Monthly Archives: May 2013

A real jewel of Daglan

You may have missed la Goutte Noire on previous visits to Daglan — maybe even walked right past it — but you shouldn’t miss it now. This lovely shop, featuring hand-made silver chain jewelry and semi-precious stones, is now well … Continue reading

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The tricolour over Daglan

Today is the 8th of May, and it’s a national holiday in France. Huit Mai, as it’s known, marks Victory in Europe day, which took place 68 years ago. Each year, when we’ve been in the village, my wife Jan … Continue reading

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From ghost town to boom town

A belvedere is a building or other structure that’s been placed to take advantage of a beautiful view. In Domme, just 10 kilometres or so from downtown Daglan, Le Belvedere is the place to be if you’re looking for a … Continue reading

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Sunshine and the Miracle Tree

I don’t know about you, but I think “Sunshine and the Miracle Tree” would be a pretty good name for a rock band, certainly in the late 1960s or early ’70s. Perhaps not aujourd’hui, I’ll admit. A bit too Summer-of-Love-ish. … Continue reading

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Batman!

Our story begins a couple of days ago, when we visited a friend’s holiday home near us (outside the village, but still in the Metropolitan Daglan Area), to see how their stone work was going. Like us, they have an … Continue reading

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Juggling firewood

In the Greater Daglan Area, judging when to buy firewood, how much to buy, and where to buy it, is just slightly less complex than the Japanese system of just-in-time inventory management for making cars. Lately we’ve been busy juggling … Continue reading

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