Monthly Archives: December 2014

The wild ones! (Boars, that is)

For all the years we’ve visited and then lived in the Greater Daglan Area, my wife Jan and I had never spotted a sanglier, a wild boar. Lots of deer, gazillions of hawks, a few hares, several foxes — but … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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Christmas feasting follow-up

Some days before Christmas, my wife Jan and I were discussing our feasting plans for the holidays. “How about something different?” she asked. “Well, I think we’re always eating things that are somewhat different, from confit de canard to Indian … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve: On the plate, in the glass

As darkness descends on an already dim Daglan (how’s that for mood?), I’ll share a few thoughts on what went on our plates and in our glasses this Christmas Eve. And how it all came to pass. The morning trip: … Continue reading

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Our (somewhat) bright lights of Christmas

Just yesterday I realized that I’d left you hanging, with my December 9 posting called “A Christmas work-in-progress.” Since then, our village’s new holiday decoration has been completed, but I had neglected to show off the finished work. To remind … Continue reading

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A Christmas work-in-progress

As we left Daglan this morning for a shopping trip to Sarlat, we drove up through the main square and past the war memorial, just in front of the restaurant  Le Petit Paris. Grouped in front of the large tree … Continue reading

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Roast duckling and other tidbits

On this past weekend, Canadian friends were celebrating Grey Cup Sunday. You may have missed it — you know, the annual Canadian Football League championship game. This year, the Calgary Stampeders defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. (Oh, that Grey Cup.) But … Continue reading

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