Chai And A Chat #158 #ChaiAndAChat

Seriously? Where did that half-term week go? I had so many intentions… but not many were fulfilled!

So, grab your drink, I’ll be hurrying back into school this week!

  • If we were having chai I’d touch upon school a little bit. See, I had a couple of work based plans, and none of then required going into school. However they did need some time sitting at my work laptop… but I confess, I barely did that, at all. I touched base with my email, and watched part four of a traing course, that is really good, but I coulnd’t face any more. (Wrote five pages of nots, though!) I also had some paperwork I wanted to get my teeth into. Nope. That didn’t happen, either, however I did get some research done, and ordered a few books I think that my class would enjoy. Okay. Enough about school!
  • If we were having chai I’d say that, typically, a couple of days into the break, the sniffles started. It happens every time. Run down from work, we get a break, and your average educator will fall ill. Because we finally sit down and relax. And it didn’t help that Hubby Dearest and both kids were snuffling, too. Still, I rested up, and it wasn’t as bad as it could have been because I insisted, to myself that I needed to rest. I read a couple of books, and then managed to get my flu jab done, too. So, try and hit me now, Winter germs! (No, seriously, don’t try. This term will be tough enough with out!)
  • If we were having chai I’d have you know that there was a little bit more flat pack furniture to put together, in the form of Lil Princess’s desk, and chair. She is happy. Thank God! She’s not an easy one to please! The wardrobes that should arrive next weekend are too big for me to attempt so someone will be fixing them together for us… Then it’s just the dining room/ conservatory to furnish, as well as a sofa for the summer house. Getting there, Peeps!
  • If we were having chai I’d reassure you that the cricket bruise is almost gone now, thankfully, but I seem to have accumulated plenty more little ones, as I find. myself walking into things all the time! I could be like a dot to dot, but you woulnd’t end up with a particularly pleansnt picture at the end! Lil Man did have his training on Thursday, but it was uneventful.
  • If we were having chai I’d say that during the week, we ventured to Bluewater for an afternoon, and had lunch there. On Saturday, for Lil Princess, who was getting antsy at home, we went to Canary Wharf in London, and wandered around the shops there. All so expensive, but it was good to get out of the locality for once! Then we stopped off at the O2, o n the way home, and had dinner there. Then on Sunday, it rained something crazy! So we chilled at home, and I read a whole book, instead of looking at school stuff. It was also Halloween, and we got no trick or treaters, but, to be honest, with the weather, I wouldn’t want a child out there!
  • If we were having chai I’d leave you with a photo my furbaby Sonu Singh, stretched out on my bed. He has kept me company a few times the last few days. I think he likes my cosy throw, and it compliments his colouring, too!
Bitmoji Image
Reflecting the slightly greying hair, now, with an updated Bitmoji!

This week, I start with an INSET day at school, before the children start on Tuesday. My own two don’t go back until Wednesday. We have a book look evening for parents to check out their children’s books before parents evening, and I have a serious meeting with a parent of an older child, so I can act as translator. It is also Diwali on Thursday, and Bonfire night on Friday, so there will be plenty of fireworks, and food, too!

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22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Nov 06, 2021 @ 22:03:22

    Thank goodness you listened to yourself and rested. Yes, as soon as we teachers have a break and ‘let down’, the sick bugs are there. Glad the cricket bruise is healing. Hooray for the furniture!

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  2. willowdot21
    Nov 02, 2021 @ 08:38:38

    It sounds like you had a sensible mix of rest and work Sis, I am so glad to hear that. I am glad your knee is okay, I love the colour of your bedroom too. Take care sis have a good week, it sounds busy 💜💜

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  3. petespringerauthor
    Nov 02, 2021 @ 01:42:06

    Limping to the weekend or vacation is a familiar story for educators. I decided to retire after I spent the third Christmas in a row in bed. I miss it, but I needed to focus on my health.

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  4. Leanne
    Nov 01, 2021 @ 22:24:05

    I concur that we all need cozy kitten socks and the person stuck in traffic for ages was hilarious!

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  5. Erika
    Nov 01, 2021 @ 18:42:53

    Cool socks indeed, but I love the skeleton behind the steering wheel even more 😆

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  6. robbiesinspiration
    Nov 01, 2021 @ 17:40:02

    HI Ritu, it sounds like a good and relaxing break. I take it you are back to the grindstone this week so all the best with that.

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  7. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Nov 01, 2021 @ 16:50:47

    What funny socks! A great deal! i hope you all had a beautiful Halloween! As i thought, after i had not seen any pumkin the last weeks. Here Halloween was canceled, and all are “cocooning”. May the fourth wave leave very fast. Best wishes, Michael

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  8. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Nov 01, 2021 @ 16:48:17

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  9. Keith
    Nov 01, 2021 @ 12:30:10

    Ritu, if we were having Chai, I would look down at your stocking feet and say “cool socks.” Have a great day. Keith

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