today is world book day - if you register online, there are lots of offers and events for children – i am all for children reading more and spending less time on the computer – though i do see that even publishers have had to move into more interactive studies for children. but how lovely it is to read to a young child just before they go to sleep – it was robert’s highlight of the day, and now its all over – as soon as they reach 9 0r 10, they dont allow you that privilege.
my favourite places to have coffee are in bookshops that also serve you tea and cakes – what a perfect balance, to relax and spend time choosing and discovering new books. the idler academy not only sells book, lovely coffee and cakes, but offers a wide range of interesting courses from Latin to embroidery to life drawing!
the society club in soho, is another lovely place to stop by for tea and always has an everchanging exhibition.
Woolfson & Tay was recently recommended to me and looks a great place to stop by if you are in the bermondsey area.
in Cartagena, we stumbled upon a lovely bookshop and cafe, abaco – so if you manage to get to Cartagena Colombia, do try and stop by there.