Monthly Archives: March 2012

A lovely, four-hour, end-of-March ride

In this posting I’m going to share a lovely, four-hour ride that my wife Jan and I took on this beautiful, sunny day — including a lot of photos of the Greater Daglan Area and the Dordogne Valley as it … Continue reading

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Give us this day…

If you silently finished the thought in the headline with “…our daily bread,” then you may well be French. Because few things are as important to the French as their bread. If you’ve visited France, you know. If you haven’t, … Continue reading

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Dodging bulldozers

Say you’re in the Greater Daglan Area and you’re driving from Gourdon to the Big D itself (that’s Daglan, silly). First you’ll follow the D673 away from Gourdon, and then you’ll turn right at Pont Carral. From there you’ll follow … Continue reading

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Around the world in 80 blogs (or so)

Last summer (July 19, to be exact) I was pleased to announce that Radio Free Daglan had won a “Recommended Website” award from Expat Focus. Now the Expat Focus organization has expanded and improved its listing of top-rated blogs from … Continue reading

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Gariguettes on display

There we were yesterday, walking into a supermarket in Gourdon, our small shopping list in hand, when we were stopped dead by a large yellow poster in the window. Strawberries! Gariguettes! From France! In other words, folks, the first home-grown … Continue reading

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The greening of the GDA

Getting the Greater Daglan Area to look right has been a bit of a struggle. Despite having summer officially declared (by Radio Free Daglan), the countryside has been looking awfully brown, and the plants and flowers and shrubs and flowering … Continue reading

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A plate full of colour

I closed yesterday’s post by writing that our shopping trip to Bergerac on Saturday included a visit to a supermarket, where we bought veal shanks (for my rather tasty osso buco) and a variety of seafood. So I spent yesterday … Continue reading

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