Monthly Archives: September 2010

Six years of separation

Years from now, we may look back on September 26, 2010 as the day of our official welcome to the village, the public acceptance of us as Daglanaises. The venue was the village’s salle des fetes, and the event was … Continue reading

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Cheese, please

Time is running out on Le Thé Vert for this season. Sadly, Daglan’s convivial tea room and restaurant closes at the end of September and will not open again until next spring. So, after my wife’s morning walk and my … Continue reading

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The Toronto-Paris-Daglan express

Talk about a whirlwind tour. Our friend Teri had some vacation days to use up, so she asked her friend Cynthia (headed from Toronto to Paris) if she’d like company. And just before jetting off to Paris, Teri contacted my … Continue reading

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France gets crackin’

On Sunday, you may have read about the sudden, severe shortage of eggs in France and wondered, “Hey, what’s up with that? I thought that France was a big agricultural producer and would have lots of eggs to go around!” … Continue reading

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A lesson in stress-reduction

Here in the little village of Daglan, stress levels tend to be pretty low. Oh sure, you can get wound up about the “service” provided by France Telecom, or wonder why some things take so long to happen. But generally, … Continue reading

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Flower power

It’s not all about good food and relaxing bike rides here in southwest France. (Although if you’re interested, you can read today’s Dish du jour, which follows.) Sometimes there’s serious work to do. Like, for example, pruning the flowers and … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 2010/09/17

Simple but substantial: That’s the essence of a typical menu du jour. Today our lunch was at Le Home, the hotel-with-restaurant that we favour in Belves, about 24 kilometres from Daglan, and we both chose the menu of the day. … Continue reading

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Swing, swing, everybody swing swing

Well, now we can say we’ve played golf in France. But we’re pretty sure that the once will be enough. My wife had never played golf, ever. I haven’t played in years and years. But there we were at about … Continue reading

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A whiff of danger in the autumn air

On our drive to lunch in Anglars-Juillac yesterday, we saw them. Three men, walking in separate fields, rifles held carefully in the crook of their arms. Easily identified by their orange hats and/or orange vests. In other words, it’s hunting … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 2010/09/12

In beautiful weather, Sunday is the perfect day for an excellent lunch in France. It’s a tradition, and who are we to break with tradition? So off we went to the tiny hamlet of Anglars-Juillac, and a perfect little resort … Continue reading

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