Chai And A Chat #217 #ChaiAndAChat

Welcome to the first Monday of 2023!

You got your drink? I’m nursing my cuppa today, calmly, which will be a different matter from next week, as well be back into the seeing of school! Still, let me relax today …

  • If we were having chai, I’d start by saying this week has felt very long but also extremely short as well! As I mentioned the last week, Pops and Mum were coming over for a few days, so on Boxing day, we had our second family Christmas dinner with them! No,w in our new home, we still don’t have a decent dining area, so we usually feast in the living room during the colder months and the conservatory when it’s warmer. So our dinner was on our makeshift table in the living room!
  • If we were having chai, I’d mention that we popped over to the in-laws on Tuesday so my parents could visit, and we paid our respects. at the gurdwara, and then on Wednesday, we had a trip to Bluewater, seeing as there were vouchers to be spent and post-Christmas sales!
  • If we were having chai,Β I’d say that Pops and Mum headed off on Thursday morning after a lovely visit, even though it sped by, then Lil Princess and I attended a long awaited appointment, for something she’s been struggling with. I’ll tell you about it, one day… Just not yet…
  • If we were having chai, I’d tell you that I have been cooking more than usual, as well and I made an awesome (even if I do say so, myself!) shepherd’s pie for dinner one day!
  • If we were having chai, I couldn’t avoid the other event that took place, aka New Year! As always, we didn’t do anything crazy, but visited the in-laws in the afternoon, then saw the new year at home. As I posted yesterday, my new Word Of The Year is Strength, so let’s see how I get on with that! It’s also probably the last one for a while that we are all together, as this time next year, we will have a new adult in the house, and I am sure he will want to see in the New Year with his mates!
  • If we were having chai, I would give Sonu a couple of mentions since we had less pics of him the last few weeks. He’s had a fruitful festive period, with lots of family company. He was so excited to have Nanu and Nani (Pops and Mum) visit, as he always remembers them. He tried to get into their bags and left plenty of his fur for them to remember him by! Now, below, you can see some of his gifts! He got a teepee as well as a radiator bed, which he seems to enjoy. Bless him!
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This week I shall savour Monday, as it is a bank holiday, before the craziness of the term starts up, again! I am back at school on Tuesday, and my kids are back on Wednesday. So the grindstone calls us! Elsewhere, we have nothing else planned, so let’s see how things go!

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24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robbiesinspiration
    Jan 07, 2023 @ 15:52:07

    Hi Ritu, it is lovely that you had a good Boxing Day with your parents. You will be back at work now and I’m sure the first few days are a bit chaotic.

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  3. CJ
    Jan 04, 2023 @ 10:52:17

    It sounds like a wonderful family Christmas and New Year, lovely that you were able to see your parents. I would rather like a radiator bed of my own, imagine how blissful that would be. Exciting that your new book is coming out soon. I hope you have a very happy 2023. CJ xx

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  4. Marsha
    Jan 03, 2023 @ 06:45:25

    Love the kitty pictures and the stories they tell. Best wishes for this year as you get back into the swing of school. πŸ™‚

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  5. cindy knoke
    Jan 03, 2023 @ 04:56:27

    I wish we were having chai! Wishing you Happiness & Health in the New Year Ritu! 🎊πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

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  6. Jennie
    Jan 02, 2023 @ 16:21:50

    Happy New Year, Ritu! Like you, I’m back to school on Tuesday, plus we have a new student, Shepherd’s pie- yum! My friend from Sheffield tells me the only ‘real’ dish is made with lamb, not hamburger. So glad the parents and in-laws got a visit. I hope all is well with Lil Princess. πŸ₯°

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  7. OIKOSβ„’- Art, Books & more
    Jan 02, 2023 @ 16:07:08

    Wow, Sonu has enriched his lifestyle. πŸ™‚ Does he really know which home he has to use at what time? πŸ˜‰ This tee pee is wonderful. Great for you having another reunion with your parents. Best wishes for a wonderful first week! xx Michael

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  8. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jan 02, 2023 @ 12:04:36

    How wonderful to have had a holiday filled with family! Love it! ❀

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  9. Sadje
    Jan 02, 2023 @ 11:42:48

    It’s great to have family over on holidays.

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  10. Jaye Marie and Anita Dawes
    Jan 02, 2023 @ 08:50:32

    Your New Year has started well, Ritu…

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