Monthly Archives: April 2011

The judgement of the children — Part I

Let us go back in time about a month, to Monday, March 8. On arriving home that afternoon, my wife Jan and I were approached by one of the neighbour girls and asked if we would be attending Carnival. What … Continue reading

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To Belvès by bike

Today we had the longest bike ride of the new season — 21 kilometres from Daglan to Belvès, and 21 back. What with a long lunch (on the shaded patio at Le Home, in Belvès) and a nice visit with … Continue reading

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Hitting the big 3-0

It’s official (at least Radio-Free-Daglan official): We are now in summer. In April. We know this because the digital thermometer on the car’s instrument panel hit 30 degrees this afternoon as we drove over the hill separating St Cybranet from … Continue reading

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We’re going to school!

Not long ago we volunteered to help out at Daglan’s Bal Occitan — an evening of folk dancing, which was held to raise money for the local elementary school. My wife Jan served crêpes (for a mere euro per crêpe) … Continue reading

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Taking it slow in Monpazier

I’m not sure exactly where the slow-food movement originated, but I can confirm that it’s reached its pinnacle at the Galerie M. Café in the lovely bastide town of Monpazier, about 30 kilometres south and east of Daglan. Our lunch … Continue reading

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