Chai And A Chat #184 #ChaiAndAChat

Oops! Sorry, I’m late, Peeps but it’s been a hectic Bank Holiday Weekend!

I definitely need my cuppa. Have you got yours?

  • If we were having chai I’d start with school…though right now, school last week seems a faraway thought. It was your usual run of the mill week. Nothing too crazy thankfully! About as ordinary a week as. I am going to get, to be honest! Actually, who am I kidding? We had parents’ evenings on Monday and Tuesday, which meant I was at school until past 7pm on Monday, and 6pm on Tuesday. They went as expected, but they did leave everyone tired. It is not easy, spending the day doing our job, then having to talk. for 3 hours straight, after!
  • If we were having chai, I’d then tell you that, as you are aware, cricket is upon us, so we had training on Wednesday, and I have now been reliably informed that the training from now on will be 2 hours long, instead of one and a half. Wonderful! Lil Man played another match on Saturday, and he bowled 8 overs, got two wickets and even got a maiden. Yes, he may have been hit hard on runs in some overs, but, apparently, that is the risk with a spin bowler. Either the ball takes the batsman by surprise, or they can swing it and hit far and wide… Still, it is only the beginning of the season, in fact, these are pre-season matches, and he starts the proper ones next week, which he will be playing against his old club and team!
  • If we were having chai I’d mention that I am not going into detail, but if you want to know about my Saturday shenanigans with Asda, feel free to read Spidey’s post, because I had a lot of ‘fun’ with them and the online shopping!
  • If we were having chai I would tell you that Sunday was a lovely day, despite the smattering of rain in the afternoon. The in-laws came over for a barbecue and my parents-in-law stayed over at our new house for the first time. We cooked, ate lovely food, and I even baked a cake, as it was my father in law’s 70th birthday in February, and we hadn’t really celebrated it, yet. the only fly in the ointment was when a neighbour of theirs called me to say the alarm was going off at their house. Now, them coming out for this time was momentous as they have barely left the house over the last two years, let alone for an overnight stint anywhere. But this also means the alarm hasn’t been needed. Whether it was a fault in the system, we will never know, but the evening for my bro-in-law and his wife was cut short as they had to rush back to see what was the problem. The rest of us watched a movie and then retired to various different beds for the night. It was very pleasant!
  • If we were having chai I would end, as always, with my Sonu Singh. This week, I caught him trying his best to get into my cupboard, where, if he succeeded, he would have covered all my clothes with his fur! But, he didn’t get in, thank goodness!
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This week it is another 4 day week for school, since today is a bank holiday here (Happy May, everyone!) Hence the later post, as I was able to write it this morning. Lil Man has first year mocks for his A-levels. Fingers crossed for him. And for the rest of the week, I am unsure what is happening!

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25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    May 06, 2022 @ 11:30:41

    Long hours talking with parents is exhausting. Family is always a good thing!

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  2. CarolCooks2
    May 05, 2022 @ 03:01:34

    Sounds like a busy but some respite with in laws and cake so it must be good 🙂

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  3. robbiesinspiration
    May 03, 2022 @ 19:13:57

    Hi Ritu, I always felt that parents evening was rather a long day for teachers. Its a long day for parents too. I’m glad you had such a lovely weekend.

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  4. beth
    May 03, 2022 @ 01:13:14

    fingers crossed for all!

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  5. CJ
    May 02, 2022 @ 22:08:41

    Sounds like a busy week! Cricket has been abandoned here by the eldest two who are studying for A-levels and GCSEs, yikes! The youngest is still playing though, and he and his big brother won a trophy for a partnership together (!) last season which was nice. The big brother got a cup for best player in his team as well, so it was a nice way to end it all. I hope you have an easier week this week, I can imagine how hard parent’s evening was, I wouldn’t be any good at all at speaking for three hours straight. CJ xx

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    • Ritu
      May 03, 2022 @ 05:49:20

      Last year was GCSE, but he was able to play through, since the exams git cancelled.
      I’m not sure what he’ll do next year at A-Level time, but cricket ends up being his release.
      Have a great week, CJ!

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  6. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    May 02, 2022 @ 19:10:44

    Happy May, Sis! As i thought, you also managed the days with the parents. 😉 The rain on Sundays with visits from the inlaws is gifted by heaven. Not all mother-in-laws are as wonderful as yours. :-)) As professionally as you write about cricket, you might as well become a presenter for the sport. Now, enjoy a beautiful rest of your Bank holiday, and have a beautiful rest of the week! 🙂 xx Michael

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  7. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    May 02, 2022 @ 19:04:49

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  8. Annette Rochelle Aben
    May 02, 2022 @ 17:33:21

    How terrific to be surrounded by family! I am drinking in the love and joy that must have been shared!

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  9. johnrieber
    May 02, 2022 @ 15:45:54

    Good luck to the Lil Man and to you this week as well – drinking my first cup of coffee right now and it surely does make the road ahead look better!

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  10. Lauren
    May 02, 2022 @ 15:25:21

    How nice to get to have some very special family time. Have a good week.

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  11. Steve Tanham
    May 02, 2022 @ 13:40:19

    Happy May, Ritu, and enjoy that rest!

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