Well hello Monday!
Another week has flown by, in fact not flown it’s been at concord speed!
It’s Monday all over again and a fresh new week which means brand new opportunities. On reading an article by Marc and Angel at the weekend I came across a quote from one of their students which inspired me:
Every moment is a new opportunity. The next one is as fresh and full of promise as the thousand before that you missed, and is completely empty of any judgement whatsoever. Nothing is carried over that you take with you. You don’t have to pass a good-person exam before you enter, it is totally unconditional. It’s as if it is saying…’Okay so you missed me the last ten thousand moments, but look! Here I am again…and again…and again!’ And you are welcomed with open arms
So that’s how I’m beginning my week, treating every moment as a new occasion, a potential probability. I have been blessed to work from home recently, blogging has become pretty much a full time job for me so it’s key to mix up the working locations, it doesn’t always have to be at home.
When working in public places, there are a few things most people, in particular us bloggers need:
The most important:
- Decent wifi
- Sockets to charge our laptops after furiously typing away
- Good seating
A nice to have:
- An interesting menu
- Decent coffee to keep the creative juices flowing
- If you can get it, some nice views for inspiration
Luckily in Greenwich, O2 Wifi seems to be widely available which means you can log on from pretty much anywhere, but my Financial Crime background is going to have to make an appearance…please remember not to open any private information such as checking your bank account details as public wifi is where the hackers hang out. Ok lecture over. You’re welcome.
I need places to work which aid the spark of imagination so the location is important. Let me share with you my top blogging spots in Greenwich:
Tucked away in one of the most prettiest streets in Greenwich you will find Red Door. The foot-flow is notable as it feeds from impressive Greenwich Market round the corner. You suddenly feel like you are in the middle of the countryside and I have to admit it’s a pretty instagrammable area.
Add to this the owner who is friendly, has a wicked sense of humour and immediately makes you feel comfortable. Tea is served in vintage china and the mis-matched furniture bestows a relaxed and welcoming vibe.
They have their own wifi (tick!) with a strong connection (double tick!) and you literally can sit watching the world go by as creativity flows.
The best bit…I love that on leaving they say, “Thanks for coming!”
GALLERY CAFE BAR @ GREENWICH PICTURE HOUSE
As part of the Greenwich Picture House is Gallery, Cafe Bar.
It’s a quiet cafe, perfect if you just aren’t in the mood for background noise other than the soothing sound of coffee machines and milk frothers.
They have an extensive menu of food options should you fancy grabbing a quick bite and as it was afternoon, what better way to immerse myself into the blogosphere than with a glass of vino?!
THE GREEN CAFE
Opposite Greenwich Picture House you will find The Green Cafe.
Now I am going to go against my wifi requirement here for a second because they don’t have free wifi, instead they proudly request that you talk to each other! How awesome and actually a great reminder that we have our heads stuck in social media pretty much most of the time nowadays.
As I was visiting to a) have lunch and b) discover a new working location the wifi is of course important. O2 Wifi coverage unfortunately doesn’t seem to stretch that far however Netgear which is another public wifi connection, does work.
The cafe has an almost old-fashioned busy buzz about it, something I feel is lacking in a lot of places nowadays. The staff are extremely friendly, they express an interest in you and it’s a vibe that you kinda want to be a part of!
I notice that a lot of venues nowadays have limited menus which is great on the occasion you aren’t so hungry but here they have one hell of an extensive menu. It caters for everyone, I am talking various cakes, sandwiches, smoothies, virtually any choice of hot chocolate or latte you can think of, not to mention the added whipped cream and chocolate flakes!
Definitely an awesome discovery that ticks all the boxes!
THE OLD BREWERY
Sitting in the heart of the Old Royal Naval College, adjacent to the Cutty Sark and with views of the River Thames is The Old Brewery.
It’s a beautiful setting and although it’s a fantastic people watching spot it’s perfect for blogging and disappearing into your own thoughts. O2 Wifi works perfectly but one tip, charge up all media devices as you will most definitely want to sit outside (weather permitting of course).
This gorgeous pub is in a prime location with awesome views of the Cutty Sark ship (the world’s only surviving tea clipper), the Old Royal Naval College, a carousel and views of Canary Wharf. It’s also impossible not to smile whilst the carousel is injecting childhood memories with funfair music and a voice over boastfully announcing ‘This ride is for eeeeeveryone!” Really? I am actually chomping at the bit, can I get away with hopping on or do I need to find a child so I don’t look completely like I have lost it?!
Inside there are plenty of sockets to keep laptops full of juice, O2 Wifi again works perfectly and there are heaps of seating options but whilst the weather is so beautiful it would be criminal not to be outside. They have a great beer garden!
THE SAIL LOFT
This is pretty much on my doorstep so it’s a winner for location. It sits right on the River Thames providing panoramic views of the city, Canary Wharf and the O2 Arena. The sound of the waves and boats cruising past makes it my number one spot.
Of course O2 Wifi works, there is an abundance of sockets, awesome seating options (outdoor is lovely and extremely comfy), perfect you-couldn’t-ask-for-better-views and a great menu.
Do you have a favourite blogging spot or a great location where you like to work from home? Please do share, I would love to hear about them!
So hey you, yes you..I want to thank you for reading my post. Whether you’ve stuck around since the beginning of my journey or whether you’re new to my blog, thank you for reading and supporting. I genuinely appreciate it.