Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sunshine and (lunch) satisfaction

Another weekend, another chance to leave my room at the La Roseraie physiotherapy centre and head home. Not surprisingly, some yummy food was on the agenda, including a lunch at Daglan’s Le Petit Paris. Late Friday afternoon, my wife Jan … Continue reading

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A village re-opens for business

I’ve written several times about the closure of the charming village of La Roque-Gageac, a favourite destination for tourists in the Greater Daglan Area, and the home to some of the Dordogne River Valley’s most impressive traffic jams. But at … Continue reading

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Our new Mayor honours … our new Mayor

Sunday afternoon was sunny, beautiful and hot, and I was at home in Daglan for the weekend. It was a brief respite from the life I had led since April 30 in a clinic in Montfaucon, undergoing physiotherapy after back … Continue reading

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Back to “real” food — if only for a weekend

Just in case you’ve lost track, I had spinal surgery on Monday, April 14 at an exceptional clinic in Toulouse, and was then transferred by ambulance to another exceptional clinic in the tiny village of Montfaucon on Wednesday, April 30, … Continue reading

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Hospital Food Confidential: Secrets, ideas, tips

Far be it from me to slag all hospital food, whether it’s served in France, North America, or anywhere else. I know it’s a tough job preparing edible food at a reasonable cost for clients who are either ill or … Continue reading

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Polishing up our V-E Day ceremony

Yesterday was May 8th, or huit mai in French, and it’s a national holiday — marking Victory-in-Europe Day on May 8, 1945. Once again, our village of Daglan marked the day with a ceremony at the war memorial, right in … Continue reading

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Physio among the roses

Try as I might, I can’t find a clear and simple definition of roseraie. That’s somewhat maddening since I’m now staying at La Roseraie, a physiotherapy clinic in the village of Montfaucon, in the Lot, about 40 kilometres from home … Continue reading

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