I get more writing done in winter, because there’s not the pull of nature: swimming, walks in the sun by the sea and all that. It’s always been a problem for me, the pull of the outside versus the obsession to work on my writing.
Our local coffee shop/wine bar/restaurant, the Pavilion in Coogee, caters for just about all demographics: trendies (evenings), mothers and babies (mornings), couples, oldies like me, and kids on weekends and during the holidays.
It’s the coldest it’s been this winter, 2016, with a low of about fourteen degrees in the daytime and the rain and wind factor making it feel worse.
Someone asked me what there is to do in Sydney in winter. See my post on this at Things to Do in Sydney.
Many health food cafes and restaurants are now opening up in Coogee and surrounding suburbs, such as Bondi.
This is a very positive sign for me, as it means that our environment is changing and responding to peoples’ expressed needs and wishes to be healthier. This year, 2017, I have noticed a big push for healthy foods in Sydney restaurants.
Do you have a favourite coffee shop near you? I have several that I like to frequent with friends. This one is the closest to my place. Tell me about your writing habits. Here’s another photo of mine.