Poldark Returns!!

Rena George Cornwall, Poldark 14 Comments

Just got back from holiday in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, so I’ve only just caught up with this … wait for it … the BBC is only planning a remake of POLDARK!! Readers of this blog will know how totally besotted I was with the old TV series, not to mention the gorgeous Robin Ellis, whose portrayal of the dashing, leather-booted Captain Ross Poldark, was epic. His book, Making Poldark: Memoir of a BBC/Masterpiece Theatre Actor. It’s an affectionate behind …

Poldark – More Memories

Rena George Poldark 8 Comments

 Crashing waves and Cornish pasties, pretty coves and clotted cream, quaint fishing villages and succulent seafood – any of these would be a good enough reason to visit Cornwall. But the county is so much more than that.  There’s a sadness about the bleak moors where men, women, and even children once toiled underground to make a meagre living in the old tin and copper mines. The stark images of the engine house chimneys are an ever-present reminder. I adore …

Poldark, and a diabetic cookbook

Rena George Poldark 8 Comments

  Remember the BBC’s fabulous Poldark series?  Maybe you’ve caught some of the recent re-runs on one of the Freeview channels? Or like me, perhaps you have the complete DVD set?  The lovely old house in the picture above is one of two chosen as Nampara, where Ross and Demelza lived. My heart still beats a little faster at the memory of the enigmatic Captain Ross Poldark, alias actor, Robin Ellis, riding out across the wild Cornish moors. But then …