We all have dreams don’t we? Those ideas/projects/goals which we think about when things are a bit rough or just have as a focus for the future. Sometimes though you have to take a brave step and think ‘right, I want to make that a reality.’ This is what myself and The Beard have been thinking about over the past few months and plotting how we could make a dream become a reality. The first dream was a bookshop and cafe, me with the books and The Beard (being a trained chef, have you seen some of my Instagram dinners?) being in charge of the food. Lately that dream has shifted a bit as down the road a building came up on the market that instantly made us both think ‘Bookish B&B or readers and writers retreat’. We are seeing it at 4.15pm today*…
It’s huge (7 beds), it needs a lot of work, it could just be a pipe dream but it isn’t millions of pounds so not a bonkers hair-brained scheme. It could also, if we managed it be amazing. Well, we think so – but we would. A retreat where people can come, read and write lots, work with the local museum and bookshop and be ferried to the seaside/woods/island in the welsh channel and just escape – with some corking grub on offer.
What we have been wondering is if people think it is a good idea and also what people’s thoughts are on it being a creative kickstarter/crowd funding project. Now I have no clue about crowd funding and kickstarting (I don’t even know which are the best sites) but I thought that some of you might. So I was wondering if you guys had any thoughts on the best potential places we could head to and any examples of some great projects that have been done through this. Oh and of course if you think our idea is a brilliant one or really, really silly.
All that said we are just going to assess it today and it might not be a viable property for what we have in mind, yet it might give us more of an idea of what we are looking for. Sometimes you have got to go and find out though haven’t you, and dare to dream a little bit or even a big bit. Let me know your thoughts and also let me know of any dreams or projects you have for the future!
*UPDATE – The Beard didn’t manage to get to the viewing so I am going back again with him on Thursday at 10am!