Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 266 – Live In The Moment

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“Wherever you are, be there totally.”

Eckhart Tolle

Well, Spidey, you’ve gone all deep on me this week!

The world has chosen to give a huge amount of the population time at home, with this awful pandemic that is raging through so many countries at the moment.

Many of us have been tearing our hair out, worrying about our old normal, our jobs, our families, kids education, getting basic shopping in… nothing has been straightforward.

But sometimes we need some time to sit back and reflect, while we have this new normal – and let’s be honest, it could be our only normal for a while.

Sure, this extended home time was not your choice, but now it’s been foisted upon you, use it for your own wellbeing.

We have been granted time to enjoy life at a slower pace, because if you carry on as you used to, in the old normal, you’d have nothing to do, come lunchtime.

Time to spend with your loved ones. Time to recreate bonds. Time to take up hobbies that you never had time for. Time to appreciate what you do have.

Instead of always being busy on work calls and emails, or social media, use some time to really be there with your kids, or family.

Get the boardgames out.

Talk to each other.

Share a film you really love.

Cook together, eat together.

If you can, go out for a walk together.

If you’re going to call, make it a video call, so you can see the family and friend you are contacting, or use ZOOM!

Live in the moment.

Don’t spend all the time taking pictures of what you are doing, because, you will probably be doing the same for a long while, so your camera roll will start looking pretty repetitive after a week or so!

(Though I have to confess, we have discovered TikTok! That’s a fun family activity! I don’t have a public account as we don’t put the kids out there – though they are getting to the age they’ll be out there themselves soon – but it has been fun making silly videos together!)

Embrace the new normal while you have it. I have a feeling there are certain aspects you are going to miss, when things all calm down…

Or better still, try your hardest to keep them in your life, no matter what normal you are living in.

So… tell me, what aspect of this new normal would you like to keep, when things calm down?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps.  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

So, The Interview Happened!

I was dreading it, you know. My heart was beating triple time.

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  • Would it still be happening?
  • Would it get postponed again?
  • Would I be able to speak?

But I shouldn’t have worried.

It happened! I am officially an interviewee on TalkRadio! And I am not sure how long it will last, but here is a link for those of you to listen, if you missed it…

Go to the 20.30 -21.00 segment.
Forward to 15 minutes in… And there, you will find Ritu!

https://talkradio.co.uk/radio/listen-again/1586023200#

Let me know what you think!

And remember, the book is on offer at the moment too, 99p/99c until midnight on Monday! Make sure you grab your copy too!

And… The Interview is BACK ON! (Plus #BookSale!)

You might remember a couple of weeks ago, I excitedly posted about being interviewed on TalkRADIO about my dear book baby… then, due to this horrible virus, it got delayed… then postponed.

Well, I am delighted to say that (touchwood) it is back on tonight!

I’ll be being interviewed for part of Badass Women’s hour (which is longer than an hour!) from 8.45pm by Harriet Minter, I believe!

Here’s the link for you, if you need it!

https://talkradio.co.uk/

https://talkradio.co.uk/

And, don’t forget that the book is on sale this weekend, at a bargain price of 99p/99c on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk!

http://getbook.at/MarriageUnarranged

Chickpea Curry Lit – Chick Lit with an Indian Twist!

http://getbook.at/MarriageUnarranged

April 2: Flash Fiction Challenge – Pizza

Charli’s Carrot Ranch fiction prompt!

April 2, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes pizza. It can be an original pizza pie (or slice) or something pizza-like. Go where the prompt leads!

Pizza Face

“Stuffed Your Face Pizza. Hmm, that’s an interesting name for the business, Marcus.”
Lorraine was flicking through the pile of newly printed flyers, ready to go out the next morning.
“Let’s just say it has meaning…”
“Well, I hope people stuff their face with your pizza, considering the loan we’ve take, against our home.”
“Oh, it’ll be worth it, all right.” Marcus spread moisturiser on his smooth skin as he thought back to school.
“Oi, Pizza Face! You’re stuffed!” 
Thankfully, the acne that plagued him then, was long gone, and his newest employee was one of the tormentors.
Revenge!

Marriage Unarranged Sale! #CoronavirusRead #BookSale

Hey there, everyone! Just wanted to give you the heads up that my book baby, Marriage Unarranged is on sale this weekend, from Friday 3rd April, through to midnight on Monday 6th April!

It’s down to only 99p/99c on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk on Kindle.

Take advantage of the sale now, while you can!

Chickpea Curry Lit – Chick Lit with an Indian Twist!

getbook.at/MarriageUnarranged

It all started ended with that box…

Aashi’s life was all set.

Or so she thought.

Like in the Bollywood films, Ravi would woo her, charm her family and they’d get married and live happily ever after.

But then Aashi found the empty condom box…

Putting her ex-fiancé and her innocence behind her, Aashi embarks upon an enlightening journey, to another country, where vibrant memories are created, and unforgettable friendships forged.

Old images erased, new beginnings to explore.

And how can she forget the handsome stranger she meets? A stranger who’s hiding something…

And it’s gathering ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ reviews too!

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Splendid

Marriage Unarranged is probably one of the best “Getting Over a Breakup” stories I’ve ever come across. Culturally rich and emotionally captivating, it’s a story that inspires us to find and refine our best qualities, to get back up off scraped knees when life knocks us down. From the first sentence, I was hooked. This novel, though written in lush prose, reads quickly, and deserves to be re-read in years to come. Sit back with a cup of chai and immerse yourself in the splendor that is Marriage Unarranged.

5.0 out of 5 stars You fall in love with the characters… And India!! Such a beautiful read.

Where do I start!! An amazing read and incredibly relatable. I’ve read this in an afternoon! I did not want to put it down!! Ritu captures your full attention in the first few pages….. The mention of Hindi tapes! There are so many ‘throw-backs’ in this novel, which have made me very nostalgic about the 90’s (I’m a mid-80’s baby!) The Ravi and Nishi characters, their behaviour, reminiscent of many characters from my school-days, but then there is Aashi. She is courageous, displaying self-control, behaving with such integrity and dignity. She is inspiring. This is a fantastic read. Ritu has inspired me to revisit India!!

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