Monthly Archives: December 2010

Keeping the roads clear

Neatness certainly counts around here, as I wrote in my post “Shave and a fauchage, two bits” on October 11. You may remember that fauchage means “cutting” or “trimming,” and is used to describe the clearing of grass, weeds and … Continue reading

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Chateau: Boxing Day

Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, isn’t a holiday in France as it is in the U.K. and Canada. But old traditions die hard — so today we’re off to a great lunch with our visiting friends Keith and Kathy. … Continue reading

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Treats for Christmas Eve

This would be a beautiful Christmas Eve tradition. Our good friends Keith and Kathy are with us from Toronto, sharing our first Christmas in France since my wife and I became permanent residents of Daglan. We had made no definite … Continue reading

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Wishing for a winter wonderland?

Is it a white Christmas where you are? Here in Daglan, at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, it’s certainly looking like that. Although it’s not awfully cold, we think the snow on rooftops and trees will last for tomorrow. Returning … Continue reading

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An explosion of tastes

Our good friends from Toronto, Keith and Kathy, arrived at the Gourdon train station late yesterday afternoon, and so of course last night we had the big fat feed at our house: a dinner of  seared foie gras, rabbit in … Continue reading

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Meet the wacky traffic guy

On most visits to the town of Sarlat, some 25 kilometres from our village of Daglan, we get to enjoy the antics of a man who might as well be known as the wacky traffic guy. He’s short, thin, and … Continue reading

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Your Christmas tour of Sarlat, France

There seem to be two views around here about Sarlat — the largest town near our village of Daglan. One viewpoint is that it’s stylish, with good shopping, nice restaurants, and lots of beautiful buildings, well preserved over the ages. … Continue reading

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