Coffee

I am finding I have an increasing need for coffee to see me through to the end of the school year!  Coffee became an event over and above a quick drink a good few years ago, precious daily down time!  The coffee is obviously important, the cake possibly more so!  Whether or not I share that time with someone else changes day to day but the surroundings have always been key to how special the moment is and continue to inspire me in my designing.  

I was flicking through some photos over the weekend and was surprised just how many I have taken during my daily break.

Amelie and I have had to do a lot of this this year.  We have spent a lot of time waiting around for the other two while they are activities.  The result is lots of special Amelie time, card games over drinks and Amelie learning how to make a cappuccino behind the bar.

Amelie and I have had to do a lot of this this year.  We have spent a lot of time waiting around for the other two while they are activities.  The result is lots of special Amelie time, card games over drinks and Amelie learning how to make a cappuccino behind the bar.

This is at the Eden Project - I love just how natural it looks.  Economical and environmental.  But they have the best cakes and lovely mugs of coffee!

This is at the Eden Project - I love just how natural it looks.  Economical and environmental.  But they have the best cakes and lovely mugs of coffee!

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This is our favourite place for breakfast where you get given beautiful books and sheets to colour as you wait.

This is our favourite place for breakfast where you get given beautiful books and sheets to colour as you wait.

Last summer holidays the kids and I got in the habit of playing banana-grams over breakfast. Inevitably I ended up playing 4 tables.  My drink here looks like swamp juice - not far wrong!  I prefer Macha green tea first thing in the morning.

Last summer holidays the kids and I got in the habit of playing banana-grams over breakfast. Inevitably I ended up playing 4 tables.  My drink here looks like swamp juice - not far wrong!  I prefer Macha green tea first thing in the morning.

This was a special 'grown up' mummy and daughter moment with way way too much chocolate!

This was a special 'grown up' mummy and daughter moment with way way too much chocolate!