Chai And A Chat #180 #ChaiAndAChat

Hello Peeps, I can relax a little as I recap last week with you since I am officially on my Easter holidays! Yippee!

I’ll even be able to sip my drink, while it is still hot, too, and converse with you!

  • If we were having chai I would tell you that we finally got through to the end of term! The first two days, we were still on tenterhooks. Would that call from Ofsted materialise, or could we relax, just a little? Well, it didn’t so that was just fantastic. As I have said before, half of me wants it to just be done, but the other half is too tired and needs rest first. The children had a week filled with Easter learning and fun, and we were able to take tensions down a peg or two, and relax a little! I was even gifted a couple of Easter gifts, in the form of chocolate, and a lovely handmade flower!
  • If we were having chai, I’d mention that we had a fabulous end to the term with a quiz night! I have never been to a quiz night before, and the school have done them in the past. This time, it was a huge release. We had a Quiz and Chippy Supper in the school hall, with a BYOB system, so there were many a merry teacher, for whole exhaustion also contributed to the silliness. It was such a fun evening, and my team came 3rd out of 5, which we were very proud of!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that I have been suffering from strange blocked ears, or ear, rather, and some vertigo-like dizziness, so a phone call consultation with the GP led me to have an ear spray to try, and a follow up real GP appointment next week. I haven’t been inside a doctor’s surgery since before the pandemic started, so this will be strange. (Ear is still up and down, 4 days into spraying…)
  • If we were having chai I would have to admit that Post Covic fatigue is a thing for me. I am falling asleep at random times in the evening, and again by 9pm at night, then waking at 4-5am, because my whole system is so up in the air. The breathlessness is still evident, especially when I have a day in school and I cannot really slow down. But on days I am home, with not much to do, other than house stuff, it isn’t so bad. Hayfever, however, is definitely saying ‘hello!’ to me. As soon as the weather brightens, the pollen is attracted to me and my eyes, and the itchiness starts! Great!
  • If we were having chai I’d let you know that I have a new addition to my study in the form of Khushi, my new Calathea plant. I love large leaf plants, but many of them can be toxic to cats, and I have a cat who insists on munching on any greenery we have in the house! After research, I found this one, and I love her! Khushi means happiness, so that’s what I named her, as this is my happy space! Now, to ensure I keep her alive! (I’m not known for my green-fingers!)
  • If we were having chai I would end, as always with an image of Sonu Singh, who joined me on Saturday morning for a little cat massage. Always appreciated, my furry son, as long as your claws have been clipped!
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This week I will be trying to lounge as best I can, with a couple of appointments to go to, as well as getting the kids out and active, instead of being typical teens stuck in their rooms! Might even have our first cricket match of the year on Saturday if he gets picked for the new club’s first informal match of the season! I am also hoping to get some writing done. If I can get this first draft done, it would be epic! (But, given the covid fatigue I am still experiencing, a few thousand words would be good!

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32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 08, 2022 @ 06:43:22

    Hi Ritu, I hope you are feeling more refreshed now, a few days into your break. That flower is lovely. I love that sort of gift from children. A lovely group picture of your quiz team.

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  2. potatosandwich
    Apr 05, 2022 @ 14:44:39

    Enjoy a much needed break and stay safe

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  3. Carol anne
    Apr 05, 2022 @ 06:58:03

    Sorry you are experiencing fatigue from the covid, I hope that doesnt last too long!
    Enjoy the chocolate! I love lindor chocolate!
    Have a great easter break! ❤

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  4. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Apr 04, 2022 @ 20:30:40

    Great to hear, Sis! Two wonderful weeks of holiday. Lets hope you will get better weather, and can recover fully. Indeed you have a nice team. 🙂 Best wishes, Michael

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  5. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Apr 04, 2022 @ 20:28:22

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  6. Erika
    Apr 04, 2022 @ 18:57:26

    That is wonderful that you had so much fun at the end of the term. I hope you can relax in the coming days and get the rest you need for healing completely, dear Si💖

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  7. syl65
    Apr 04, 2022 @ 16:11:32

    I hope all goes well for you in this week, Sister 💜

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  8. Dan Antion
    Apr 04, 2022 @ 12:11:09

    Lots of good things. I hope this break lets you get the rest you need.

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  9. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 04, 2022 @ 10:40:27

    You are surrounded by so much love! Sending my own to join the party!!

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  10. beth
    Apr 04, 2022 @ 09:55:51

    I love the merry quiz night and try to just do as little as possible during your time off –

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    • Ritu
      Apr 04, 2022 @ 10:46:19

      It was such a fun evening, Beth. I needed that little release.
      I’m going to attempt to do very little, and with the weather the way it us, that’ll be quite easy!

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  11. CJ
    Apr 04, 2022 @ 09:37:11

    So glad you’ve got a well deserved break now. Gorgeous photo of you on the way to the quiz. I know what you mean about wanting the Ofsted inspection to be over, quite often the anticipation is worse than the actual getting a thing done. I hope they don’t leave you waiting too long. There’s a Saturday cricket match pencilled in here as well, although it’s very cold and damp out there today, so it really doesn’t feel like cricket weather. Have a lovely week off. CJ xx

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    • Ritu
      Apr 04, 2022 @ 09:39:06

      It is the worst wait!!!
      I think there is one Saturday, but he’s not been told if he’s selected yet, as it’s a friendly, first of the season match, and anyone could be there.
      But yes, its cold!!!!
      And we only just set up our new bbq yesterday!
      🤞🏼 for a little better weather!
      Have a great week, CJ! Xx

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  12. Words on Paper
    Apr 04, 2022 @ 08:51:16

    You seem to be relaxing already, Ritu…

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  13. Sadje
    Apr 04, 2022 @ 06:49:34

    Have a chilled vacation

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  14. Lauren
    Apr 04, 2022 @ 05:17:45

    Take some time for self care. The plant is lovely and will bring happiness to your writing space. Your cat is adorable, as always.

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