Chai And A Chat #213 #ChaiAndAChat

Happy Monday, Peeps! I don’t quite know where to start, but it’s been a bit of a surreal week, this week.

Got your drink? I may have to get a double strength something or other!

  • If we were having chai, I’d tell you that I was only in school for a couple of days. They went fine…
  • If we were having chai, I’d sigh and say that I was off because one of my children wasn’t well. They needed their mummy with them, and I can only thank God that my head at school is such an amazing person, who knows we need to put family first, and that I have such a brilliant team who pulled together in my absence to keep things going. I tell you what, this week made me really remember that we are not irreplaceable anywhere other than in our families.
  • If we were having chai, I’d reassure you all that they are on the road to recovery now after giving us a scare, but fingers crossed things are better for them going forward. Your prayers that they feel 100 % better soon would be much appreciated. 🙏🏽💛
  • If we were having chai, I’d get a little emotional with this next bit. I needed as much light in my life as possible, and I have been waiting for a certain reader to finish Marriage Unarranged before he reads Book two, as I needed quite a specific sensitivity reader. Now, I can’t say anything about what he thinks of book two yet, but his review of Marriage Unarranged reduced me to happy tears!
  • If we were having chai, I’d remind you that I am a part of this Bookapalooza event on Facebook this weekend, so if you are interested, become a member, and I assure you, you will find loads of amazing new authors and a chance to win a paperback copy of Marriage Unarranged!
  • If we were having chai, I’d also say you should keep your ears and eyes peeled, as there will be a cover reveal for book two next weekend, too!
  • If we were having chai, I’d have to mention Sonu Singh. He’s spent quite a bit of time with me over the last few days, sitting next to me, laying with me in bed, and watching a film with me, too! I think he could sense I was quite stressed out. He’s a good boy, is my Sonu Singh… 😻
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This week I have a busy one at school with some staff out, meaning that we need to juggle people about. I also will be keeping an eye on above-said child to make sure they aren’t overdoing things. And I will be waiting for the sensitivity reader feedback… as well as the reactions to the cover reveal, plus the fun of Bookapalooza! And it’s December on Thursday, as well, so I can’t wait to get that tree out and ready to decorate, on Saturday.

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21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CJ
    Nov 29, 2022 @ 20:38:36

    It’s all go with you I think! I do hope your child is all better very soon. I well remember how manically busy the pre-Christmas period is at primary school, and that was just as a parent! I hope the week is going well. Very excited to see your new cover, the peek looks very enticing. CJ xx

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    • Ritu
      Nov 29, 2022 @ 20:41:27

      Thank you CJ! Home wise, things are getting better thankfully.
      We are gearing up for all the Christmas fun, but the time has just gone Uber fast all if a sudden!
      I can’t wait to share the cover on the weekend! 🥰

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  2. Jennie
    Nov 29, 2022 @ 02:38:18

    Yes, family first! When you have a good team and a good director, they feel the same way and pitch in to help. My goodness, your book review is fabulous, worthy of being in happy tears. Hooray for Bookapalooza!

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  3. Erika
    Nov 28, 2022 @ 19:01:13

    Have a great week, Sis 🥰

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  4. robbiesinspiration
    Nov 28, 2022 @ 17:35:55

    HI Ritu, I’m sorry you’ve had family drama, I know what that’s like. All the best with the recovery and with your new book.

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  5. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Nov 28, 2022 @ 15:25:55

    What a week… I’m so excited for you, Sis. 💜

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  6. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Nov 28, 2022 @ 12:18:43

    Holding the vision of all being right in your world! ❤

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  7. beth
    Nov 28, 2022 @ 07:50:13

    hope you all are feeling better soon

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  8. Sadje
    Nov 28, 2022 @ 06:02:37

    I pray that your kid/ kids recover quickly and completely. Amen. I’m still midway on the first book. Blogging takes up too much time

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