Something like a pale pastel shade, neutral. That would be ideal. What I've got around me right now is white stipple. As it happens when I write my notes the background tends to be Macdonalds, Tesco Cafe or wherever I sit down with a pad. I've been working on some notes for a VIKING series article on a warrior poet that's seen a succession of public house, cafe and public house again (the 'Golden Fleece' on Capel Road, Manor Park E12). I shall probably finish it in the Tesco cafe at Barkingside on Friday after I've finished the weekly shop.
I've got the TV on at the moment with Neil Oliver on 'Coast' (Yesterday, channel 12) talking about cornish tin mining. I get used to distractions, what with screaming kids and people shouting etc. Blot them out until I make a pause, watch the programme again and back to writing this comment. I shall start another Hub-page this evening or finish the last ten or so pages of 'OUTCAST' (third in the 'RAVENFEAST' series of books about Ivar Ulfsson)... Watch this space.