Monthly Archives: December 2013

Radio Free Daglan in 2013: The numbers

Once again, a year’s worth of numbers for Radio Free Daglan have been added up and sliced and diced by the WordPress.com statisticians. During the year, the total number of posts on RFD since we began this blog rose to … Continue reading

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Mark’s amazing scallops with apple: The recipe

By popular demand, I bring you the recipe for the amazing scallops that we enjoyed last Wednesday, as the third course of our seven-course, seven-and-a-half-hour Christmas Day lunch (“A Christmas feast in France,” posted December 27). Made by our friend … Continue reading

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A Christmas feast in France

Seven people. Seven courses. Seven and a half hours. That’s a quick summary of the Christmas Day lunch we enjoyed in a large and beautiful stone-walled home that friends are restoring, upgrading and updating on a hillside in the hamlet … Continue reading

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A Boxing Day blogging break

Quite sensibly, Canada has followed the British tradition of treating the day after Christmas as another true holiday, called Boxing Day. As Canadians, my wife Jan and I believe we should celebrate Boxing Day by (1) recovering from our Christmas … Continue reading

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The first present of Christmas Day

This Christmas, a few of our friends decided that our cat Scooter warranted a present, and so we had some surprises for him this morning. In fact, as my wife Jan and I finished our Christmas morning breakfast, we gave … Continue reading

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Why not lobster? Why not Champagne?

Christmas time in France puts a spotlight on the wonders of the sea — including of course oysters, which are now found in all kinds of shops and supermarkets in the Greater Daglan Area. And this suits us fine. In … Continue reading

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We’re dreaming of a wet Christmas

We’re pretty certain that we won’t be sledding or skiing on Christmas Day. As we enter Christmas week, our daily Daglan weather forecast from Météo France predicted either rain or grey skies for today and the next three days, with … Continue reading

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