Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 214 – Chill


“Don’t take things too seriously, and just chill.” – Kailash Kher

Thanks Spidey!

I think this is something I really need to do at the moment.

I spend so long getting myself all caught up in the things I think I have to do, and forget to have that down time for me, or with the family.

So this is what this Sunday will be based upon, time with my children and Husband… and my book!

So… tell me, how do you chill?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 213 – Break Time!


“Sometimes a break from routine is the very thing you need.” – Anon

Yes Peeps, Spidey and I are on a mini break this week, as Pops and Mum have been round. Time for some quality family time ❤

Enjoy your Sunday, and we’ll be back with a few pearls of wisdom!

Until then, I’m off to listen to my parents’ wisdom instead!

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 212


“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. if you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

Thank you for this quote Spidey.

I read this quote and though of a friend who has finally realised her dream, quit her job and taken the path of full time writer. I applaud her and her decision. She is finally doing what she wanted to.

And then I think of me.

I want to be a writer too.

But I want to be an educater.

And I am at a point where I am trying to live both dreams.

Positive things are happening in both. I can’t complain.

Maybe, just maybe, it is possible to live both dreams at once…

So… tell me, what is your dream?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 211 – Friendship


“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” – Jim Morrison

Oh, I do love it, Spidey, when you give me something to think upon, something that is totally relevant to life right now!

Friends are the family you choose for yourself.

There are so many types of friendships; the acquaintances, the ‘specific times of your life’ friends, the work friends, the kids’ parents friends, and the real friends.

You do indeed get to a time in your life when you find that, though you can surround yourself with people on a daily basis, there are only a few people, possibly as many as you have fingers on your hand, that are your real friends.

All through school, I had plenty of mates, friends who knew what school was like and we could grumble together, fawn over music and crushes together, that sort of thing. But I don’t think I ever really forged a true, strong friendship with anyone. Because no one at my school saw the full, real me. They saw the quiet Indian girl who was a bit quirky and fun, but not the Ritu who was the loud one at home and in family functions. The Ritu who embraced her Eastern roots and culture as much as she loved her adopted Western roots too.

That Ritu, and the one you all know today, really found those friendships after starting university. There, I learned more about myself, and became more confident being me. And there is one person, the Buzz to my Woody, who carried me through a whole loads of ups and downs over the last nearly 30 years… My beautiful best friend.

She is a beautiful soul, inside and out ❤

We don’t live close. We speak less than we ought to, but we have a connection that is always open. She knows me better than almost anyone.

And, I feel blessed to have at least one other person who I feel like that about too.

You hear me talking about my special group of girls, my Tootie Frooties, here in my marital hometown. We try and meet up regularly, to have a catch-up, a chat, a drink and a laugh, and they are all so special to me.

But there is one who is another soul sister to me. Since we had children, well more since Lil Man was 4, we have connected, and she has been another one who I have been able to rely upon for support, laughs and general sisterhood.

My second soul sister ❤

Of course, I have so many blog friends who I count upon as true friends, those who I look forward to meeting yearly, and have personal contact with regularly, outside of blogland too! There are some of you who I have contacted for support as well as laughs, and I know some of you will email or message me for that same support, which I gladly give ❤

I count myself very lucky to have these folks in my life, and I want to thank each and every one of you for letting me be ‘me’ with you ❤

So… tell me, who do you count as your true, ‘be myself’ friends?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 210


“If life was easy, where would all the adventures be?” –  Anonymous

Thank you for that, Spidey.

We are about to embark upon another adventure fuelled by life not being easy!

The in-laws are off to India, which means childcare fun… and juggling lots more stuff than usual, as they aren’t here to be the support network they usually are.

It used to be much simpler. The kids were both at school where I worked. I could arrange for them to go to after school club, then leave at a decent time, so things were okay.

Then Lil Man went to Secondary. That year, his friend lived a few moments away, so I’d drop him there every day and pick him up from there too. It was like he had surrogate grandparents.

Last year it changed as his friend moved to a different place.

And so the juggling started. He could walk to my in-laws a few times a week, as my brother-in-law works from home some days, but the others, he had to come to school to me, which means no work gets done, as I am refereeing between the kids instead of doing what I really need to get done.

This year will be much the same, but Lil Princess wants to walk to her grandparents’ house on the days her uncle is home too.


As long as they don’t try and commit murder whilst under his care…

Still, I’m sure we’ll manage.

So… tell me, what adventures are you planning soon?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

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