Happily, Radio Free Daglan and the village of Daglan itself seem to be getting along quite well, thank you. After nearly three years of postings, I’m finding that more and more holiday home owners and tourists — as well as people who simply have an interest in France — are tuning into RFD for some information and entertainment.
The latest sign of our happy marriage is that RFD has a prominent place in what is otherwise an all-French brochure that’s just been published to promote Daglan, and especially its businesses and artisans.
Here’s the cover of the brochure, with the tagline “Au Coeur du Périgord Noir,” which is to say “In the heart of the Périgord Noir.” (Quick quiz: Why is our area called the Black Périgord? For the same reason that Germany’s Black Forest is called the Black Forest — the thick cover of dark green forest that covers so many of our hills.) For the brochure’s front cover, please be patient and just scroll down a bit, because there is quite a bit of white space above and below the actual image of the brochure:
Inside, you’ll find two pages of useful information — a listing of businesses, from the convenience store to the bank; a small calendar of activities, including markets and art expos; and a full page of artisans and restaurants, from the jewelry shop La Goutte Noire and the hat shop La Petite Minoche to the Fabrice le Chef Boutique to Le Petit Paris, Le Thé Vert, and Le Bistroquet.
And now here’s the back page, with an overall description of the village and its charms (in French), a map, and (adorned with a small U.K. flag, to indicate that the language is English), a lovely plug for Radio Free Daglan. Again, sorry about all the white space above and below the image:
Just in case you can’t make out the words, it says: “Discover the joys of Daglan and the Périgord Noir — the people, the markets, the great food and restaurants, the tourist attractions and the beautiful countryside, often with a twist of humour. Follow Loren Chudy’s blog Radio Free Daglan.” And then it concludes with the URL (or web address) of both RFD and the village itself.
As my wife Jan often says: “What a pair of combinations!”