Chai And A Chat #150 #ChaiAndAChat

And that’s it. In the blink of an eye, the holidays are toast!

I’ve got my last drink of the vaycay. Have you got yours?

  • If we were having chai I’d probably begin by lamenting the speed with which the time has flown. I feel like I havent been very productive this summer, because, usually, I would at least write – but the mind has been nowhere near ready, I’d have been in and out of the school getting things ready – not as much as I wanted, and I’ll explain my frustrations a bit more, below. I’d had plans to get a lot more of the little bits and bobs done in the house, but, apart from new garden furniture, nothing else was done…
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that I have continued to read. My reading mojo picked up, at least, so where I feel I have been extremely lazy (though I wasn’t being lazy, I was resting and recuperating, when I could, with a book or kindle in my hands!) in many parts of my life, I read almost twenty books!
  • If we were having chai I’d mention that, obviously, cricket was another big part of our week,w ith Lil Man having two matches for his District team, three other training sessions and a mens match for his club. There have been some interesting conversations over the week, regarding what he needs to do, next, to progress, because, unfortunately guidance and support has been lacking where we had hoped he would receive it. however, early days… I’ll fill you in more, when I can! He did, however, have many compliments thrown at him, on Saturday from his club members, for his amazing improvement and performances over the last year, which was nice… but. a little too late?
  • If we were having chai I’d have to admit that though the sky looked like that on the Monday, Wednesday’s match brought a very hot afternoon, adn this silly cricket mum forgot her sunscreen, so ended up with a burnt nose, arms and chest! Ouch!
  • If we were having chai I’d say that we managed to get to Bluewater as a family, to a) pick up the remaining bits of Lil Man’s suit for Sixth form, and to have a lovely meal in Nandos. It is the first meal out we have had as a family, since the pandemic started! Oh, and finally got Lil Man’s hair cut, ready for his start of term. He’s also got his vaccination, since the 16 and 17 year olds were offered their one shot, too.
  • If we were having chai I’d end with a little photo of Sonu Singh. I did open my laptop to do stuff, but he was havnig none of it. It’s like he knows time is drawing closer, when we won’t be home with him, all day… I’ll miss my fur baby when we are back at school!
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This week, well, aside from going back to school, and keeping track of the days I have to ensure my two are in for their pre starting school Lateral Flow Tests, it will also be my birthday week!

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40 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Sep 05, 2021 @ 14:06:20

    Happy Birthday, Ritu! Vaccines, cricket, exams, a new school year… it all happens too quickly.

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  2. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 31, 2021 @ 18:41:21

    Your holiday really has passed quickly, Ritu. Don’t they always, Sigh! My son, Greg, has also had the J&J once-off shot. It make him a bit sick but he’s fine now. Good luck with back to school.

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  3. willowdot21
    Aug 31, 2021 @ 18:39:09

    Your trip to Bleuwater sounded productive 💜💜💜💜

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  4. dearanonymousfriend
    Aug 31, 2021 @ 04:36:12

    Enjoy the time you have left on your vacation. Get rest and renewal. Thinking of you. Thanks for sharing this. I look forward to this on Mondays!

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  5. CarolCooks2
    Aug 31, 2021 @ 02:04:21

    Happy start of the New Term the time just flies even when we are not having fun..quarantine and restrictions etc…sigh x

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  6. Erika
    Aug 30, 2021 @ 19:13:53

    Have a good new beginning, sis! And all the best for the start of your two lovelies.

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  7. pranabaxom
    Aug 30, 2021 @ 18:05:03

    All the best Ritu for your new school session.
    Hope you are well rested ( even with all that cricket).

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  8. syl65
    Aug 30, 2021 @ 14:26:38

    Have a good first week back, Sister 🙏🏽💜

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  9. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Aug 30, 2021 @ 09:54:02

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  10. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Aug 30, 2021 @ 09:36:08

    Hey Sis! Do not rant! You have done enough, during your spare time. Dont forget, you had changed the property, twice cleansed the floors, and all the other thing, always in need to be cleaned. Then the cat caring, caring for hubby’s and youngsters meal, the reception for the parents. I hope you have had time for yourself too. Have a nice day! xx Michael

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  11. CJ
    Aug 30, 2021 @ 09:29:59

    Ouch, yes, I got the worst sunburn I’ve ever had at an early cricket match this year. It really didn’t even feel that warm. We have one more precious week of the school hols here, although with lateral flow tests to fit in (six in total), a Covid jab for my 17-year-old and a couple of other appointments, plus the start of football training and ongoing cricket bits, I don’t think there will be much spare time. How the summer holidays always fly by. I hope you have a good day.

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    • Ritu
      Aug 30, 2021 @ 09:35:39

      Thank you. Yup, though I’m back tomorrow, it’s all in/out LFT visits for my two, plus Lil Man’s induction for sixth form!
      At least his jab is done!
      I’m also conducting home visits to my new students.

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  12. davidprosser
    Aug 30, 2021 @ 08:32:22

    Sonu Singh knows just when the time for cat cuddles is. Just lie across the keyboard and wait.
    Huge Hugs and enjoy your first day back.

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