Monthly Archives: June 2013

And a good time was had by all

Tout le monde. Literally, it means all the world, but in day-to-day usage it means everyone or everybody. And last night in Daglan, tout le monde turned out for a community event that seems to have become an instant hit … Continue reading

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Some June 2013 ideas of the moment (food-wise)

Among the pleasures of eating at Daglan’s Le Petit Paris these days is seeing what Chef Sylvain Guilbot is up to with his idées du moment — the special dishes he creates using foods that are coming into season, or … Continue reading

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Remembering a tragic period, 69 years ago

Throughout the départements of the Dordogne and neighbouring Lot, you’ll find war memorials in virtually every town and village. What might strike you as surprising, however, is that most of the memorials relate to the first World War, and not … Continue reading

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Just foaling around — the scary bit

My wife and I are definitely not members of the horsey set, so our knowledge of horses is limited at best, and it’s been years since we’ve tried riding. However, we do admire the creatures, and you may remember that … Continue reading

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Cazals market follow-up: Cooking with girolles

You may recall that in yesterday’s posting I described our visit to the Sunday market in the village of Cazals, and our delight at finding two special, seasonal treats — fraises des bois, or wild strawberries, and a basket of … Continue reading

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Scoring at the Cazals market

Plan A for this morning: Ride our bikes over the hilly, 17-kilometre route from Daglan to Cazals, via Campagnac and then Marminiac, and enjoy the Cazals weekly market. Not-so-surprising variable factor: We now interrupt Plan A, to bring you a … Continue reading

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Notes from our village — 22/06/2013

Today’s posting is a short collection of events in the heart of the Greater Daglan Area, or GDA. The reigning champions. Holding quiz nights in pubs and restaurants is quite a British tradition, and it’s upheld in the GDA by … Continue reading

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