Monthly Archives: January 2011

Menu Dominicale: Hearty fare in Saint Cyprien

The largest weekly market in our area of the Dordogne takes place in Sarlat, but the second-largest market is probably more enjoyable — if only because it’s more manageable. It’s held each Sunday in Saint Cyprien, about 25 kilometres north … Continue reading

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Our beautiful lending laundrette

Don’t hold your breath while you search for a good English-language book store in or around Daglan. You might locate an English-language newspaper and the occasional English magazine, but books are hard to come by. When we were visiting Daglan … Continue reading

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Happy feet!

First, a warning: the photo below may shock some of you. It includes graphic evidence of (as the Elizabethans would say) a “well-turned ankle,” without any covering. I do not include this simply to titillate or startle you, but rather … Continue reading

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Going postal — once a week

Driving back home to Daglan from an exercise class late this morning, my wife and I were pretty sure what we’d find in our mail box. Actually, we weren’t pretty sure — we were positive what would be in the … Continue reading

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The trouble with triplets

Managing triplets would be difficult for any mother. When Mom is a sheep, having to feed three hungry mouths is a real challenge. We heard about the lamb triplets a few days ago from friends of ours who live in … Continue reading

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Tasty truffle time

Fall and winter is the time when our area’s scarce black truffles — or black Périgord truffles, if you prefer — sneak out of their hiding places around oak trees in the dead of night, and make their way quietly … Continue reading

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To market, to market…

Weekly and twice-weekly markets are a feature of French village life, and we all have our favourites. For us, the two stand-outs are in nearby Cénac (on Tuesdays) and not-too-far Cazals (on Sundays). Daglan’s own market (also on Sundays) is … Continue reading

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