Garlic Crusher, Hugs and Catching Raindrops

02 Mar

1   On our way home the other day, we did some shopping. My favourite shopping is for kitchen gadgets (or for yarn or fabric!) I love the design of this garlic crusher which works by being rocked over the garlic clove. It is simply beautiful to look at – I don’t yet know how good it is at the job!  I’ll let you know.

Garlic crusher

Garlic crusher

2   In the same shop, I found the perfect present for a very good friend whose birthday was yesterday and to whose birthday meal we are going this evening. Hugs are just what she needs right now.

Beautiful present for a friend

Beautiful present for a friend

3   We have lots of Spring flowers here in Cornwall already but we are not through the wild, wet season just yet. There are flood warnings for the whole of the Cornish coastline tonight and tomorrow as big winds and big tides coincide yet again and I hope everyone keeps safe.  I do like catching raindrops on the flowers in the breaks between downfalls.

Raindrops on daffodil leaves

Raindrops on daffodil leaves. Zoom in on this one and look at the reflections in the biggest raindrop.

Daffodil opening in the rain

Daffodil opening in the rain

Daffodil with Rosemary

Daffodil with Rosemary


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8 responses to “Garlic Crusher, Hugs and Catching Raindrops

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    March 3, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    great photos today… two cute gadgets… and the bright yellow Daffodils… say Spring!…

  2. djdfr

    March 3, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Never saw that kind of garlic press before. Do let us know how practical it is.

  3. Karen

    March 3, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Those tea bag squeezers look great 🙂

  4. Hudson Howl

    March 2, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Sadly, I once was kitchen gadget hoarded once. But I got help……yet I want the ‘crusher’. Hmmm, wonder if I can justify it if I call it a art object.

    I blew up the drops right off, before you mentioned to do so. I think your in one of the drops -just no escaping the saggy weather.

    I know an understand the problems of late winter/march storms, an just how worrisome they can be to coastal communities on either side of the Atlantic. Yet they are fascinating to watch. It was the March storms I remember when I lived Halifax.

  5. Our Growing Paynes

    March 2, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I’m with you on the kitchen gadgets and yarn. 🙂 And what a cute tea bag squeezer idea! I don’t know how everyone is staying positive with all that rain. It’s been unbelievable.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 3, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Hello! I’ve just posted the recipe for the Chocolate Beetroot Cake for you and Olivia. It’s under Recipes – sweet. Hope you do try it – it is truly delicious! 🙂


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