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Writing and coffee

Alternative Realities

Are said to together like horse and carriage. Writers need stimulants and coffee makes an excellent stimulant. As does American Pistachio gelato.

Tonight, I took my daughter to her dance class. As we drove in we passed a new cafe, so instead of sitting in the dance studio I decided I would try to do some writing in this new establishment. You know, pretend to be a real author, writing in a cafe.

Imagine my surprise as I walked into Caramello and discovered that it was a gelato bar. A stylish one at that.

Picture a kid in a sweetshop, only aged 42 with a grade 1 buzz cut; squealing silently (well, beyond human hearing anyway, I’m sure dogs heard me). They have something like 20 different types. Oh. My. God. And they’re all made by Caramello.

£4 lighter, I had a large Americano and a single scoop of American…

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About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7.


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