Monthly Archives: December 2012

Radio Free Daglan in 2012: The numbers

You will be (possibly) pleased to learn that the WordPress.com helper monkeys have prepared a 2012 annual report for Radio Free Daglan. Here goes: Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had … Continue reading

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“Wonderful, from start to finish”

“Wonderful, from start to finish” was how I described a meal we enjoyed earlier this year at Le Grand Bleu, the restaurant in Sarlat which richly deserves its Michelin star. (It’s so good that in this year alone, I wrote … Continue reading

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A review of Christmas treats

We have now glided through most of Boxing Day (translation for American readers: the day after Christmas), and so it’s time to review some of the treats we’ve enjoyed (so far) over the holidays, including the reasons why. Heavenly dessert. … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season to eat oysters…

Oysters may be found throughout the Greater Daglan Area for most of the year (no, silly, not roaming about in the wild, but offered for sale in various shops and markets). But during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season, … Continue reading

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Oh deer, oh deer: Two venison versions

To venison, or not to venison? Okay, it’s not “the” question, but it is indeed an occasional question. For instance, if we’re in a restaurant and I see a venison dish on the menu, I’m usually tempted to order it, … Continue reading

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The weather? Just ducky, thank you

No, we haven’t drowned.  (But thanks for asking.) However, the land in the Greater Daglan Area is definitely getting a soaking. As we get out of bed most mornings, we can pretty much count on seeing grey skies, lots of … Continue reading

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The optimistic forsythia

As we head into our third winter in the Dordogne, since moving here from Toronto, we are still adjusting to the variations in weather and how they affect life around us. Some of the patterns are very similar to what … Continue reading

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