Monthly Archives: October 2010

A subdued Halloween

Halloween in France is clearly not the event it’s become in North America. So far, at almost 7:20 p.m., we have had a grand total of three (3) (trois) trick-or-treaters. We haven’t spottted any jack-o-lanterns in the village, and in … Continue reading

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Fashion file: This season’s colours

I’m sure you’re wondering about the “right” colours for the fall season, and what’s the latest from southwest France. Well, darlings, the answer is simple: yellow, brown, and the odd touch of orange. Actually, those are pretty much the colours … Continue reading

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Committing to fitness

It is time to re-group, sharpen the focus, and commit to fitness. Tomorrow morning, we are scheduled for a double program of aqua fitness that I am sure will burn as many as 27 calories. With this in mind, I … Continue reading

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Yet another cheese

You’re familiar with the cheese course, typically served before dessert, or instead of dessert. But there is a type of cheese that’s often served in France as a dessert, and it’s a very nice, light treat. It’s called fromage blanc … Continue reading

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High above Daglan

My wife’s morning walks usually take her to Le Peyruzel,  on top of a hill above our village of Daglan. It’s a collection of a few homes and farms, plus a chateau, so it qualifies simply as a hamlet (French: … Continue reading

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Duck two ways

If you haven’t figured it out yet, duck is big in these parts. I have no statistics proving that duck is the most-consumed meat in southwest France, but I wouldn’t bet against it. And in fact, it’s not only delicious … Continue reading

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Meet Bunny Meadows

Do you know anyone named Bunny Meadows? I think it’s a splendid name. I picture her being attractive but not necessarily beautiful. Maybe handsome, in a feminine way. She would be well off, although not rich, and would have a … Continue reading

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