“We shall never cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time”

TS Eliot

Note: Bird (noun/slang/Cornish colloquial ) A familiar term for a female friend or relation.

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Hi my name is Elizabeth Dale. I was born on a farm near Falmouth and I can trace my family tree in Cornwall back to 1550. All farmers and bakers and I am more than a little proud of that heritage.

me, my usual pose, staring into space, camera in hand.

After spending 9 years travelling, visiting more than 50 countries, I came home and realised that some of the best stories and most beautiful sunsets can be found right on my doorstep.

I am passionate about local heritage and preserving our cultural history.

I recently graduated with a First Class degree in Journalism and Creative Writing and I am now a freelance writer, producing articles for local and national magazines and websites.

If you have a story you want told or would just like to contact me, please drop me a line:


Or take a look at more of my professional writing HERE

I should just add that I am not a professional historian, all the research is my own and I have formed my own opinions and stories from it – nothing should be taken as 100% fact.

All content, both text and images, belongs to me and cannot be reproduced or copied without my consent.

16 thoughts on “About

  1. I look forward to reading – and learning – much more about the area I’ve made my home recently. Your blog is much more entertaining and informative than any number of Tourist tat websites 🙂

  2. I am so pleased to have come across your blog! I have visited Cornwall for some 30 years now as my father lives down there. I have recently rediscovered the wealth of stone circles and stone crosses in West Penwith and shall continue to try to find them all and photograph them. Thanks for such informative articles I shall look forward to seeing them pop into my in box in the future!

  3. Hello – I landed here after you liked a post on my site – it’s lovely to meet someone who appreciates their local landscape and history so deeply. Your blog has a lovely personal feel to it.

    1. Hello thank you very much for the follow and I am glad you like my blog, it is taking over my life a little but it does come from a life time of loving where I come from! 😃

  4. Great blog, makes me miss home, I traveled around Cornwall much as a chef and have some places for you to explore!! If you can get to the valley of Trenython Manor, they are nice you can ask for permission…In the valley a forgotton smugglers cave or perhaps the resting place for King Mark as the valley is called Lampetho (valley of the dead). Talland Bay has some great stories too and the wreck at Sharpnose Point 😉

  5. Hi, just to let you know that I’ve tagged you in the ‘Blue Skies Challenge’. I love your blog and just wanted to show my support, but won’t feel offended if you’d rather not take part as I know it does take time 🙂

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