85 thoughts on “Portloe”

  1. I love looking back on the history of a place, and imagining how it would have looked. The smugglers was such a fun idea to think about. Portloe looks very beautiful.

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  2. Another lovely place! You and Adi go to the places with the most beautiful scenery. Liked the story that there were smuggler/fisherman in the area who smuggled French brandy in. Fish and brandy? Why not. By the way, you and Adi make a very handsome couple!

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    1. Aww thanks! That warms the cockles of my heart. It is strange to think of fishermen wanting to turn smugglers but maybe it means that smuggling gave them the extra dough to support their families. Such stories thrill me because they whisk me into Daphne du Maurier’s world 🙂 In Cornish country, you are spoilt for choice xx

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  3. Great blog ! This is the part of Cornwall I have not visited . Reading the blog and seeing the beautiful photos ,inspires me to do so and stay in one of those cottaged & go for the coastal walks 🙂

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  4. You look so gorgeous in the first picture!! The views are beautiful but you surely outshine them 🙂 And I love your picture with hubby, what a sweet couple!! I bet he loves your singing. Does he love food as much as you do?

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    1. Thank you Cheila. That is so lovely of you 🙂 He often records it quietly and plays it to me later to show me what he has gone through and then laughs like a maniac. He is a big foodie and more adventurous with meat (rare and all) than I am for sure. I like my dishes well cooked 😉 xx

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      1. Boy, you ancestors have been places, eh? From Bruges to Bengal is a journey alright. He must have hated the Hoogly! Yes Bengali sweets are delicious. Every time I visit Calcutta, my father drives me nuts if I do not try the ones he buys for me and he loves buying them.

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      2. It took them several generations from Flanders to Paris, to Chandernagor, to Calcutta, and other places.
        Your father is most certainly so happy to see you that he would do anything to please you. A few years ago, both our daughters were away, one in Africa the other in New York, and we did miss them. 🙂

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      3. Intriguing journey. The stories that lie in those few lines of yours. Someday would love to hear more about this journey. My father has always indulged me, I shall declare that proudly. My husband often shakes his head in amazement. I can imagine that it must be difficult for you with your daughters so far away. Actually I cannot imagine, my parents could. I do miss them too.

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      4. No, my daughters are here with us. They came back from their overseas… adventures. But today you can talk to and see your parents easily, Skype, Google +. Time difference allowing.

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      5. Well we did. One of my ancestors landed in Chandernagor around 1794. He died there in 1814. Never went back. I can only imagine his mother writing a letter to him, 2-3 months to arrive, 2-3 months to go back to France… a couple of exchanges a year… But then people wrote often, maybe once a week, a month without waiting for the answer… I still have a portrait of him. I wish one letter had been spared.


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