The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

If I Could Choose …

… any place in the world in which to live, I would choose this tiny harbour town on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall. Port Isaac is its name, or Porthysek in the Cornish tongue.
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This quaint school house would be my home.
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My windows would look out on this magnificent view.
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I’d spend my days dreaming up tales of  Merlin and mermaids  … and … well, you know me enough by now to know that any story I choose to tell will have a strong dose of fantasy weaving its way through it.
The melancholic cry of the gulls would be my music.
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And the haunting call of the sea would lull me to sleep.
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On stormy days I’d sit with the fishermen and listen to them talk about the mighty ocean; of furious tempests and killer waves.
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I would eat a mountain’s worth of Cornish ice-creams.
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And take my walk through narrow, hilly streets.
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Yes, if I could choose any place in the world to live, today I would choose this.
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And tomorrow? Ah, I cannot tell you. Because tomorrow is a story for another day.
Location: Port Isaac, Cornwall, July 2012


  1. I felt like I just stepped into another life for a fleeting moment. That was absolutely enchanting, Loree.

  2. I would love to live there too ! Cornwall must be so beautiful from all what I have seen of it so far !

  3. Dear Loree - this is absolutely a beautiful spot. I certainly would agree that it makes a lovely home. The green hills are so breathtaking. Thanks for sharing. Also I am with you on eating that ice cream - I certainly would need a serving everyday :)

  4. haha! how true. i think this place looks magical, but i couldn't help wondering how cold and dark the winters must be...

  5. Looks like a nice place to retire to.

  6. I would choose this place too! It's like in a story of years pass, and the location by the sea couldn't be any better. Just magnificent!

  7. there is no coincidence that this is merlin's landscape - there is something very magical and mysterious about this corner of the world and you have captured its essence perfectly.

  8. What a charming place to live or visit. I love the green hills!

  9. What a gorgeous little place. Your photos have such a sense of magic to them xx

  10. Beautiful photos as always, Loree. It certainly is a lovely place to dream! I hope your parents have a wonderful time in Paris!
    xoxo, B


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