Ritu Bhathal

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Ritu Bhathal was born in Birmingham in the mid-1970's to migrant parents, hailing from Kenya but with Indian origin. This colourful background has been a constant source of inspiration to her.
From childhood, she always enjoyed reading. This love of books is mostly credited to her mother.
The joy of reading spurred her on to become creative in her own writing, from fiction to poetry.
Winning little writing competitions at school and locally gave her the encouragement to continue writing.
As a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and teacher, she has drawn on inspiration from many avenues to create the poems that she writes.
A qualified teacher, having studied at Kingston University, she now deals with classes of children as a sideline to her writing!
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Ritu Bhathal If I need to, I take a little time away. I read other peoples words. They always get my creative juices flowing. Or I take part in a writing challenge…moreIf I need to, I take a little time away. I read other peoples words. They always get my creative juices flowing. Or I take part in a writing challenge, write something totally apart from my work. IT allows my brain to have a refresh, and usually I can come back with more energy and oomph to write.(less)
Ritu Bhathal The ideas for my poetry book came from life in general. Each verse relates to some part of my life, and some time within it.
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Chai And A Chat #92 #ChaiAndAChat #CoronaDiaries Week 16

Well, hello all! I hope you are all well, and have your cuppa ready! Monday, and back to school for me! My class was up to 13 this week, with an addition to my ‘bubble’. We had great fun, writing letters to aliens! In my downtime, I spent hours and hours calling the parents of […]
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