Monthly Archives: February 2012

House-bound!

Because of the icy road conditions, a result of Sunday’s snowfall, we have been more or less house-bound for the past few days. But a week or so ago, we were “house-bound” in quite a different way. We were returning … Continue reading

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Doing the splits! — Part Deux

You were introduced to our new log-splitting machine on January 17, in my posting “Doing the splits!” Well, today the machine really got a work-out. And so did my wife Jan and I. Our day began with the phone ringing … Continue reading

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Oh for a Subaru!

Before we moved to France, we considered shipping our beloved Subaru all-wheel-drive car from Toronto. In the end, we decided against it, and sold the Subaru to a friend. Maybe that wasn’t the best choice, in light of the snow … Continue reading

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From Siberia, with love

I was shaving this morning when my wife Jan called into the bathroom, “Guess what?” Cleverly, I replied, “What?” “It’s snowing!” she said, managing to sound pretty chipper about the whole thing. And sure enough, when I opened the blinds … Continue reading

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Rare beef. Really, really rare

Steak tartare — raw, minced beef, mixed with a variety of condiments — is something you either love or loathe. There’s no in-between. For my wife Jan and me, a meal of really good steak tartare served with frites is … Continue reading

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A round-up of tidbits for February 3

Having awakened from a long winter’s nap (in the sense of “too lazy or otherwise occupied to be blogging”), I now provide a collection of tidbits — some news and views of life in the Greater Daglan Area. Snowflakes! Let … Continue reading

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