Some sunny summer Sunday joys

We’ve been enjoying wonderful summer weather for the past while, and today’s weather is no exception. It’s hot and sunny, but not too humid. And since Sunday should be a day of enjoyment, here are a few things we’re currently enjoying.

At last, our sign! You may recall that Daglan has been designated a Village Fleuri. For a bit of background, here’s a quote from “The village of art, of flowers — and of bugs,” which was posted on July 23, 2016:

Confirming Daglan’s status as a village that’s full of flowers — and which generally tries to improve the environment and encourage a high quality of life — is this sign showing the village as a winner in the Villes et Villages Fleuris competition, a national program created in 1959:

However, this really isn’t the proper sign, the one we’ve all been waiting for. But now we have one in place, and yesterday (Saturday), my wife Jan and I saw it, on our way back home to Daglan from St. Cybranet. That was a joy. And today’s joy was taking a photo of the sign, namely this one:

Sitting pretty among the flowers.

So far, that’s the only such official sign at an entrance to Daglan, because I checked carefully this morning. No such sign exists on the road in from Saint-Pompon, nor on the road from Bouzic and Cénac. But this one is a great start.

Action in the market. By this point in the season, our Sunday market has grown to almost full size, with lots of different vendors, selling goods and produce that range from strawberries to flowers (natch) to vegetables and cheeses, and more. Here’s a look at some of the action this morning:

Strawberries are in the foreground, at left.

A Thai lunch. One of our favourite restaurants in the immediate area around Daglan is Sawadee, the Thai restaurant in neighbouring Cénac. Jan and I haven’t been there in a while, for some reason, but we have a reservation for 12:30 today. In the interests of being different, I could order something other than the minced beef with mixed vegetables, stir-fried with oyster sauce. But I know I won’t. Oh joy!

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4 Responses to Some sunny summer Sunday joys

  1. Roy Spreadborough says:

    Are you charging us to visit you now?

    • loren24250 says:

      Not us personally. However, I believe the Mayor will ask for a small donation as you enter the village. Will accept euros, pounds sterling, or a flowering plant.

  2. James Douglas Curson says:

    Lovely to see the Sunday market!

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