Monthly Archives: November 2011

Catching some rays

We all know that it’s important to be careful about the rays of the sun. Too much exposure, and you could incur serious damage. Tanning beds may be truly harmful. Hours of exposure to the sun’s rays may actually take … Continue reading

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Our Great Smoky Hills

The Great Smoky Mountains of the U.S., in Tennessee and North Carolina, are so far from here that even the most patriotic Daglanais would not consider them to be a part of the Greater Daglan Area, or GDA. But lately, … Continue reading

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A late-November check-up

We’ve been having an exceptionally good autumn, but there are clear signs that winter is on its way. Here’s a quick check-up on the environment in the Greater Daglan Area. The tourists are long gone, and so many tourist-related businesses … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 26/11/2011

We had grand plans for a long sightseeing drive today, but the weather turned out to be rather drab and foggy. So for a change of pace, we thought: How about a nice lunch instead? First we did our usual … Continue reading

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A Swiss twist on a Périgourdine classic

It would be hard to live in France and not regularly discover a new cheese, one that you’d never enjoyed. My latest find is Tête de Moine, which actually comes from Switzerland but which makes a wonderful addition (I think) … Continue reading

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Sparrowhawk down!

So there we were, driving back into Daglan after a day spent taking French lessons, when all of a sudden something flapped down in front of our car. Fortunately I wasn’t going very fast (please note: the speed limit in … Continue reading

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A light lunch chez nous

Sometimes in the Greater Daglan Area, people are in the mood for a light lunch. You know, no fancy entrée, no cheese course, no mignardises after dessert,  that sort of thing. And since today was a holiday, La Toussaint, or … Continue reading

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