Chai And A Chat #195 #ChaiAndAChat

Well, lookie here! its Monday, again!

Right now, I think I am going to need a bucket of iced water, not a hot cup of tea! What about you? Melting in this heatwave!

  • If we were having chai, I’d tell you that it was warm last week. Very warm. Warm enough to melt us. (goodness knows what we will be like in the heatwave this week!) Still, we managed. We had our sports day, a shortened version, in the morning, when the temperatures were lower, with less running, and more activity-based races. It went well. The heat was evidently affecting the children in different ways. Lethargy, behaviour meltdowns, lack of concentration… all to be expected when it is warmer than usual. Some of our SEN parents made the choice to keep their children at home for a couple of days as they were aware their children would find it even harder to cope. But we made it. I have to share one of the fabulous displays that my TA created, though. She is an extremely creative soul, and when we were reading Eric Carle books as a part of this term’s topic, she decided upon an off-the-cuff art activity one afternoon which spanned a couple of weeks. The fabulous pieces of work that resulted meant we HAD to display it. I am so proud of her and the children who made their own Eric Carle pictures!
  • If we were having chai, I’d say this weekend we had a little pamper session, Lil Princess and I. She had her nails done, and I had my hair cut. then I treated myself to a foot pamper at home too. I love a bit of self care!
  • If we were having chai, I’d mention that I also received notification that an interview I had recorded was now live on a podcast. If you want to listen, please head over to Tony Lloyd’s page!

https://www.tonylloydradio.com/human-stories/episode/7de7ea51/episode-74-ritu-bhathal

  • If we were having chai, I would share that it touches me when my words help someone, and one such person on Instagram made an effort to reach out. She has been unwell for over 6 months, and my book was one that got her reading after all these months. Makes my soul happy.
  • If we were having chai, I’d say, we had two cricket matches to attend in the warmth on Saturday and Sunday. Someone has a great tan and he played well, too! Both matches won! The first was at the club’s second ground, and it still looks quite green and lush, considering the weather. This is the club’s quite renowned main ground, and the first time we have been there. You could see the sun damage, but apparently, the wicket was class, according to the expert in our family! It reminded me of grounds we passed in India… the brittle, dry grass… Still, it was an experience!
  • If we were having chai,ย I would end, as always, with Sonu Singh. This week, he discovered the delights of icecubes in his drinking water!
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This week, I will start by saying that last week’s statement about it being hot pales when compared with what we are meant to be experiencing this week! Wish us luck on Monday and Tuesday! Also, we have our new children for September coming in for a taster on Wednesday morning, so that will be interesting. Still got staff in and out so we will be balancing that, too. I am extremely excited about a party Lil Princess and I will be attending at Amanda Prowse’s home on Saturday, too! Just 6.5 school days to go!

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53 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robbiesinspiration
    Jul 22, 2022 @ 18:29:54

    My London colleague told me today it has cooled a bit, Ritu. I hope that is the case for you too. Our grass is all dry like that during drought periods although we’ve had very wet weather for the past two years. The weather is upside down.

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  2. Jennie
    Jul 20, 2022 @ 17:49:52

    It looks like you heatwave is starting to break. Thank goodness. LOVE the Eric Carle display!

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  3. Carol anne
    Jul 19, 2022 @ 17:07:26

    sounds like a great week! And a pretty full one too! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Erika
    Jul 18, 2022 @ 19:44:26

    Congrats on the interview, Sis. And I couldn’t agree more how wonderful it is to see that what we do makes life a bit better for someone. Just happened to me too again, lately! Have a great week, Sis ๐Ÿ’–

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  5. OIKOSโ„ข- Art, Books & more
    Jul 18, 2022 @ 19:38:20

    I am just listening to the interview. Congratulations to this, and beeing honest the moderator seems to break your speek flow a little bit. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don’t worry, its better to understand, for a foreign language listener like am i.

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  6. OIKOSโ„ข- Art, Books & more
    Jul 18, 2022 @ 18:19:20

    What, this photo really show a cricket place? Lol, i thought the next photo will show some camels, or at least a well clothed Sheikh. ๐Ÿ˜‰ A really poor situation without green grass. ;-( Let me read Sonu’s face expression. It says, i am in need of original Italian icecream. Go on care for yourself, Sis! You are the engine of the family! Best wishes, Michael

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  7. OIKOSโ„ข- Art, Books & more
    Jul 18, 2022 @ 18:15:40

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  8. Willow Croft
    Jul 18, 2022 @ 18:10:26

    In addition to the bird bath, I’ve been putting pans of cool water out for the birds, their fledgings, and other wildlife (all in the shade) because it’s been so hot. I’ve been keeping the bird water jugs in the fridge. I really hope it’s helping the wildlife…I’ve been keeping an eye out, too, for any birds that look like they might be struggling/grounded because of the heat. Maybe it’s overkill, but I just worry about my bird friends…

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  10. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jul 18, 2022 @ 12:58:38

    Ice that chai!

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  11. beth
    Jul 18, 2022 @ 12:48:03

    here’s to a bit of pampering and staying cool

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  12. Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie
    Jul 18, 2022 @ 09:43:22

    Would being unfollowed from someone be the reason their like button refuses to work?

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  13. shelleywilson72
    Jul 18, 2022 @ 09:02:20

    Ice cubes in the drinking water is a genius idea!!! *rushes to freezer for Luna**

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  14. Lauren
    Jul 18, 2022 @ 07:01:26

    Sounds busy as usual. Annie loves ice in her water too.

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  15. willowdot21
    Jul 18, 2022 @ 06:08:02

    Hi Sis Have a good week, and stay cool. It’s going to be a challenge at school.
    Glad you Lil Princess got some pamper time …the cricket pitch looks how I feel! Well done to Lil big man! on playing so well.
    Have a good week . I enjoyed your second podcast very much.
    Take care today… I am off to walk Ruby now before it gets too hot ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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  16. Hilary Tan
    Jul 18, 2022 @ 06:05:04

    WP is being WP again, I refollowed. This happens a lot – I recently had to re-follow 8 accounts. That tea tree and peppermint foot soak looks so relaxing. I could totally go for that right now. Have a good week! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Sadje
    Jul 18, 2022 @ 05:51:16

    Stay safe and cool b

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