Monthly Archives: February 2014

Back to Daglan’s finest

It seemed as if it had been ages since my wife Jan and I had eaten at Daglan’s finest restaurant (okay, our village’s only “fine” restaurant)  but we weren’t really sure of the date. Having now checked my computerized calendar, … Continue reading

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Flowers from the supermarket

We like to keep a vase of cut flowers on our dining table, to brighten the house. And if for no other reason than it might brighten your day, I’m offering a photograph of a bunch of tulips on our … Continue reading

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Hints of spring, plus tips for new readers

Radio Free Daglan has gained several new subscribers over the past few weeks, so I thought I’d offer some tips and information for new readers. But first, here’s a quick look at some hints of spring and the warmer weather … Continue reading

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A nice take on the worker’s lunch

Yesterday turned out to be a good day to have lunch with our friend Tish, so my wife Jan and I suggested that we drive up to St. Laurent la Vallée and eat at Le P’tit Bistrot. And there the … Continue reading

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Great food, a slight slip-up, and a nice doggie

This report on our lunch last Saturday at La Table du Marché in Old Bergerac is a tad late, for which I apologize. I intend to make up for my tardiness by ensuring that these comments are especially thorough, perceptive, … Continue reading

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The sun-loving cat, and Valentine’s Day notes

If you’ll check your diary, you’ll find that  I introduced you to our neighbour’s white cat Choupette this past January 7th, in a posting called “A place in the sun.” In that posting, Choupette was sitting on the peak of … Continue reading

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More on the water front

It is raining here in Daglan, quite heavily, this afternoon. It was raining here this morning. But some time before noon today, the rain stopped for an hour or two and the sun appeared — so I made my escape … Continue reading

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