I am writing this post from the curious little cave that is the Scooter Caffe on Lower Marsh. Have to say, it makes a nice change from the quietness of my own home where I normally write. It also helps that I am sipping the most luxuriously thick hot chocolate whilst peeking around at the hodge-podge decor of film posters, lanterns, neon green signs and of course, the scooter that's displayed in the window. Hidden at the back of the caffe is a cosy corner by a stack of old books and board games and from the speakers I can hear jaunty Mexican-style music which might be followed by some laid back Joni Mitchell-esque numbers or an upbeat French ditty! You never know what sounds will be piping out next. The menu is simple - hot beverages, pastries or even a Tunnock's teacake. You can also bring your own lunch and maybe make your way down the rickety staircase into the caffe's other little cave below. The Scooter Caffe is one of my favourite places on Lower Marsh and is a perfect little lunchtime retreat from the office. I've also realised that being surrounded by the sights, sounds and aromas of a different environment can only inspire and influence your writing.
Do you have any interesting places where you like to write?