Archive for the 'Cafés' Category

Object Writing

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

I have to say Richard H’s Object Writing group is fab. Last night seven of us gathered in the Arts Picture House cafe to write. Lots of great activities from word association games, reading and rewriting fairy stories and of course the traditional writing about an object. I really liked the activity where we told […]

A super Sunday

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

There is nothing as good as a lie-in especially if you’ve just worked a six day week. After such a sleepy start to the day you can’t really be expected to leave the house much before 2pm and several cups of hot strong tea. It was, I admit, a nice day when I finally left […]

Meeting up with old friends

Friday, June 17th, 2011

One of the nicest things about coming back to Sweden has been meeting up with old friends. Monday morning I met up with Karin and little Ted and we had a pleasant stroll around Slottsskogen and took in the children’s zoo halfway up one of the hills. Monday evening I met up with Moragh and […]

A walk to the Vatican

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

On the Piazza di Campo de Fiori there is a market. It’s quite a small market and not particularly cheap but it is actually quite nice with a spacious feel to it and not too crowded. Tim munched oranges and olives, Mum pears and I bought home a little bag of apples to eat in […]

A rainy end to September

Monday, September 27th, 2010

I have spent a very pleasant weekend passing the time in the various watering holes and cake shops of Cambridge. On Friday Claire, Thomas, John and I hot footed it to the Punter for one of their delectable £5 lunches. Saturday saw Debs, Fariha, Thomas and I in Patisserie Valerie and Sunday saw me there […]

A weekend in Shrewsbury and Ludlow

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Tim, Mum and me hired a car and drove up to Shrewsbury on Friday. We’ve found a great place that lets you hire a car for £55 from Friday to Monday which is perfect. On Saturday we drove to Attingham Park to have a look at the C18th Regency house that is undergoing a massive […]


Sunday, August 29th, 2010

I’m sipping tea in the Arts Picture House and enjoying their very free internet. Nothing like cafe living! It’s a very calm place and I’m sitting at the back surveying the people and wondering if I can write something fantastic for the next Free Inkers meeting next week. The cafe is like a huge film […]

Writing, painting and tea parties

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

After days of rain and no waterproof coat due to an unfortunate incident with someone who needed one and my bike panniers, the sun has finally come out for our writer’s group today. Our last meeting at CB2 was very successful in terms of people and amazing literature and today we’re going to try the […]

Tea at Pain et Cie and free audio guides at Musée De L’Ancien Eveché

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Last day in Grenoble. We went to buy supplies from the food hall Sainte-Claire Les Halles and the outside market. We decided such exertion deserved cake and some we went to Pain et Cie to share a Tarte Tatin and check out the wifi connection. The internet is quick and free and the cake was […]

Tea at the La Forêt Noire and a hard struggle up to the Bastille

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

On Friday afternoon K and I went into town and had tea and Black Forest gateau at a lovely little cafe La Forêt Noire opposite the tourist information. (Beware of the music on their website). It was a cozy little place and the staff were very friendly. Yesterday we walked up the hill to the […]