Golly Gosh Cafe

tea shop and sanctuary

Category: Beth

restoring

“I have to be alone very often.  I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment.  That’s how I refuel.” ~ Audrey Hepburn She’d joined in. This was a significant step, a sign perhaps. She knew what to look for and this afternoon’s contribution to a brief […]

sharing

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. ~ Mother Theresa It was a stunning day and she was glad she’d made the effort to get out of the cottage and take the […]

observing

Hope she’s ok. The woman in the corner I mean. Sally said she always sits in the same seat; orders a cup Earl Grey tea. Nothing to eat, just Earl Grey. She can sit for hours. Quiet and invisible. Sometimes she reads or writes or just stares at the door as if she’s half expecting […]

bags and laughter and sore feet

And so the colourful people arrived. Regulars. A group of young women in their early twenties wearing brightly coloured dresses on this gloriously sunny day.  In unison they pushed their sunglasses off their faces as they entered the tearoom, adjusting to the change in light, and headed for their usual table. The random shopping bags […]

refuge

This place had been a godsend and a refuge when hope seemed a long way off. The thought of a tea shop having the power to heal made her smile; the first time in a while. Therapeutic. She’d come to enjoy its cosy intimacy and laid back attitude. No questions. No rush. Acceptance amongst strangers. […]