June 19, 2019

I hate supermarket shopping. And I loathe how much unnecessary plastic is generated from just one trip. So I'm ecstatic that Fetch'em from the Cupboard, in Ashtead, Surrey, provides a plastic-free experience that is hugely enjoyable.

June 27, 2018

Perfect for business co-working sessions, the Sedum Restaurant at Chessington Garden Centre, Surrey offers space, good WiFi and lots of food and drink options.

March 1, 2018

In which I pretend I am working but am really just looking out of the window and grinning: it's snowing!

February 19, 2018

It's not often I start a review of a Surrey venue by discussing the toilets but I think, in this case, it's only fair to warn you about the ones at Mike's Kitchen, in Carshalton. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with them: they are easily accessed from the cafe and...

January 19, 2018

I'm a big fan of shopping local and leaving the car behind, where possible, so Papo's Coffee, in Ashtead, Surrey, is a great little find for me. It's relatively new to the High Street, taking the place of Greenwise (which still has a branch in Fetcham).

Papo's isn't hu...

December 11, 2017

I spend several hours in mangobean Leatherhead recently. Space, funky decor and ego-boosting coffee cups: a perfect place to escape your house and get down to work.

December 4, 2017

Piggies in Cheam has made it on to The Freelancer's Guide to Getting Out of the House. Small and often busy it might be but it's definitely a useful place for a freelancer to know if they need to find somewhere to work.