Monthly Archives: September 2010

A dog, a man, and a melon

This is a story about a dog named Hubert, a kindly woman, and a nice man. Yesterday my wife (the kindly woman in this story) was out for her morning walk, and stopped to talk with our friend Judith at … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 2010/09/11

Reader response is the lifeblood of blogging. (Well, one of them anyway.) So when a loyal reader suggested that it might be time for the somewhat famous Chudy Diet — a green salad plus white wine for lunch, and that’s … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 2010/09/10

Today we headed off to the town of Bergerac, about 60 kilometres west of Daglan, to meet a friend for lunch and to discuss business opportunities in and around the Dordogne. For much of the way, it’s a beautiful drive, … Continue reading

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The southern approach

So you’ve spent some time in St Pompon, and one day you decide to drive north. After a little more than five kilometres, you realize you are about to enter a village called Daglan. And you wonder, “Gee, what will … Continue reading

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The birthday lunch

It was drizzly this morning as Birthday Girl and I headed up to Sarlat for some last-minute shopping, which included the essential items of white wine and a lovely silver bracelet. Then it was back to Daglan for our lunch … Continue reading

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A road trip with the pussers

They made it across the Atlantic without incident, spent a night in Paris without incident, endured a four-hour train trip without incident, and then breezed through a two-hour drive from Brive to Dalgan. However, this afternoon’s 22-km drive to our … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 2010/09/05

Daglan’s weekly Sunday market was a great place to buy the final items for today’s simple picnic, so by 12:30 we were off in the car. We headed south and east, through Bouzic, past the tiny hamlet of Gaumier, and … Continue reading

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Four kisses and a wedding

We had another wedding today in Daglan, in the church near our home, which was quite different in tone from the wedding that I covered in my blog “Bang, bang — you’re married!” of August 14. Without in any way … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 2010/09/03

We got off to a slow (but nice) start today, and the morning drifted by with a few errands accomplished, a few emails sent, a few phone calls made. Nothing was pressing us, so we thought: “Let’s have lunch in … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 2010/09/01

Small dishes of food, like tapas, are not only appealing, but deceiving. You think you’re eating a light meal, but in fact by the end of it you’ve packed away 3,950 calories. That was pretty much the story for me … Continue reading

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