Poldark Rides Again

Rena George Cornwall, Poldark 2 Comments

The New Poldark Here he is,  (check out the story)  Aidan Turner  And just when I was thinking Richard Armitage had it in the bag … interesting! All I know about Aidan is that he’s a 30-year-old Irish actor who has appeared in  The Hobbit Trilogy and Being Human. I don’t know him and and have never seen any of his TV series, so I have an open mind. Well I haven’t, actually, because I’ll be struggling to get my …

Poldark for Valentine’s Day

Rena George Cornwall, Poldark 7 Comments

I’m celebrating Valentine’s Day by posting once again about my most favourite romantic hero, the darkly brooding Ross Poldark (as played by the wonderful Robin Ellis, of course.) The glorious old Cornish manor house in the featured image at the top of this post is the property that became Ross’s Nampara in the BBC series. I was so smitten by it that it was my template for the St Neot family’s Penmere, in Danger at Mellin Cove. It also features …

Poldark Day

Rena George Poldark 4 Comments

Poldark Day Here I am again, steeped in the romance of tall ships, bleak moors, rugged cliffs and picturesque fishing villages. CORNWALL!   This post is in celebration of one of the BBC’s best loved romantic sagas  – Poldark!    The picture above features members of the Poldark Appreciation Society in Cornwall with the late, great Winston Graham, who wrote the Poldark Novels. Read All About It I’m just dropping by to tell you that fans of the drama will …

The Monks’ Story

Rena George Other Stuff, Poldark 10 Comments

I thought I would introduce you to my lovely monks this week. I found them in a country auction in North Yorkshire and they reminded me so much of the wicked friars in Daphne du Maurier’s The House on the Strand that I knew I had to have them. The monks were under a table, in a box lot of ceramics. Sadly all did not go according to plan at the auction, and the bids went higher that I expected, …

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 …