This morning on the way home from kindergarten my friend and I were discussing returning to the workforce. The company that I worked for up until six years ago has gone bust so there's no hope of returning to that job. We talked about teaching but I told her I didn't think I would want to open my own school. Then she suggested starting my own cafe!
In my ideas column on the left you'll see that I have an idea for a cafe. I love to bake. I really enjoy coffee mornings. I have pretty tea sets, cake plates and serving platters. I thought I could combine this love of cafe-style entertaining with English conversation. Actually I wouldn't teach, merely facilitate conversation over coffee and cake. Maybe share a recipe or demonstrate a technique.
This might be a good idea. What do you think? I'd probably charge a fixed rate much the same as a private English conversation lesson. I'd also want to make sure the guests didn't stay all day, so limit the time or actually have a fixed time period. All the preparation would be done in advance. It would be fun. Is anyone doing this kind of thing? What are the pros and cons?