Monthly Archives: August 2010

Dish du jour — 2010/08/18

Reader reaction has been swift and dramatic: “Where,” the readers ask, “are the pictures of French food?” Well, funny you should ask. Today we begin a new feature of Radio Free Daglan, “Dish du jour.” Each day’s photo will highlight … Continue reading

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Thunder over Daglan

There is nothing like a military jet thundering over your head, especially when you’re on a bicycle. Fortunately, we get a lot of that sort of thing. Because the Dordogne is relatively rural, the French air force regularly criss-crosses the … Continue reading

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Summer sun, storm clouds looming

What a gorgeous day! It started off a bit cool, so I wore a light jacket over my tee shirt as we drove into neighbouring Gourdon to buy a fridge. But then the day turned wonderful. Now to the fridge. … Continue reading

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Bang, bang — you’re married!

We had a wedding in the village of Daglan today, with two interesting touches. First, as we ate lunch on a terrace around 1 p.m., we saw a car driving around the village with what looked like two figures perched … Continue reading

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So, just how cute is Le Thé Vert?

Countless readers have asked: “So, just how cute is Le Thé Vert?” They are referring, of course, to the restaurant/tea salon on the edge of Daglan, on the banks of the bonny Céou River. And the answer is simple: “It’s … Continue reading

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Last night in the ‘sixties

In the late 1960s, I was the pop columnist for Canada’s largest newspaper, The (Toronto) Star. And last night we were able to relive some of my musical memories. Yes, the members of Caged, who performed at Le Thé Vert … Continue reading

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Tonight we’re gonna rock!

Our village’s tea salon/restaurant may seem like an unlikely locale for a rock mini-concert. But our friend Judith, who runs Le Thé Vert, is doing her best to add more spark to village life. This season she’s had several musical … Continue reading

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Here’s looking at you, kid

This afternoon’s little drama occurred just north of Daglan, as we were returning by bicycle from an informal lunch in St Cybranet. At the fenced-in enclosure where we often see a large group of small goats (adults and kids), one … Continue reading

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Three nice things

Our work. The cabinetmaker, Alex, did a wonderful job of custom-building a large oak china cabinet and a very large armoire, which is set into the fireplace in our bedroom. Now he is getting set to add more storage capacity to … Continue reading

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Food artist at work

Daglan has three places to eat: Le Thé Vert, the tea salon that serves up wonderful breakfasts, lunches and of course, teas; Le Bistroquet, which is newly opened as a bar/café with informal food; and Le Petit Paris, which is … Continue reading

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