Hong Kong

What a tart

This post is for Alex, Anna, Ann and Paloma.

Look what my big brother gave me today. It was delicious. Warm custard and perfect crispy flaky melt in the mouth pastry. It could easily have been Portuguese. I thought of you all as I ate it and how glad I was that you have accompanied me on my journey and how grateful I am for all your blog comment postings here. It’s kept me connected to home, rooted when at times I have felt more than a little adrift.

So thank you, and let’s share tarts together again very soon.

By backstagestives

Looking for my long lost family in Hong Kong
And previously....
Fell in love with coastal living 5 years ago. And moved to stunning St Ives. A place to create and grow and flourish. Got me a home and a job. And never looked back. Everyone talks and writes about the famous dead people of St Ives. Virginia and Alfred and Ben and Barbara and Peter and Wilhelmina. Well I thought I’d introduce you to some very nice folk, and they’re all very much alive and make St Ives a much the better town for it.

4 replies on “What a tart”

Wow you look amazing, and the tart looks pretty good too. Here’s to sharing another one very soon. I’m away until 6 March so special catch up that week. Hugs and more hugs. xxx


Oh, it looks delicious – and You look fabulous! It looks like your brother already knows how to make you happy!
You have been, and still are, on such an amazing journey, I feel very privileged to take part in it. This must be a bittersweet time for you, filled with the happiness of being with your brothers and sisters and their children and grandchildren, but also with the sadness of having to say goodbye. Your life and their lives have been changed and enriched for ever because you had the courage to go to a faraway place, accept all the ups and downs, even the risk of not finding anyone or of being rejected. I think your brother was right when he said that your beautiful, strong and courageous mother had sent you, their beautiful, strong and courageous sister, to them.
I can’t wait to give you a big hug when you come back, we are all so much looking forward to all the St Ives sisters being reunited and to hearing all your stories!
Enjoy and make the most of your last few days and start planning your next visit!
All my love ❤️❤️❤️


Wow you look so radiant and the custard tart delicious. Enjoy your last few days of this amazing life changing trip and I can feel that button being quickly being pressed and a watts app arriving alerting us that you’ve booked your ticket back to Hong Kong. We our so happy to share you but your St Ives sisters our getting very excited to see you and hear all your amazing stories. Sweet dreams and big hugs 💕💕💕💕


Haha, what a tart indeed. You look stunning, as does that tart. Yes please let’s eat several together soon. Number Ten is almost finished now so hopefully, I can show you what I’ve done and we can indulge ourselves there before it is let out. Sending love Axx


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