Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 161


“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” -Anne Lamott


Thanks for the reminder Spidey.

Think I needed that after my week.

What with stressful waits for observations then feedback, an unwell child causing sleepless nights, and an injured child, shutting his hand in a car door, I was ready to drop on Friday evening.

I came home and did my usual routine of cleaning the house from top to bottom, then sat down with my laptop to browse blog posts, as I do. Within half an hour, I kid you not, I had a streaming nose and the beginnings of a full-blown cold.


Life, after all you threw at me this week, you could at least have given me this weekend to just relax and unwind, not get ill!

But then, maybe it’s just life’s way of making us slow down.

I did rush out and get the grocery shopping done first thing on Saturday in the mini Beast From The East (yes, a little more snow over here, but not much for us!) then came home and just vegged out.

I spent time doing what I love – reading and sharing and interacting with my fellow bloggers, fed the family (obviously!) then spent the whole afternoon and early evening in bed!

Hubby Dearest popped out and got a totally unhealthy KFC for dinner, but at least it meant I didn’t have to cook!

I snoozed, and read, and topped up on cold meds.

And I fully intend for today to be a day similar to that.

Yes, I know what some of you will be saying: “Ritu – switch off from the blog for a few days. Just get yourself better!” But, my blog is not a stress for me at all. It is something I love, and what helps me relax. I have gone past the time where I was constantly checking stats, worrying about who was reading and liking. It’s more about the conversations that come from the posts I write.  I love to read posts, and I absolutely love to ramble on in my posts! The next best thing to talking the hind legs off a donkey – I’m very good at that too!

For me ‘switching’ off from other duties, such as rushing around to make sure other family members are catered for, chilling in my PJ’s all day, being able to be worry-free about my own kids, that is ‘me’ time!

If I can squeeze in a manicure or a pedicure that is better, but as I am feeling unwell, just being home, cosy, with my fave people around me, and my blogily with me for company too, that is the best!

How would you ‘switch-off’ from life to get your batteries recharged?

Stay positive 🙂

Happy Sunday Peeps!

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 160 #MothersDay


“A mother is a woman who shows you the light when you just see the dark.” –  Grimaldos Robin 

Never a truer word spoken.  I know my mother is one who helps me see the light and positivity in all situations.

She is my rock, a beacon of light in the darkness, keeps me grounded, and loves me for me.

I am so happy that she is here with me to celebrate Mothers Day today, so I am off to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day.

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But remember, today may be a day to celebrate, but appreciate your mothers everyday. You wouldn’t be here without them! ❤

Go spoil your mums! And if you are Mum, enjoy you day!

Stay positive 🙂

Happy Sunday Peeps!

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 159 #Snowmaggedon2018


“Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.” – Khalil Gibran

Well, we had to think about snow this week, didn’t we Spidey!

Having been stuck inside pretty much all week, not only because I was signed off with my arm injury, but because we got a whole lotta snow, courtesy of The Beast from the East at the beginning of the week, and Storm Emma at the tail end, snow just had to figure.

And this was just a perfect quote.

When you look outside and see the blanket of white covering the world, even the ugliest of scenes is transformed into a thing of beauty.

Equally, a drop of kindness into a puddle of unhappiness can make such a difference to a person.

Your simple smile or hello could change the thoughts of a person in the depths of loneliness. An offer to help out with someone’s shopping bags, or popping over to a neighbour in bad weather, to make sure they are okay, it all casts a brighter light on the other person’s day.

Random Acts of Kindness – something that spread like wildfire a couple of years back.

Why should it be simply a hashtag, a phase?

We should try to drop these acts of kindness every day.

They should really be second nature, not a deeply thought out act.

Kindness is in us all.

It is not something that has to cost money. Just a little time and energy. And believe me, you’ll feel richer yourself for helping someone.


Go on – make someone happy today, what kind act will you perform? In fact, not just today, everyday!

Stay positive 🙂

Happy Sunday Peeps!

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 158 #SecondChance


“Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.” – Dylan Thomas

Poignant choice of quote today Spidey, as the date marks one year since my near miss accident on the M6 last year.

For those of you that remember, you’ll know about the way my car lost control and how I ended up spinning across the motorway, with cars whizzing by… For those of you that weren’t here for that part of my journey, you can read more here.

I might not have been around to write this post if it hadn’t been for my Guardian Angel looking out for me that day, and for that angel, I am truly grateful. It made me feel like I have been given a second chance at life.

But the reality is that we really do have the chance to start over, every new day. There is always the chance to change your direction each dawn.

Well, actually every new moment is a chance to change things…

I’m still making mistakes during this ‘second’ chance of mine, but I am aware that I can keep learning, and be changing every day to make myself a better person and to make life a more wonderful place.

As it is, I am sat here with my arm in a sling – my right arm too! Yes, clumsy klutz me has struck again. I fell over at the end of the school day on Friday and managed to bang my arm. A trip to A & E yesterday confirmed that I have a hairline fracture in my elbow, ouch! So it’s off to the fracture clinic for me tomorrow. Joy!

Obviously, this weekend is not the luckiest of my life, what with an accident last year, and now this injury… But I shall not let it get me down… There is still a smile upon my face, and even though it will be slow, what with typing with one hand, I may get a little more time to write, since I can’t do much else!

Has life ever handed you a second chance? Did you grab it by the horns and use it?

Stay positive 🙂

Happy Sunday Peeps!

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 157


“It’s not me, it’s you.” – Anon


Something to think about here, thanks, Spidey.

Often, we find ourselves in a situation, where we blame ourselves for difficulties, and worries that surround us.

It can eat away at us, sometimes causing us to change who we are.

There are times it is easier to say ” Sorry, it’s not you, it’s me…” when that is the exact opposite of the truth.

If we are to sit back and think about the situation, it can become apparent that we are not the ones in the wrong – they are – they just can’t see it.

At times like these, it is important to hold on to yourself, keep your faith in yourself, and keep it in your mind, that it’s not you, it’s them.

Don’t blame yourself for another person’s problem. Instead be there as a quiet support. In time they will realise their mistake, especially when they realise you are not bowing down to them.

Stay positive 🙂

Happy Sunday Peeps!

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