Meeting Alastair in Polruan

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  1. I am definitely a glutton for fish and chips ?
    I also agree that meeting others on your trip is a lot of fun. Whether they be locals or fellow travellers, making that connection and chatting with someone new in somewhere new is always fun ?

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  2. Meeting other people on a trip is one of my favorite things about traveling. We always seem to meet the most interesting people, that give us such great insights on life in other places, or what their experiences are traveling. I find that many people I meet while traveling are so like-minded with us, and it is wonderful to share time and stories with them.

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  3. So you made a new friend. Should I be jealous??! Anyway, lovely place, lovely photos, lovely food. You look gorgeous, I love your tee and you have amazing cheekbones!! Love ya!! xx

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  4. Encounters like these stay with you your whole life, isn’t it? 🙂 Memories of a place might fade over the decades but you always remember that one kind and chatty stranger whom you met on your trip there! Loved the post and relate to it so much. Also, I am awed that you still find time and will to write long posts everyday WHILE on a holiday. Wow! True dedication, I say! 😀 xx

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    1. Believe me, after all the sun and walking, I feel like a squeezed out cloth by the end of the evening. So, I am going easy on myself. Those encounters are what make any trip even better. Sudden stories popping into your life and you do not even expect them 🙂 xx

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      1. Ha ha. I am pretending this is real for now. My advise to my husband is to make us a home even in a cave somewhere on the Cornish coast. I will live with bats and whatever dark creatures live in those dark, slimy caverns for the love of the Cornish country *if there is a god, let him listen

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      2. Ha ha! We will pray that your wish magically comes true very soon and you live not in a slimy cave but in a cute, little cottage by the water, where you can sit for hours in solitude, listening to the waves and penning down your thoughts ❤ I have visited Cornwall three years ago, back when we lived in the UK and indeed it is out of the world (literally feels like that!) Enjoy hun and glad that you have had such a wonderful time!

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  5. The first part of your post really makes me want fish and chips. I haven’t found the right kind in Japan, so I can only get it when I go back to Canada. The rest of your post makes me want to visit England and all these cute countryside towns that you seem to keep discovering.

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    1. You would love it Jen. Some of them are so quiet and remote and then to balance it out in the middle of it all are these bustling little villages that I shall post about too. And of course then to get away from the Brit’s great love for fish & chips is impossible. I am living in a dream for the next few days and I am sending you fishy hugs 😉 x

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      1. We stayed in St. Ives. I know we did lots of day trips but I was less than 10 years old so I don’t remember too much about the villages except that they were pretty. My main concern was wanting to get back to the beach and play in the sand!

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  6. I officially LOVE Alistair. For Alistair epitomises what life should be … not waiting for the treadmill to end but just getting on and doing what your heart craves (so long as it is legal and harmless, that is) xx

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    1. I wish we could meet him again for that pint and I would convey your noble feelings to him. As I doubt he is the kind who would stumble upon this on the great virtual world and feel chuffed 🙂 Legal and harmless are key words here 😉 How is the Sunday coming along? xx

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  7. Ah, and so we discover the origins of your blog’s lovely header photo! 🙂 A wonderful story and that place really does look inviting… in a familiar way, like it stepped out of a book I read as a child. Love the stares of the sheep and cow, too!!!

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    1. You are canny. 🙂 Thank you for dropping in. The sheep and the cow remain my favourite creatures from the countryside in England. xx

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    1. Hi Alison, how have you been? Thank you for stopping by this link. It is difficult not to fall under Cornwall’s charm. You must have great memories from your time there.

      Alastair remains one of my favourite memories. The people you meet can add such meat to your travels. Thanks for reading and commenting! 🙂 xx

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    1. Hello there, thank you for dropping by and reading my rambles about the Cornish countryside. It is interesting to read about the fact that your husband can trace his ancestry to this beautiful part of England. I think you would love it what with history to call upon there. Which part of Cornwall does his family belong to?

      I think the piskies and the pasties shall make it good if you do visit. 🙂

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      1. I have not been to Lanyon and indeed this is the first I have heard of it. Just goes to tell you that it takes a lifetime to know a place like Cornwall inside out. I have been to Penzance several times and always thought of the Pirates of the Penzance (it is so easy to think in cliches)…I wonder what the story would have been that led your husband’s family to migrate as early as the 17th century. History is enticing.

        Amen to the last thought.

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  8. Very fun post about a beautiful place and an entertaining encounter. Lots of little chuckles to be had while reading, and it reminds me of the fun of traveling and meeting “strangers” who become friends for a short while.

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