Monthly Archives: May 2011

The magic plant

Wisteria plants (glycine in French) seem to be everywhere in the Greater Daglan Area (starting with the photo at the top of this blog, which shows a mature flowering wisteria snaking along one of our neighbour’s homes). Over the winter, … Continue reading

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A return to Sarlat’s one-star restaurant

I last wrote about the restaurant Le Grand Bleu on December 23, 2010, when we ate there with friends Keith and Kathy, and called my post “An explosion of tastes.” I pointed out that the highlight was neither the ambience … Continue reading

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Ringside seats at the market

The month of May is one of the very best times to visit Europe, and particularly the Greater Daglan Area (or GDA) in southwest France. The weather is usually good (although this year it’s actually been superb), and the crowds … Continue reading

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What strawberries? White strawberries!

Yesterday we had a lovely lunch at home, complete with a bottle of Champagne, for our 23rd wedding anniversary. But today was “the” celebratory lunch — because Le Petit Paris in Daglan serves Sunday lunch, but not Saturday lunch. So … Continue reading

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A silver lining (for our chimney)

Things are rarely simple, especially when it comes to houses. (Ask any homeowner.) And this morning we had the usual amusing surprise when the team of Eddie and John from Bouriane Ramonage arrived to install a liner in our chimney. … Continue reading

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These days are made for cycling

Yesterday was a no-exercise day as my lower back was acting up. But we made up for that today with two bike rides. This morning, we had a beautiful ride from Daglan to Castelnaud for a coffee, stopping along the … Continue reading

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Mystery in the afternoon sky!

This afternoon, after finishing our weekly English lesson for young pupils at l’Ecole de Daglan, my wife and I drove over to Cénac for some chores — washing and vacuuming the car, and doing a bit of shopping. Then we … Continue reading

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