Monthly Archives: March 2012

Deconstruction in Bergerac

Things don’t always turn out as you’d planned (in case you hadn’t noticed). Yesterday, for example, we drove off to Bergerac for some serious shopping, and wound up doing some serious lunching. You’re surprised? Admittedly, we had planned to lunch … Continue reading

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Loving our summer, but all set for winter

Spring seems to have lasted about two weeks in the Greater Daglan Area (GDA), from March 1 until today. You may recall that, by the powers vested in us, we at Radio Free Daglan officially declared March 1 as the … Continue reading

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Two dishes du jour

I’ve written about Le Grand Bleu, the restaurant in Sarlat that holds a well-deserved Michelin star, several times already. My wife Jan and I ate there for the first time in December 2010, and I described our meal in a … Continue reading

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Ari’s no longer scary (we hope)

The problems with our oven — the Ariston built-in model that I dubbed Ari (pronounced to rhyme with scary) — were well documented in Radio Free Daglan this week, in postings on Monday and Tuesday. By now, my wife Jan … Continue reading

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Ari Two (rhymes with Scary Too)

We were a bit astonished this morning when the phone range and it was — wait for it — J.P., the appliance repairman from Gourdon. He was calling to discuss our problem with Ari, my pet name for our problematic … Continue reading

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Ari (rhymes with Scary)

If there is any writer who can make commonplace items seem threatening, it’s Stephen King. Just one example is Christine, his 1983 novel about “a strange car with an evil mind,” as the 1958 Plymouth Fury has been described. Here … Continue reading

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Fowl play

You may already know that a guinea fowl is called a pintade in France, and that the birds are so-named because they originally came from Africa. But maybe not. In any case, stay tuned for a nice and easy way … Continue reading

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