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May 2nd, 2009, 03:15 PM
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May 2nd, 2009, 07:35 PM
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Thank you Ann - the scallops look so good.
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May 3rd, 2009, 02:57 AM
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my favourite too.

if you have cooking facilities, try to get them in the shell -they are much tastier then. DH used to bring them home when he'd been diving - opening and cooking them at 11pm is fun!

and don't forget the garlic.

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May 4th, 2009, 04:21 AM
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Does DH still dive ?

We will bring the Australian chardonnays.

We need to come to Redruth and Camborne in any case to visit my ancestors, both vertical and horizontal.

It is exactly one month to d-day - first stop Shanghai - second London - third Cornwall. Much to do and fine tune. Thanks again for the ongoing education that you provide.
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May 4th, 2009, 10:30 AM
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Hi Will,

I got halfway into a reply and pressed the wrong button - rats. so seeing the reference to horizontal ancestors, [LOL] I took the opportunity to look up the cornwall library local history resource, housed in Redruth:

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=3743

they have lots of very interesting stuff, including great photos of emigrating miners lined up on the station platform at Redruth, waiting for the trains that would take them round the world, including to Australia. apologies if you were already aware of this!

i like the idea of scallops and chardonnay. regretably DH no longer dives, having got fed up with plunging into the same muddy cold waters. [he did don his dry suit to clean out our pond last summer but I don't think that counts]. but we can still get scallops easily enough either for cooking at home or in restaurants.

when do you arrive in Cornwall?

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May 5th, 2009, 02:34 AM
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Thank you Ann for the historical tin mining link. You keep raising the bar! I am not sure whether any of our clan became miners - cant see our family name there. I know that in one generation there was a soldier and in another, a dancing master. I do know that one of the vertical ones, with exactly the same name as me (not a particularly common name) works for the gas company at Camborne. I hope to surprise him while I am there. I probably need to polish up on some Cornish phrases. The ancestors seemed to have sailed into Cornwall from afar. We arrive at Truro on 10 June and are looking forward to four days of your very best weather there before moving on to Sweden and thence Tuscany.
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May 5th, 2009, 02:42 PM
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I doubt it, Will, unless you want some VERY funny looks.

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you cetainly will, Will, if you start talking Cornish.

honestly, no-one, but no-one uses cornish except in cornish classes or if they are a Bard. dialect, and accent, now they're something else. it took me a good 5 years reliably to work out what our local butcher was saying to me.

I bet you've got some miners somewhere, or fishermen or farmers. some folks managed all three, but it was hard to survive down here without doing at least one of them.

Here's a local saying: "minin' scat, farmin' scat, fishin' scat, better go back to wreckin', then"

I've put in my order on your behalf of 4 days of good weather from june 10th. No promises, mind.

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May 6th, 2009, 02:54 AM
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Hi Ann

My namesake and your butcher may have a lot in common, according to my namesake's cousin in London.

I will do some fine tuning for the Cornwall portion of our trip during the next week and will report back here to get some further Cornish and Fodorite advice.

I will also learn some Cornish.

Now that I have my GPS device with UK and European mapping I will plug in the co-ordinates of where we will visit, from the Newlyn Slipway, The Tate, King Arthur's neighbourhood etc etc.

Dont be suprised if the Australian chardonnay arrives and particularly now that you have committed to good warm weather.
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May 6th, 2009, 02:06 PM
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sounds like a good plan, Will.

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May 11th, 2009, 04:51 PM
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I do hope your homes and Cornish gardens have survived the recent storms. It is usually our luck to experience poor weather when visiting the UK. Maybe probability is changing in our favour.
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May 13th, 2009, 11:22 AM
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hi good-will

the much -vaunted high winds forecast for the last few days never really materialised, and apart from some poor kids washed away in their car in torrential rain about 2 weeks ago, we have all survived more or less unscathed.

although it's pretty grim today, yesterday was just gorgeous, which goes to show you can never tell - the forecast was for the same weather we have today.

what I can say with some certainty, is that no two days are ever alike. fingers crossed for your trip!

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May 18th, 2009, 01:24 AM
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I have received an email from our host at Drym Farm listing the nearby culinary highlights of Cornwall. I think it is time for a new thread. We will be doing so much in four days that we will require considerable sustenance
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May 18th, 2009, 02:23 PM
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good idea, Will

perhaps you will come up with some places I don't know!

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May 19th, 2009, 02:00 AM
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Hi Ann
Refer : New Thread = Cornwall - Wine and Food trails
Just read your thread about coq au vin et alia - absolutely priceless. It would not surprise us if we were to find some of your chickens on the road to Drym Farm
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May 29th, 2009, 06:57 AM
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I know this is a bit late but if you find that you love the North Cornwall area then try out Delamere Bungalows. We've been there many times and really love it.

http://www.self-catering-cornwall.org.uk

Hope you enyoy your trip!
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May 29th, 2009, 01:31 PM
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We have underestimated the length of time required for Cornwall. This visit is for only four days. We have chosen Drym Farm near Camborne and The Long Cross Hotel near Port Isaac each for two days with car to explore. Next time we will stay for considerably longer and self-catering will then become attractive. Location looks good. Thank you Eddie
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