Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mystery solved: The future look of La Roque-Gageac

In yesterday’s posting, I promised that I would reveal “the mystery of La Roque-Gageac,” and here at Radio Free Daglan we keep our promises. I am aware that most, if not all, readers weren’t aware of any particular mystery about … Continue reading

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Monsieur Soleil’s encore, plus some river views

Yesterday, Mr. Sunshine made it two days in a row — so in the morning, while my wife Jan was in Gourdon for her exercise class, I hopped on my bike and took advantage of the sunshine. At the start, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day market, and other sunny scenes

Today was Mother’s Day in France, so it was darned decent of Mother Nature herself to stop with the rain and start with the sun. (I’m not sure, by the way, why the United Nations can’t sort out Mother’s Day … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 24/05/2013

It’s been more than a month since I reviewed a meal at Daglan’s own Le Petit Paris, so it’s time for another look. In this posting, I’m going to display a total of four dishes, but I’m showing them in … Continue reading

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Champagne Day, with all the trimmings

Champagne is almost an essential for my wife and me on those “special” days — Christmas, New Year’s Eve, birthdays, and so on. And it’s hard to imagine a day more special than the 25th anniversary of our marriage, which … Continue reading

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Before and after: From apéros to cycling

Apéros, which is a shortened version of apéritifs, is probably best translated as “cocktails and appetizers” or “drinkies.” An invitation to apéros is a French tradition that we quite like, and my wife and I often indulge — either as … Continue reading

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We tackle the Shark, and win!

What is a person to do when it’s yet another rainy day in the Greater Daglan Area? For us, the gloomy weather on Saturday morning was just right for staying indoors and doing battle with our new rowing machine, which … Continue reading

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A foodie discovery in Périgueux

Yesterday we were off to Périgueux, capital of the département of the Dordogne, for some shopping and errands. Périgueux lies about 90 kilometres (or 55 miles) north and west of Daglan, and getting there is a lovely drive, through gently … Continue reading

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Experiencing “le pont” in full swing

For some reason, I’d never fully experienced the French tradition of “making the bridge,” or faire le pont. I knew what it was, of course, but somehow had never really felt its full effect. Until today, that is. When the … Continue reading

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Keeping the home fires burning

Here we are, more than a week into May, and there is still a touch of coolness in Daglan’s air. So just to be on the safe side, to make sure that our house’s stone walls don’t cool down too … Continue reading

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