Monthly Archives: August 2010

Daglan’s big day — Part I

We’re in the midst of it now: the fête. Last night we did our best to tune it out, as we were still a bit shell-shocked from Friday night’s music, dancing, and cheap rosé wine. So we hunkered down in … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 2010/08/22

There’s a beautiful village called Trémolat about an hour’s drive from Daglan, with a very good restaurant called Le Bistrot d’en face. The “d’en face” part of the name means that it’s across from something, and that something happens to … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 2010/08/21

Today we took a beautiful drive out the new “ring road” from Sarlat — a great way to beat Sarlat’s traffic jams — and ate at Le Font de Gomme in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac (an unusual, historic town, site of the … Continue reading

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Why “Radio Free Daglan”?

Many readers have asked about the name of this blog. (Okay, no one actually has. But they might. Work with me here.) The answer is simple: I don’t know, it just sounds kind of neat. Like “Radio Free Europe,” or … Continue reading

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What’s with “Daglan”?

Glad you asked. It means “beautiful valley” in Celtic (no, not the Boston Celtics, the other ones, who used to wander around Europe, exploring and dressing up like Vikings). And guess what? Our village is in a valley. A very … Continue reading

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Gonna wait ’til the midnight hour…

…Okay, it’s past midnight. The bumper cars are still bumping in the square (40 seconds from our front steps), and the concert is still rocking. We’ve danced until we can’t dance no more (I think there’s a song there), and … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 2010/08/20

Today’s dish du jour isn’t actually a dish, but more of a deal du jour. And a wonderful deal it was. We’ve just made one of our best “value” discoveries in the area. For lunch, we headed to a restaurant … Continue reading

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Feeling hot, hot, hot

Suddenly it’s the real deal: summer is here. Beautiful rich blue sky, with fluffy clouds, and lots of heat. Temperatures this afternoon have climbed into the low 30s (celsius). That’s toasty but not oppressive, because the humidity is low. And … Continue reading

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Ready, set, chaos!

The stranglehold is tightening on the village of Daglan. Yesterday morning I tried to drive up our little street into the main village square and immediately saw the barriers and tape, blocking off the square. And there to my left … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 2010/08/19

It was meant to be a simple meal, and it was. It just wasn’t simple getting there. We started off this morning on our bikes from the village, crossing the River Céou via Le Pont Neuf (no, silly, not the … Continue reading

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