Pillow Case, Customer Service and First Broad Beans

24 Jul

1   KJ and the children are coming again tomorrow to spend the last few days with P&V and I’ve been getting the bedding ready. I love this pillow case that was my Mum’s.

Cat in sneakers pillow case

2   We popped into Truro today and in one of my favourite shops there were these drinks available. What a lovely thing to do for your customers on a very hot day.

White Stuff customer service

3   We have harvested our first broad beans and they were delicious stir fried with pak choi.

First broad beans

Podded beans

Just look at the soft, comfortable lining for the beans – beautiful!

I had my 11,000th visitor today! Thank you all so much for reading, liking and following my blog and thank you very much for all the comments which I really appreciate very much.


Posted by on July 24, 2012 in Cornwall, family, Food, garden, growing, Truro


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18 responses to “Pillow Case, Customer Service and First Broad Beans

  1. dhphotosite

    July 25, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Love the pillow case…it’s just too amusing for words! Never had broad beans before but I like the cushy lining. I bet they are tasty! I think that is so considerate of folks to provide drinks for shoppers and also for pets. How nice is that!

    • dhphotosite

      July 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      And congrats on your stats!!!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      Check out the duvet cover on the lower bunk bed in today’s post, dozens of the cats wearing Converse All Stars! I love them too!
      Broad beans are my favourites, delicately flavoured and good steamed, perhaps lightly buttered of in a bechamel sauce – delicious!
      Providing water is, I agree, a lovely gesture. 🙂

  2. The Squishy Monster

    July 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Congrats on such great traffic! Also, I don’t think I’ve ever had broad beans before, so thank you for sharing those with us 😉

    Twitter @aSquishyMonster

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      I am tickled pink by the numbers! Thank you very much for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  3. Don

    July 25, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Those broad beans look absolutely wonderful.

    It’s those little touches like those drinks on the table that make me love England so much. Never forget how I felt when I saw for the first time pet bowls of water outside shops.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 25, 2012 at 11:56 am

      Lovely thoughtfulness isn’t it? We have a steep uphill walk from town up the lane and there’s a house that always has a bowl of water there for the dogs – and I’m sure they are very grateful! 🙂

  4. Flowerpot

    July 25, 2012 at 8:37 am

    oh i just love fresh broad beans. See you tomorrow Sally! xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 25, 2012 at 8:45 am

      They are my favourite vegetable! I’m glad you are better enough to be there tomorrow xx

  5. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    July 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    you are welcome – thank you for giving us something to relish

  6. Promenade Claire

    July 24, 2012 at 8:12 pm


  7. Choc Chip Uru

    July 24, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    What beautiful broad beans my friend 😀
    And have a wonderful time with the kids!

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 25, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      We will! It’s lovely that they are back so soon! 🙂

  8. niasunset

    July 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    These are all so beautiful… I loved them too dear Sally. Congratulations for your blog, I love to be here, Thank you dear, have a nice and enjoyable day tomorrow with your family, love, nia

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 25, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Thank you very much, Nia. We will have a lovely time. KJ and the children will be with until Sunday which is brilliant!
      Happy days to you too


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