If you’ve been popping in here a while, you’ll know of my fondness for cafes.
I’m not even sure I could pick a favourite any more, although I lean towards cheap and cheerful, with tea in mugs and plenty of egg butties. But I also love flowery china and teapots, home made cakes, table cloths, books, window seats and plants.
I love to sit in cafes on my own and work, or read, or just stare out of the window. And I love to sit for an hour or two with a friend, drinking tea and putting the world to rights.
There’s something calming about being in a cafe, don’t you think?
Looking back at the photographs I’ve taken in the last couple of weeks, they mostly seem to involve cafes.
Old favourites and new finds, I’m always pleased with a day that involves a cafe.
Of course, not every day can involve a cafe, and sometimes we like to recreate the cafe experience in our very own ‘Cafe at Home’.
We make a nice cup of tea, and some kind of treat or tasty lunch, and pretend we’re in a cafe, and work out how much money we’ve saved by being at home.
It’s not quite the same as being in a real cafe, but it does make me stop and appreciate the cheerful things about our home, rather than only noticing the things-to-be-done.
Do you have a favourite cafe? What’s it like? Do you ever have Cafe at Home?