Chai And A Chat #176 #ChaiAndAChat

Well, that week whizzed by, didn’t it?

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  • If we were having chai I would give you that school update that I know you all wait for. Well, I made it through a full weel, with no illness, so that is a poisitive! However, there were headaches. This week was a tad mad, with so many things happening. So many meetings, forms to fill in, and special days happening, that the week did whizz by. I had a meeting which I was dreading on Thursday, and was worried about how it would bode for my day, when it started with my breakfast preparations looking like this. Thankfully the mishap wasn’t indicative of my day and the meeting went even better than I could have hoped! I breathed a huge sigh of relief! Especially since I had also been in costume for said meeting (see below) as it was also World Book Day!
  • If we were having chai, I’d have to tell you that on Tuesday, though, a lovely thing happened. One of my children is Romanian, and his mother came in with a bag filled with tulips. She explained that the 1st March is Martisor in Romania, the celebration of the first day of spring. Gifts are given, and it is quite a celebration. With this in mind, she printed off a sheet from the internet, forme to read to the children, to teach them about why it is celebrated in Romania. She has bought a tulip for every child, and each tulip had a little nte from the pupil, saying Happy 1st March and Happy Srping, from him! This touched my heart! She had also created larger bunches for the staff. They are still blooming beautifully in my vase! This is the way education should be in the EYFS, with in the moment learning. I love my class and their families!
  • If we were having chai I’d remind you that it was World Book Day on Thursday, too, and you know I like a bit of dressing up! We decided that our team theme would be the Mr Men and Little Miss Characters, and I, obviously, was Little Miss Chatterbox! Could any other have been more appropriate? We had such fun, and the children really enjoyed themselves, too! Oh, and I had to go to the orthodontist dressed like this, too… as well as that meeting I had mentioned above!
  • If we were having chai I would confess that the week has been dire for writing. 0 words, I have to admit, but the stress of the meetings, etc, meant I had nothing to give! Still, Hubby Dearest was a total doll, and he set up a new monitor for me in my office so I have a larger screen to work on when writing! Oh, I do love him, so! I am getting used to it but it is definitely easier on the eyes! And do you like my new fluffy chair throw? I feel rather decadent with that on my seat, and warmer, too!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that despite the rain that has been tipping down, on Saturday we managed to go out for the evening. I had a little shopping do to, pluse we hadn’t been out to celebrate the family birthdays last month, so we had a meal at The Big Easy, in Bluewater, which was so filling… Seriously, I need to stop eating so much! My waistbands are becoming less forgiving, every day!
  • If we were having chai I’d end with a little pic of my gorgeous Sonu Singh who sat in the conservatory observing the rain falling down the conservatory roof for ages…
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This week I have a meeting with a parent, an observation to do on a student, a meeting with our EYFS Governor, plus a few sessions where staff are in and out. Coupled with that Lil Princess will be joining me in school as their school is shut on Friday, so I get an extra set of hands! I can’t even think what else is happening, but I’m sure there is plenty!

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44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol anne
    May 03, 2022 @ 22:55:49

    that kind gesture from the parent of the romanian little boy touched me!
    what a nice thing for her to do!
    And tulips are so beautiful! xx

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  2. CarolCooks2
    Mar 13, 2022 @ 13:28:53

    How lovely to get the tulips and an insight into Romanian customs and days 🙂 x

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  3. potatosandwich
    Mar 09, 2022 @ 12:08:41

    Another jam-packed week Ritu. I do like these chai chats

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  4. Jennie
    Mar 09, 2022 @ 00:38:45

    How wonderful that the Romanian parent gave you tulips and introduced you to the holiday! Those are the moments that we remember and keep us going.

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  5. syl65
    Mar 08, 2022 @ 16:13:55

    That was a nice March 1st surprise 🌷 Sometimes the busyness never seems to end but somewhere in between are some good moments. Have a wonderful week, Sister 💜🙏🏽

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  6. Daisy Willows
    Mar 08, 2022 @ 02:47:59

    And a cat, I hope ? Lol

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  7. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 20:44:48

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  8. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 20:42:20

    This with the tulips is a very great style to teach, what humans should have to learn in early ages. Well done, Sis! You should keep this costume for later, thats fashionable too. 🙂 I am a little bit concerned about the photos of your desk. There is not one cookie? I hope you are not (again) on a diet. Poor Sonu. He probably thought the move would also involve a change in climate. If you are really on a diet, you can give Sonu, what you are not willing to eat. 😉 Best wishes, and keep the sails strong. xx Michael

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  9. revivedwriter
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 19:45:19

    Thanks for sharing. I laughed at the breakfast mishap! Also, thanks for sharing about that Romanian custom! My bf is Romanian, but he didn’t mention it at all, so I will ask him about it and maybe impress him, LOL!

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  10. Erika
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 18:50:45

    What a sweet idea that was with the tulips. Very lovely!

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  11. Maggie
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 16:01:17

    Another busy week interspersed with wonderful moments. Such a lovely post to read.

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  12. willowdot21
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 14:38:47

    You are busy again Sis, I am sure you will make up for the lack of words from last week, this week especially with your new and larger monitor.
    How lovely to Lil princess with you as well💜💜

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  13. Darlene
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 13:29:01

    I love your World Book Day costume. Perfect!!

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  14. beth
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 11:05:43

    ❤ ❤ ❤

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  15. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 10:32:53

    Have a wonderful week, Sis! ❤

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  16. Rehoboth
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 10:19:07

    super post

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  17. CJ
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 08:59:14

    I just love that were at an important meeting dressed as Little Miss Chatterbox, how brilliant. And I love the picture of Sonu Singh watching the rain, I imagine it was very relaxing and rather cosy. Your chair throw is divine, it absolutely says, ‘Sit down and write’ I think! I hope you have a good week. CJ xx

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  18. johnrieber
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 06:13:04

    While it was another very busy week for you, I love that you had some really beautiful moments that happened as well!

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  19. Sadje
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 05:50:47

    Loved the idea of giving everyone a tulip 🌷 for the start of spring.

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  20. Lauren
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 05:24:18

    I hope you have a better week, both with school and writing.

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