If you look on the left hand side of this blog you'll find a list of Ideas that I have had over the years. Business ideas mainly, after all I do have a degree in marketing! I've been thinking about the Chatty Cafe again. I am often approached by mothers and people around the streets wanting to brush up their English. Of course I am happy to get together with the mums whose kids are in my son's class but at the same time I feel like I don't have enough time for my friends as it is without adding more to the pool.
The solution may be the Chatty Cafe. For those acquaintances who would like to get to know me better, who I would like to spend time with but who may not quite be in the friend category. I'd charge a nominal fee, perhaps 1000 yen (?) which would include a beverage and perhaps some homemade cake since I love to bake. It would be an open house for a couple of hours each week or fortnightly. I wouldn't take reservations, they could drop in if they felt like it. Does this sound cut-throat and materialistic? Sorry, but a stay-at-home mum needs her pocket money.
I think I'll make up some little postcards to hand out see if I get any nibbles.