[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]‘know how everyone has these beautiful desks and they sit there with a beautiful mug of tea or coffee and enjoy the pureness of their surroundings and the ideas just flow naturally into their beautiful brains? Yeah, me neither. I can’t even do uni work at my desk, let alone blog stuff, because it just feels wrong in my room + the million distractions that living in college brings.
I do, however, have a solution. Or rather, two solutions. The first of which is many of the coffee shops and tea rooms around Durham (literally one every other shop) and my bed. My glorious bed.
Cafés are great for writing in. Free wifi (most of the time), drinks that are far more exciting than a cup of microwaved tea that you forgot about then went back to, the possibility of a cosy armchair, and the constant buzz of people doing things that is generally quite inspiring. Not in a lame, arty way. In a kinda, ‘I like that girl’s bag let’s write about bags’ way. It’s just nice to go somewhere different and get your head down and do stuff.
That said, I’ll always have a special place in my heart for my bed. My big, fleece lined, double bed by the radiator and a massive window. Think comfort, warmth and all the natural light I could ever want. Unlimited, borderline-free tea, cosy duvets, blankets and pillows, easy access to my camera and extra photo taking sessions, and people around to hold things for me when two hands just isn’t enough. Nothing can really beat writing a blog post, rain hitting the window, all tucked up with a brew and the radio on quietly. It’s like being in a perfect little bubble of creative joy.
Where do you write? Where is your favourite places to be creative?0