Where I Write

Where I Write

[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?


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  • Jennifer says:

    I always write my blog posts from bed. I need near-silence for the writing, and some quiet background music for photo sessions and editing. I’m far more creative when I work sat upright against my pillows. However for uni work, I had to sit at a desk or table, no question. I can’t properly concentrate on revising or writing proper essays if I’m in a comfy surrounding. However, whether bed or desk – I always have a cup of something hot to hand!
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Jessie Lewis says:

    I usually write in bed as I find it really therapeutic, or if I have lots to get on with I sit at my kitchen table, surrounded by books and papers. I feel that sitting at a desk helps me to be more productive! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  • Rachel Carpenter says:

    I generally write at work, when I should be *ahem* working. I recently discovered that I’m the most productive when there’s a desktop computer in front of me. For whatever reason, I continuously fail to get work done if I’m on my laptop. I don’t know if its the touch pad in place of a mouse, or an Apple keyboard vs. windows.. Whatever it is, I should figure it out!

    I wish I could write in bed, but I honestly can’t even do it on the couch, let alone in my fluffy white comforter. If I’m even remotely cozy, I quickly doze off. ‘:D

  • Lucy says:

    Theres a new cafe in my local village that I keep meaning to go to – I think it’d be the perfect place to sit and write blogposts and essays, but usually I do that from my sofa or bed which sometimes isn’t the best!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Bonita Samuels says:

    I need to start going to the cafe to write, or a coffee shop because I feel like my creativity will flow. But right now I brainstorm at home or at work. I definitely need to be at a desk otherwise I get distracted. ha 🙂 – I love your blog.

  • Ellie says:

    Love this post. I prefer to write in my room as its where I harness my creativity but its so good that you can find a place to do that!


    Ellie xx

  • Erin says:

    Haha I love this post, so relatable! My bed is definitely my spot too. xx

    Erin | This Old Joy

  • Flora says:

    I’m definitely someone who needs to be sat upright at a desk to work really well… I can just about work on a laptop, but more for editing or scheduling things. For some reason, a ‘fixed’ working environment with a flat surface makes me really productive!

    I’d love to work in bed, but I have kind of strict self-imposed rules about what beds are for, and for me working is not one of those things! 😉 haha!



  • Becomingtashh says:

    You just gave me all of the cozy warm vibes! I am moving home soon (saving money for a house so I can have a comfy cosy reading/writing room), and we have to put the bed up in the corner of the room, which sounds SO trivial but I have visions of heaps of pillows and blankets in the corner, and so much writing getting done!

    x Tash / becomingtashh.com

  • Kimmy says:

    I do most of my blog writing at home…at my desk. Only because I like to have my stuff perfectly leveled. From time to time I will write in bed, however, my bed is rather small so it gets crowded. But your set up looks like heaven. I love it. I’ve never taken my laptop into a coffee place to blog. I may write up a few things in a journal, but never typed anything. I have started blogging during breaks at work. But it’s not the ideal space to try to be creative, so I prefer writing at home. But now I’m in the mood to head to a cute cafe and try out blogging there and getting a yummy drink. :3

  • Aimee Julia says:

    I usually write my blog posts from the sofa in our living room, sat by the window so I can nosy at the outside world whenever I want. A few feet away from the kitchen for snacking, and tea making. And with the telly or radio for background noise! I’d love to have an office, or corner with a desk that was all mine, but our house just isn’t big enough for that, so I make do! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • Emma Hart says:

    I’m definitely one for cosying up on my bed or on a comfy sofa to write. I always think it would be nice to have a desk but there’s no room in my flat for one. I might end up being more productive but I know it wouldn’t be as comfortable either. Durham sounds like the ideal place to work in a coffee shop though, one every couple of shops? That’s ideal!

  • Sian says:

    Coffee shops are totally my jam too. I treat visiting them as a treat to myself; whisking myself away to a cosy little nook with a pen, paper and laptop to just write, and write away. Last weekend I even sketched for an hour or so – something I’ve never done! I sit at a desk to work everyday, but nothing beats people watching in my favourite foodie spot! 🙂 x

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