Monthly Archives: August 2014

Royalty? Rock star? Or just rich?

If you’re a member of a royal family, or you’re a world famous rock star, or you’re simply a very rich person, you may stop reading now. You have no special need to learn about Epicure, the restaurant bearing three … Continue reading

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Triumph and tragedy: A visit to Juno Beach

For several years, my wife Jan and I had wanted to visit Juno Beach — the code name for the long stretch of coastline in Normandy where Canadian troops landed on D-Day in World War II. Last weekend, as part … Continue reading

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Carnaval: The fête parade we never saw

You are about to witness some of the madness that was last Sunday’s parade in Daglan, a key event in our village’s four-day Fête de la St. Louis. These pictures are only possible because of the kindness of friends with … Continue reading

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Paris in celebration mode (again)

There were several good reasons for our trip to Paris this past weekend, not that we ever need much encouragement to visit our favourite city. In any case, our reasons this time included the chance to socialize with my sister … Continue reading

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All set to go!

It’s that time of the year again, and our village is all set to go. The sky is blue, the weather is good (pleasant and not too hot), and les Daglanais are as prepared as they’ll ever be. For some … Continue reading

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Busy market, big haul

After a spell of rainy weather, today turned out to be sunny — and so of course Daglan’s Sunday market was packed. At this point in August, it’s fair to say that we’re at the absolute peak of the tourist … Continue reading

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Name this insect!

In case you missed the news, Daglan now has another nice spot where you can relax with a coffee or cold drink, or enjoy a light lunch. At one end of the village, there’s Le Thé Vert, the popular tearoom … Continue reading

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