Chai And A Chat #186 #ChaiAndAChat

Is it bad that I am counting down the weeks until the next half term? Two to go…!

Right, so, have you got your drinks ready?

  • If we were having chai I’d tell you I have had a HELL of a week. It has been a journey of extreme downs and a few ups but unfortunately more downs than ups, and I am still, quite frankly, exhausted from it all. Nothing I can really go into in detail here, but from issues that arose at school that were avoidable, if only we talked more, as well as things at home, coming to light, which I am glad I know about, now, but which are also extremely tough for a parent to swallow, and the ongoing journey is not going to be smooth, or easy. Shattered… emotionally, as well as physically.
  • If we were having chai, I’d say that other than that, school was lovely. The kids are progressing so well, and even the ones who have SEN, are showing some progress, and aside from a few wobbles, things are good. I can’t believe I have to do my final data on them in a month’s, time! Where has this academic year gone?
  • If we were having chai I’d mention that cricket training was cancelled on Wednesday, much to Lil Man’s disdain as there was heavy rain all day. However he played his first league match on Saturday and the weather was gorgeous. They won! Yay! And he got two wickets, after bowling 7 overs, giving away only 24 runs, which was a great score, for a spin bowler! Still, never happy, though! Here, please appreciate the gorgeous grounds of the pitch!
  • If we were having chaiย I would tell you that we have a wedding to attend in the Summer and Lil Princess wants a new outfit to wear. It’s not easy to get something inexpensive, that she will only wear once or twice, as well as the fact that we may need around 3 outfits! Still, we took the first step and found a small boutique near the school with some great outfits. And a bonus is that I know the owners! Always good when your teaching career means that you know the local business people! We are still looking but I couldn’t believe how grown up she was looking in these outfits. Slow down, time!
  • If we were having chaiย I would probably get a tad excited as I told you about my Facebook Live interview with my favourite author, Amanda Prowse! I was honoured that she wanted to talk to me about my books and writing, in her group, My Book Friends, where she hosts alongside several others amazing authors! We managed to finally get going at around 8.30pm after a few technical hitches, but if you want to have a listen, here is the link to the post.
  • If we were having chai I would end, as always, with my Sonu Singh. He’s trying to work out the best place to chill out when it gets warm, and recently has decided that the conservatory floor is good, in the sun! Bless my furry son!
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This week I have Pops’ Birthday to look forward to on Sunday, as well as a packed week at school. Some staffing ups and downs mean that we will need to be on duty in different capacities, and a different timetable of duty is also being implemented, so fingers crossed it all works! There will still be Cricket (when is there not, in the summer months!) and the usual everyday things going on!

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39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rajiv
    May 27, 2022 @ 07:59:02

    So why aren’t we having chai?

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  2. OIKOSโ„ข- Art, Books & more
    May 17, 2022 @ 06:27:31

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  3. OIKOSโ„ข- Art, Books & more
    May 17, 2022 @ 06:27:02

    That sounds all very aceptable, Sis! You are a great manager. In view of LilPrincess do you remember my tip? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Depop is the best for savings.I had heard it from a friend, with also teenagers in the house (because they can’t storage them equally silent in a shed Lol). Yes, lets count the days to the next holidays. ๐Ÿ™‚ Best wishes, Michael – Keep the head up, Sis!

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  4. robbiesinspiration
    May 17, 2022 @ 06:22:43

    Hi Ritu, I am sorry to hear you are having some troubles, life is never easy. I hope it all comes right for you. Congratulations on your author interview. Terrific!

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  5. Annette Rochelle Aben
    May 17, 2022 @ 01:32:05

    ((( Sis ))) โค

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  6. Erika
    May 16, 2022 @ 20:01:48

    Congrats on the interview, Sis. I am glad you two managed to get it going… lol. So funny ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  7. marycatherinethomas
    May 16, 2022 @ 15:32:02

    I have had you on my mind all week long. I am so sorry you had a tough week. After almost 48 years of marriage and two daughters I know there are times where you want to put in your two weeks notice three weeks ago. My aunt used to say little kids, little problems, big kids, big problems. I will be praying for you and yours this week.

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  8. Dan Antion
    May 16, 2022 @ 13:10:01

    Would that our biggest problem of the day would be finding the perfect place to sleep ๐Ÿ˜. I hope you have an easier week, Ritu.

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  9. willowdot21
    May 16, 2022 @ 10:47:26

    Life is full of ups and downs be blessed Sis ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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  10. SC Skillman
    May 16, 2022 @ 10:35:04

    Sorry to hear about the difficulties you’ve been facing Ritu, and I do hope there will be a good way forward for you all. But Glad too about your more cheerful news and I hope Lil Princess does find outfits she loves that don’t cost a fortune!

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  11. CJ
    May 16, 2022 @ 09:49:11

    Sorry it was such a rough week, I hope this one is easier. I have just been checking today’s forecast for cricket later ๐Ÿ™‚ Could go either way. A crushing defeat for the youngest on Saturday, although as you say, the weather was fabulous. There are some truly gorgeous cricket grounds around aren’t there. CJ xx

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  12. Steve Tanham
    May 16, 2022 @ 09:24:00

    Iโ€™d say you needed a hug more than anything elseโ€ฆ Sending one!

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  13. Lauren
    May 16, 2022 @ 06:43:18

    I enjoyed the interview very much.

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  14. Rae Longest
    May 16, 2022 @ 06:08:49

    I really enjoyed the interview!

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  15. Dracul Van Helsing
    May 16, 2022 @ 05:45:59

    Sonu Singh sleeping on the conservatory floor in the sun is a great picture. ๐Ÿ˜ธ

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  16. Prejila
    May 16, 2022 @ 05:02:17

    Nice article

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