Chai And A Chat #148 #ChaiAndAChat

Have three weeks of my break really passed me by? Do I really only have two weeks left?

Well, if you’re ready with your drink, I’m ready with my recap!

  • If we were having chai I’d start by telling you that since the holidays have started, I have no idea what I am doing… my life is so up and down, with things going on, constantly, that I forget what happened last week/this week, what is yet to happen… I think, this week, my mind spin is coming from the fact that I didn’t have a huge amount planned, so I was a bit lost, to be honest.
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that, as always, cricket still featured heavily. (It’s the summer, it’s the season, I can’t get away from it!) He had two more one to one sessions with some of his district coaches, who appeared very impressed with his skills and progress. There were three club training sessions, where I had a great chat with one of the ‘cricket widows’ as she described herself, with her husband being the director of cricket for the club, and two sons who have been immersed in cricket since they were mere dots. Then, he had his club match on Saturday, where he did phenomenally. 3 for 11 of 9. In plain English, that means that he bowled for nine overs, and managed to get three wickets (batters out) only giving away eleven runs, which is pretty good!
  • If we were having chai I’d mention that Lil Princess and I went to the haidresser for trims after a good six months. I have also decided that I need to sort my diet out, so after a post I saaw by my author friend Dan Wilcocks, pledging to only shave his beard once he hits his target weight, I have created my own little challenge #keepinggreyuntililovehowmuchiweigh – yes, I am not dyeing my hair until I hit that target. My roots are pretty obvious already. Who knows, I might just like the au naturel look, but for now, that is my incentive, and boy, do I need it… I ate FOUR donuts in one go on Saturday. I am SO ASHAMED!
  • If we were having chai I’d say that
  • If we were having chai I’d excitedly tell you that Lil Man’s GCSE results came out, and HE PASSED! So, as of September, he will be attending the Sixth form of his choice to continue his education. We are so proud of him!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that we had a lovely lunch on Sunday, with my in-laws who came around after a long time. My Bro in law has been in plaster and a walking boot since April, and he was unable to move, before this, so it was his first time at the new house. Such a lovely few hours, it was.
  • If we were having chai I’d leave you with an image of Sonu Singh, who is still very haappy with the new table!
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This week, there is cricket, as always, but only the the club training, and a match on Saturday (and possibly, Thursday). I have an appointment to take my father-in-law to, on Wednesday, and I really need to log into my work laptop, and also pop into school, too… But, I also am still on r & r mode… I need to be in tip top condition for the begining of school, so I’m still reading and relaxing!

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43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. fancypaperblog
    Aug 21, 2021 @ 07:40:48

    Congratulations Lil man!

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  2. thereluctantpoet
    Aug 20, 2021 @ 16:50:01

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  3. Jennie
    Aug 18, 2021 @ 13:49:37

    The time goes by way too fast when we’re on vacation. Some days I have to think what day it is. Enjoy your next two weeks!! I love the poem you wrote a while back.

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  4. willowdot21
    Aug 16, 2021 @ 21:35:47

    What a wonderful week Lil Man has had. Cricket, exams what an amazing lad. I do love your poem.
    Good mum that you are you’ve had girly time with Lil Princess. Your blessed with your family too, hope they all stay well.
    Try and rest up so you are fit for next term! 💜 Hugs💜💜💜

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  5. Rae Longest
    Aug 16, 2021 @ 20:46:13

    Love the poem, proud Mama!
    I am in God’s waiting room, waiting on the “machines” to be free of Covid patients so I can get a PET scan. We’ll know more whenever this happens, but until then…waiting, waiting…sigh!

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  6. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Aug 16, 2021 @ 19:00:50

    Congratulations to LilMan. Thats great news, and its good also not to forget his sibling(s), LilPrincess and very important Sonu. 😉 As i had mentioned some weeks ago, Sonu is on the way becoming a writer. Lol You will need him as personal assistant. 😉 Please Sis, dont forget its your spare time. Take time for relax, because you dont know about what will happening in fall. Yesterday i read on Jill Dennison’s blog about the new arriving Lamda version of the virus. Best wishes, Michael

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  7. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Aug 16, 2021 @ 18:57:37

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  8. dearanonymousfriend
    Aug 16, 2021 @ 17:45:32

    You need to rest! Don’t plan anything unless it’s absolutely necessary, relax! I stopped dying my hair when I found out I was going to be a grandmother. Hubby loved my hair without gray, but I felt like all you saw was my hair when I walked into a room. Now he loves it and I do too, Can’t wait to see yours! Cathi

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  9. syl65
    Aug 16, 2021 @ 16:33:14

    Enjoy the next two weeks as best as you can, Sister. Mr. Sonu is trying to set an example 🙏🏽💜

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  10. CarolCooks2
    Aug 16, 2021 @ 09:54:26

    Well done to your Lil man both for cricket and for school..our youngest competed on horses so I know what it’s like when every minute is taken up with lessons and shows…even now I wonder how we did it…and work and clean the house…Mums are definitely underrated at times… 4 doughnuts..I do hope you enjoyed them x

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  11. CJ
    Aug 16, 2021 @ 09:46:24

    Really well done to your son for his GCSE results, and also for that cricket score, wow, brilliant! The cricket season is very intense isn’t it. A bit of professional cricket watching for us this week as well, just for good measure. I hope you have a good week with lots of rest and relaxation and reading.

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    • Ritu
      Aug 16, 2021 @ 10:01:59

      Thank you. I’m glad of a mini break from the craziness of cricket, but training still happens, and it’s another intense one the week after!

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  12. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 16, 2021 @ 05:48:48

    When you have been very busy, not having deadlines all of a sudden is very disorientating, Ritu. I experience this too. So exciting about your young man. Congratulations all around. Good luck with the weight loss … four donuts … that is so funny!

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