Golly Gosh Cafe

tea shop and sanctuary

Category: Alice

conversations

I have introduced myself. You have introduced yourself. This is a very good conversation. ~ Katsumoto, The Last Samurai They were two silver-haired ladies, still stylish and still a little mischievous. Kate and Lizzie could no longer be described as young but that didn’t matter, at least not to them.  It neither hindered nor worried […]

surprises

You can’t remake the world Without remaking yourself. Each new era begins within. ~ Ben Okri Sally and Alice had colluded in the birthday surprise, inviting Golly Gosh regulars on behalf of the shopping girls who now waited, giggly and excited and a little nervous; their friend’s special birthday.  A birthday that, ten years ago, […]

dancing

“Lermontov: Why do you want to dance? Vicky: Why do you want to live? Lermontov: Well, I don’t know exactly why, but… I must. Vicky: That’s my answer too.” The girl with the sensible shoes was the first to arrive; an agent on a secret and important mission.  The only thing missing was a disguise.  The […]

presence

Lift up your heart to him during your meals and in company; the least little remembrance will always be the most pleasing to him. One need not cry out very loudly; he is nearer to us than we think. ~ Brother Lawrence It was the end of the day and they took their time leaving.  But […]

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 […]

a new day

As the girl pulled back the shutters and opened the windows, the cool air spread throughout the room. The sun would arrive later. She’d been given the task of opening up this morning and she sang softly to herself wondering what the day would bring. It seemed so cliched and she smiled; happy to be […]