Thursday, 21 August 2008

The Garlic Festival

We had a busy couple of days at this year's Garlic Festival, here on the Isle of Wight. This show is always popular and despite the forecast, we escaped the rain and plenty of people came along. We were trying our new blend of coffee, which we are really pleased with - and judging by the comments, so were our customers. 
We would also like to say that a shot of espresso goes extremely well on a serving of the delicious award- winning Minghella vanilla ice cream - a great combination!

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

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Dr Bean has been on holiday to Cornwall. St Ives is the perfect mix of surf (for those who surf), shops (for those who shop), restaurants (for those who do lunch) and galleries (well, you get the idea. . ). We also sampled plenty of coffee (obviously).
All in all, there is something for everyone in the Dr Bean's Family, although there wasn't quite as much sun as usual.
Top purchases of the week were a functioning typewriter (brother deluxe 800) from a charity shop and a cup and saucer by ceramic artist Karen Shapley from Porthminster Gallery. 

Friday, 8 August 2008

Cowes Week

It's been an interesting week weather-wise here in Cowes - a few drizzly mornings but turning hot in the afternoon. The wind has been variable too. Beth and Larry have done a great job running the Dr Bean's van at egypt point (between Cowes and Gurnard), serving very good coffee.