Monthly Archives: October 2012

Meet Jack, the Blue Hungarian

For some weeks, my wife and I have been trying to find a pumpkin to carve for Halloween. This past weekend, our activities paid off. Sort of. Initially, we had been quite casual about our pumpkin hunt. We would check … Continue reading

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And so, as October winds down…

We are now very close to Halloween, and as you might expect, French supermarkets and outdoor markets are filled to the brim with some special items that are appropriate to the occasion. Pumpkins to carve into jack o’lanterns, perhaps? Bags … Continue reading

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Perfectly reasonable, reasonably perfect

Yesterday morning my wife Jan and I were headed to Brive-la-Gaillard, about 85 kilometres north and east of Daglan, to do some shopping. Before we left home, we had decided that by lunchtime we would be ready to try L’Imaginaire, … Continue reading

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Make room for this mushroom!

A few days ago we dropped in to see a friend in the village, wish him a happy birthday, and give him a small gift. Once all the good wishes were out of the way, we noticed that he seemed … Continue reading

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Orange Tree, Very Tasty

You just might remember when I introduced you to our home-sized orange grove (okay, it’s a tree in a pot). The tree, plus my lifelong connection to the world of oranges, were all thoroughly covered in my posting of June … Continue reading

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Up close, personal — and pricey

Yesterday morning we headed out of Daglan to the village of Le Bugue, about 40 kilometres to the northwest, with plans to visit the region’s best known wine shop. Little did we know that we would eventually get up close … Continue reading

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French farce (October afternoon edition)

Of course you know about French farces: There is much running about, doors slamming, people just missing each other, mistaken identities. This afternoon at home in Daglan we had our own version, and here’s a recap. My wife Jan and … Continue reading

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