Happy 74th Birthday Pops! #74actually!

Pops is turning 74 today! So please wish him a very happy birthday! I am sharing an old post from when he turned 70. He really is a wonderful dad, and I couldn’t ask for a better one . ❤

Ritu 2020

It is a very special day today for me.

My precious Pops is turning 74!

Happy Birthday

Humble to a fault, with a heart bigger than the universe, that’s my Pops.

He’s been my guide, my inspiration, my support since, well, forever.

Born to a farming family in Kenya, the youngest of multiple siblings, Pops popped out a ready-made uncle!  He had nephews and nieces to play with as a youngster and was always called Kaka, which means baby, as he was the youngest. Pops lost his own father very young, but his mother and brother brought him up.

He wasn’t the biggest academic in school, loving sports and dancing, but wanting to do the best he could, he pursued Dentistry and went to Wilson College in Mumbai.

Here he is with some of his High School athletics trophies!

He held a high jump record at his college which was only broken relatively recently!

He was a pretty cool dude. Check him out here!

Cool Dude
That’s him, white shirt and sunnies on!

And here is one of the photos that convinced my mum to marry him…

Young Pops

Look at the happy couple!


Marriage and a few years later, along came me!

Me N Pops
Love these photos!

Then my brother…

Selfie mode!

Years pass so fast and he is now a father-in-law and a grandpops to 4!

He was a dentist for many years until heart problems and arthritis meant he had to take early retirement.

Did he sit back and let retirement take over him?

Nope! He started practising yoga which gave him a new lease of life, so then in his mid sixties, he became a yoga instructor and started spreading the message out there to many people about how to improve your health naturally. No charging. This was his community service to the world!

Then he was asked to film his own TV programme which airs every day on a channel here!

Very Proud of my TV Star Pops!

All through this time he has been not only a most amazing Pops, husband, and grandfather, dentist and yogi, but ask all those who know him, family and friends, and they will all agree that he is there for them no matter what. Surrogate granddad to so many children, brother, uncle, everything. Nothing is too much hard work for him. He will be there.

And he still hasn’t stopped dancing! He says to us that when he dances, he feels 21. He can beat all the youngsters in a bhangra dance off, then when he sees a video, he says “What is this silly old man doing?!” I only wish I had photos of him in his bhangra performance days!  Mums are amazing! She pulled a few old photos out for me and sent them, in her own special way!

But the reality is he is brilliant! And all who know him will agree!

So I just want to wish my Precious Pops an amazing 74th birthday. May there be many, many more to come! Love you!

Keep Dancing Pops!

Dancing Pops

From your forever Little Girl, Ritu xxx

It’s Ma Birthday!!

Yes, today I celebrate the beginning of my 45th revolution around the Sun, meaning I celebrate my 44th Birthday!

happy birthday to me

How am I celebrating?

Well, I’m at school, or rather, I’ll be doing home visits for some of the new children in my class.

Followed by a staff meeting. Glorious!

And for the pleasure of my dear colleagues, I have ordered some samosas, and have cakes for those who can’t deal with spice. (You know you wanna work with me!)

I sure know how to live, don’t I??!!

But, jokes aside, I am very lucky, as I have been gifted, by my darling Hubby Dearest, a brand new Macbook AIR in gold!

And it’s all pretty and gold, and I am actually typing this post up on it right now!

Oh, it’s so pretty! But so different to my Microsoft Surface! I am having great fun learning all about the functionality differences and working out what I need to relearn, and what I can still do on it by downloading various things. So exciting!

We won’t do anything else. It’s a Tuesday. A rather meh day to have a birthday, what with school the next day, so I am sure a dinner will follow on the weekend, but regardless, I am so happy with my present, I’d forego dinner!

So, I’m off to enjoy the day that is my birthday, and I look forward to using my special new toy for many years to come!!!!

One Liner Wednesday – #1LinerWeds – Birthday Special

“I wish that your future is as bright as you make my world, my darling daughter – Happy 11th birthday Lil Princess❤ ”


I shan’t ramble on too much, but we are celebrating my daughter’s birthday today, as well as my father-in-laws! Another lovely day… ice cream today, cake follows on the weekend!

Written for Linda’s #1LinerWeds prompt.


One-Liner Wednesday – In Sync

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 208


“Do not regret getting older. It is a privilege denied to many.” Unknown

Spidey is being philosophical today, as February in our family is a total Birthday Bomb!

Starting with my brother-in-law, then going on to my mother-in-law and Hubby Dearest on the same day, followed by father-in-law and Lil Princess, again on the same day…

Yup, it’s a busy month, too much cake on tap, presents to think of and special treats to organise, but a fun month nevertheless.

And each year is an opportunity to be thankful for the chance at another year. Another chance to learn all that life has to offer.

Right, now I am off to work off a whole load of cake!

So… tell me, what do birthdays mak eyou think of?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 205


“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” – Sigmund Freud

Today a cat quote to honour the very special feline in our lives.

Sonu Singh.

It’s his birthday today. He’s five!

Here, when we got him

And now

He’s a true king in our house, and the family wouldn’t be the same without him.

I still feel honoured when he decides to come and sit with me on the sofa or bed, because you can’t force him.

He’s a cat with his own mind… is there any other kind?

Today will be filled with cat treats and lots of scritching for our favourite feline!

So…do you celebrate your pet’s birthdays?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

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