The Art of Tea in Didsbury village is my sort of place. I
spent a pleasant afternoon there recently as I took a day’s leave. What does a
writer do on a day’s leave? Sit and write of course. Busman’s holiday or what?
The holiday bit, I guess is the sitting in a café and
enjoying some expertly brewed camomile tea and a rum slice and people-watching
at the same time as writing. Certainly, being out and about and amongst other
people helps to combat the feeling of isolation. Is that why we writers enjoy
working in cafés so much?