1000 words! I’d call that writing!

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  2. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Aug 05, 2021 @ 09:25:24

    There is nothing like catching up with family Ritu. I hope you rekindle your writing but get what you mean. I’m nearly finished book 2 Bloodstone but all my marketing efforts for book1 are taking up my time slowing my progress.

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  3. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 05, 2021 @ 06:28:33

    Congratulations to your son. The pictures of the school are lovely.

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  4. pranabaxom
    Aug 03, 2021 @ 19:38:05

    “not far from where we love” – where?

    “Hogwards” – really? Someone is becoming sloppy😁.

    Good to hear that your parents could visit. What has happened to the world? When will things be normal?

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  5. Jennie
    Aug 03, 2021 @ 19:34:31

    Oh, so wonderful to have a long visit with your parents! Cricket with your son takes me back to hockey this our son- all consuming! The writing will come…

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  6. Rae Longest
    Aug 03, 2021 @ 03:00:29

    Check on http://powerfulwomenreaders.wordpress.com and search for Update, please. Enjoyed your non-holiday holiday. LOL

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  7. willowdot21
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 23:45:51

    An interesting week sis best of all Mum and Pop’s were there and next week time with the in laws 💜💜💜

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  8. Book Club Mom
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 21:47:32

    So nice to catch up with you, Ritu – I smiled at your story about the cricket games. Although we don’t have cricket here, I have spent a lot of time going to watch our kids play lacrosse at summer tournaments, some at post boys’ schools that look like colleges. Hope you are having some relaxing time now 🙂

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  9. Erika
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 20:08:44

    I can imagine what a feeling it must have been not only to see your parents again but also to show them your new house 😊

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  10. petespringerauthor
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 19:54:43

    The writing will come when the time is right. You’ve got your priorities in order. Glad you got to enjoy your family.

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  11. johnrieber
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 16:20:16

    Always a busy life!

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  12. You Can Always Start Now
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 16:06:59

    So glad your parents got to visit. Long holiday weekend here. I’m not motivated either – looking around and see projects but…..take care and take your wins when you can get them!

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  13. CJ
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 15:21:24

    It sounds like a good week, albeit busy. I watched my youngest in his adult match debut at the weekend, which was good. He batted with his big brother for ages – happily neither of them ran the other out. It was a lovely afternoon, if a bit chilly towards the end. I’m not surprised the writing bug has temporarily deserted you, it has been such a busy time. I am sure it will be back in full force as soon as you have had a bit of a break. Not enough time for writing here at the moment, which is frustrating, but soon, soon.

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  14. floridaborne
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 15:11:09

    The cat on your chair looks so very familiar. 😊

    One thing about motherhood no one seems to tell you until you’re doing it: You won’t sleep more than a few hours the first year, and everyone gets to take a vacation except for you. Grandparents help somewhat.

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  16. Mary Smith
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 13:49:54

    Brilliant news your parents were able to visit. Don’t push the writing – you’ve not had time to relax yet.

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  17. Keith
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 12:47:32

    Ritu, Pops and Mum coming for a visit takes the cake, hands down. I am glad you finally were able to get together. All the best, Keith

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  18. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 10:20:47

    So wonderful that you got to share the excitement of the new home with your parents! I am convinced this visit meant as much to them as it did to you! ❤

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  19. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 10:16:13

    See how excited Sonu takes your place. He’s already preparing. Lol The new environment looks great, Sis! I’ll wait for Harry Potter to come around the corner. 😉 How was it again with mothers of sons who did sport? Wash jerseys, bake cakes … So the cricket field would be great for family picnics. 🙂 Well, I’ll stop again. Enjoy your vacations! xx Michael

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    Aug 02, 2021 @ 10:13:21

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