It has come to my attention that if you find yourself lucky enough to be shortlisted for a blog award you really ought to make the effort to justify why you are on the shortlist in amongst some far more worthy candidates.
I am up for a TRAVEL award. Which suggests that I travel. Which at the moment, I don’t or rather I can’t. Being a single parent makes it difficult to get away – especially when your children are working towards some very important exams.
In the meantime, my brother came up with a suggestion for an interesting post – to ask you to share your experiences here so that when I can finally get away I will have a lovely long list of places to visit. I don’t want it to be complicated though. At this stage I’d rather have something that is subjective and personal.
So I’m starting with coffee. Because coffee is a favourite drink all over the world and whether you are drinking it whilst sitting in a piazza or lying on a beach or on a ski slope or camping, or trekking in Chiang Mai (like my son) many of us have specific memories of where we were and why it was so good. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive, or even the most delicious – it just has to be the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had or your favourite Barista…..for whatever reason:-
I’m going to cheat and start off with two.
A cappuccino at The Wolseley bought for me by my daughter last year for Mother’s Day:-
and then a cappuccino at the Pembroke Lodge cafe in Richmond Park with my girlfriends:-
Obviously you don’t have to include a photo of the actual coffee or even the place but it would be great if you did. Love to hear about your favourite coffee please….
Updated photo from this morning in a lovely cafe in Putney called Artisan which has delicious coffee and this fabulous sign:-
So far we have:
The Wolseley – London
Pembroke Lodge – Richmond Park
Loco Cafe – Melbourne
Zaza Cafe – Toronto
The Tantivy – Dulverton
Eleanor’s Byre – Embleton
Louvre – Paris (cheating? Hot chocolate…but still – Paris needed a mention)
Restinga Beach Bar – Alvor, Portugal
Rhythm Cafe, Mairangi bay North Shore NZ
Club Nautica – Menorca
Los Buccaneros – Menorca
Lange Erlen Restaurant, Basel, Switzerland.
3fe – Dublin
Here is one my friend from Melbourne emailed in from Loco, Elsternwick, Melbourne – literally a work of art:-
Family Affairs “Where In The World” update
I’d love to hear from you in the comments section, but I’d also ABSOLUTELY LOVE to see a photo and read a few words here about your choice so that then I can add your photo to the very posh slideshow my lovely web man Andy has put together for me at the bottom (if I can work out how to do it!):-
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