Monthly Archives: February 2011

A French delight in London

I know that excellent restaurants are no longer impossible to find in London. Quite the opposite: Fine dining is now an essential element in the city’s social scene, and Michelin stars are scattered across London. Still, I was taken aback … Continue reading

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Our London blitz — hits and misses

London is a large city in England, known around the world for being approximately 1,009 kilometres north of Daglan. (Okay, it’s known for other things too.) Earlier this year, I decided that we should visit London for my birthday on … Continue reading

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Feel like a little goose?

Geese are handsome creatures that play a big economic role in the life of the Dordogne — for their livers (foie gras), their meat, and even their down. So in nearby Sarlat over the past two days,  there’s been a … Continue reading

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Some nice winter coats

Sure, we are far from the runways of Paris. But that doesn’t mean we’re not concerned with fashion, whatever the season. And in winter, staying warm still has to be an important part of the fashion equation. Admittedly, as I’ve … Continue reading

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Saint Valentin and Le Petit Paris

We’re baaaaack! Yes, we had lunch today (for la St Valentin, or Valentine’s Day) at Le Petit Paris, the excellent restaurant in the centre of Daglan, and mere steps from our house. As I wrote in “Survivors!” just two days … Continue reading

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Survivors!

Well, we seem to have made it. We have lasted almost three full months since Daglan’s excellent restaurant Le Petit Paris closed for the winter, and today (Saturday) it’s opened its doors for business. As I wrote last fall in … Continue reading

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A (much) brighter day in the Dordogne’s capital city

In the past, we have pretty much struck out in Périgueux, which is the capital city or administrative centre of the Dordogne. We would get mired in traffic, temporarily lost, or stuck eating second-rate food in a second-rate restaurant. But … Continue reading

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