Chai And A Chat #156 #ChaiAndAChat

Hello there, Peeps! Time has just flown by, yet I don’t feel like I have achieved that much, all!

So, got your drink ready? We had a busy one!

  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that school feels all encompassing, to be honest. Monday, we had an educational phychologist in, most of the day, to observe one of my SEND pupils, then one didn’t come on Tuesday, and I found out that he had suffered a seizure – out of the blue. His parents are distraught, so working on supporting them, as well as their child. On Wednesday, we had what is called a Lockdown Practice, which is an ‘evacuation’, but not. Rather like a fire drill, this one is a procedure we have to be prepared for, too, in case of an intruder in the school. We had to make sure all classrooms were darkend, screens off, kids down on the ground. Not an easy thing do do with children ranging from 3-5, as I am sure you can imagine. We made it into a game, with me, Mrs Bhathal, judging who was was quietest class! They were prilliant, I have to say, even the SEND children who were in. And the Nursery, well, they were fantastic, hiding in the toilets! Thursday and Friday whizzed by. I feel like I still have so much to do, but I am not letting it get on top of me…
  • If we were having chai I’d say that Friday evening was fun, but anogther load of rushing around for me. So Lil Man had his second awards ceremony, and Lil Princess and I had our date night. We were going to Bluewater for dinner – a bit of girlie time. We also arranged to meet another friend, and her two daughters, who are good friends of Lil Princess, too. All well and good, but I had to rush home after picking her up, get changed, and drive back to the in-laws, with Hubby Dearest, to drop him off, so he could attend the awards, have a drink, and not worry about his car. Then we went to Bluewater, had a wonderful evening, even though there was traffic getting there, and then, drive back to Gravesend to wait for the other two to finish up their evening, before the final leg of the journey, home!
  • If we were having chai I’d mention that I was shattered, come Saturday, and after shopping and lunch, I was going to snooze with my TV on, but I realised that I had two bedside drawer cabinets to make up. So, as Hubby Dearest and Lil MAn heaaded off out to watch Venom, Lil Princess and I stayed in. She was feeling full of cold, and snuggled up in her bed, and I spent four hours fixing the things together, with Sonu Singh popping in and out to inspect my work!
  • If we were having chai I’d say that Sunday had a chilly start to the day, but I still had things to do. The house still needed cleaning, and I had a mountain of ironing to tackle, as well as finish the book I had been reading for almost two weeks. That is unheard of for me, but to be honest, I have also been bingewatching certain series, and last week, it was The Squid Games… this week, I started You, from the beginning, as I hadn’t watched it before… Managed the book, and the ironing… and the house, I promise!
Bitmoji Image
Reflecting the slightly greying hair, now, with an updated Bitmoji!

This week, we have our Harvest Festival, of sorts, Individual student photos, and generally, crawling to the end of the first term of the year, and it has been a long one! I can’t wait for Friday to come by!

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38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Oct 26, 2021 @ 01:57:58

    Ritu, I’m surprised that you practice lockdowns with children. We practice with teachers, but not children. Thank goodness you played a game of who is the quietest. Friday nights and Saturdays are the busiest times of the week with teenagers. Thank goodness for Sundays! 😀

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  2. willowdot21
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 20:29:43

    OMG Sis I was tired before I read this now I am on my knees 🤣🙂🤣🙂🤣

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  3. robbiesinspiration
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 19:45:24

    I am finding school crazy and I’m just a mom. Greg needed to be at school at different times for all his year end and finishing school celebrations last week and now he has started his final examinations so he finishes earlier than Michael. Eeek! Who plans this? It is also work busy season so I’m also running myself ragged.

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  4. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Oct 18, 2021 @ 20:52:35

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  5. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Oct 18, 2021 @ 20:51:36

    It sounds like “old normal” is back with you, Sis! Inspector Sonu? Lol So he’s got used to his new house well. Isn’t it terrible having to practice in schools how to deal with intruders? But you are in control. Like the Queen the Buckingham Palace. :-)) Be well, and enjoy life outside teaching whenever possible. xBest wishes, Michael

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  6. Erika
    Oct 18, 2021 @ 19:30:18

    I loved our mommy-daughter evenings. It is cool that you are doing them too! And compliment to that adjusted Bitmoji, sis. Not many would do that!

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  7. johnrieber
    Oct 18, 2021 @ 17:24:34

    A busy weekend to be sure! Aren’t they supposed to be “days off?” HA! We can dream, right?

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  8. thereluctantpoet
    Oct 18, 2021 @ 16:33:43

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  9. syl65
    Oct 18, 2021 @ 14:40:22

    You definitely had an action packed week last week. I hope that you have a good week overall, Sister and perhaps some You time snuck in there. 🙏🏽💜

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  10. pranabaxom
    Oct 18, 2021 @ 14:28:26

    Ritu, read you “chai” after a long time as I was having my morning coffee. Perfect timing, what do you say. Always enjoyed reading your blog but didn’t have much time last few weeks. Staying with my son in Pittsburgh, PA. Will leave tomorrow. Another two weeks.

    You seem to be tired as on my keyboard, ‘b’ and ‘p’ are miles apart. Unless of course ‘priliant’ is a new addition to the lexicon. There are a few others.

    Take care and rest well.

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  11. Book Club Mom
    Oct 18, 2021 @ 11:57:06

    Hi Ritu! I’m also binge-watching a show and that makes it hard to do anything else, but lots of things are calling me. Hope you have a great week!

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  12. Nishabd
    Oct 18, 2021 @ 05:39:18

    So true. As a chai patron i can completely relate to all your points.

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