Bless me bloggers for I have sinned! Whats worse than a lapsed catholic? A lapsed blogger.
So one of the things I've been doing since I've lapsed is think, properly, about what I want for the future, and read, I've been reading a book called "Whatever you think, think the opposite," (read it it's good, twenty minutes tops but you'll benefit), I've also been sober....no drink....not even a glass of wine with dinner! So the book talks about finding out what you want to do, it's not necessarily a good thing to have loads of ideas (that's me!)you just need to have one idea, and stick with it! the book also says you shouldn't hold on to your ideas, but freely give them away, if you give them away you'll have more ideas to replace the one you give away! So here goes!
Late night cafes! I'm not drinking, but I want to go out with my friends, I want to sit and nurse a cup of hot chocolate (or more truthfully a black coffee) and have a huge homemade brownie or baked cheesecake, or if it's a savory night but not an out to dinner night, then some eggs or an omelet! Imagine somewhere to go, not a bar or a restaurant, but like your favorite (daytime) coffee shop! I think it would be lovely, no drunky people hassling you, nothing messy, just sitting there chatting, or shock horror, playing boardgames! Listening to live music, (obviously quietly) OK, you are thinking now that I've lost the plot but I think it's a great idea, a cheap place to go (even for teenagers) sit, talk and consume chocolate!
Recently Goldenbeers wrote a post about a Dublin hotel which closed recently, with that hotel closed the "Coffee Dock", a place where you could go for a cup (of crap) coffee and slice of apple tart after closing time, the place I'm suggesting isn't like that, I wouldn't want a place where people arrived pissed off their heads (so it would probably have to close by say eleven).
So there's my idea, do with it what you will, I don't have the money to do it (all donations gratefully received) so I'm throwing it out to the commune/cult/whatever. If someone does it let me know, I'll be your best customer!