Monthly Archives: November 2010

Renovating, old style

We’re not having the best weather for roofing. It’s pretty cool, and although this morning was simply overcast, right now it’s raining pretty steadily. But one of our neighbours is having a new roof put on her large all-stone home … Continue reading

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Great day, terrible day

What an amazing coincidence: On Friday night, while visiting at a friend’s house, I suddenly thought that on Sunday (today), we should lunch at Le Petit Paris, Daglan’s excellent, Michelin-mentioned restaurant. (Official Radio Free Daglan recommendation: Le Petit Paris is … Continue reading

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A remembrance of le Jour Armistice

Today we celebrated Jour Armistice, or Armistice Day (Remembrance Day, if you will). This is a solemn national holiday in France, as the impact of World War I on towns and villages like Daglan was catastrophic. Over the years, my … Continue reading

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Back road, in autumn

I’ve often written about the back road from Daglan up through St Cybranet and on to Castelnaud — my favourite route for a pleasant bike ride. The route starts just on the edge of Daglan (right at Bunny Meadows, in … Continue reading

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The games people play

As we immerse ourselves deeper and deeper into French culture (I have now burrowed down about 3.6 centimetres), we are now even tackling games. Word games. In French. I kid you not. Just last week, for example, we were invited … Continue reading

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Christmas in November, sort of

It may seem hard to believe — it’s certainly difficult for us — but the movers arrived at our home in Toronto on Monday, July 26, packed up everything we were sending to Daglan, and waved goodbye. And it may … Continue reading

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Look out — it’s a super leaf!

You may recall my post about the severe pruning that plane trees get around this time of year. I called it “Pruned it? Nearly wrecked it!” when I posted it on October 17. By now, a good many plane trees … Continue reading

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