Coffee, coffee, coffee. I think I amy be drinking too much of it at the moment, but god it is a lovely way to start the day sitting at your local/favourite cafe. I love the relaxed nature of sitting in a place, feeling very comfortable, music gently in the background. It's calming and believe me, on most weekends I need something to make me feel calm. Calm is good! Having recently moved to Sandringham, I am now blessed with a good range of cafes within walking/driving distance. A 5 min drive gives me all of Kingsland/Morningside to play in and if it is a good day, this is only around 20 mins walk away. My favourite places are currently Cafe Crave in Morningside and Voila in Sandringham proper. Both have a great combination of atmosphere, good coffee and lovely food.
In me, is an unfulfilled desire to be a cafe owner. I love the people interaction and the concept of giving people a good cafe experience. Having never worked in a cafe, I of course have a somewhat rose tinted view on what the realities of what this world is like. I have not recently stood on my feet all day on a concrete floor, made 150 coffees, or listen to someone complain about the food they received because it was not how they "liked" it. This and being 41 and not all that risk orientated means I am unlikely to fulfill this dream though! Also, there are no shortage of people who are willing to tell me what a bad idea it would be to do it.
Anyway, all that aside, as I sit here this Sunday morning at Cafe Crave, having already had a coffee and croissant at Voila, I feel pretty relaxed about this morning. I am going to kick back, listen to some music and generally relax. I declare today about me!