Monthly Archives: August 2019

Our first (gala) wedding in France

Since moving to Daglan, we have attended (unfortunately) many funerals in France, but only one wedding,  in 2013. While we were pleased and honoured to have been invited back then, it was not what I would call a “gala” affair, … Continue reading

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Our quiet (and lovely) retreat

Daglan’s annual Fête de la Saint-Louis took place this past weekend. And that explains why my wife Jan and I escaped the village — well, the loud, late-night music from the nearby bumper car ride — for three nights. Our … Continue reading

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Historic inventions in our streets

Each year, the Sunday afternoon parade is a highlight of Daglan’s four-day Fête de la Saint-Louis, and it always has a theme (Liberation, Music, Civilization, the Western movie, and so on). This year’s theme was historic inventions. The inventions highlighted … Continue reading

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Packing up early

It looks to us like Daglan’s Fête de la Saint-Louis — what I call the Festival of Heat and Noise — is losing a bit of momentum. It’s supposed to be a four-day event, but today there is already strong … Continue reading

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And so it begins, again…

Is it a false memory, based on a fervent wish? An unsubstantiated report? A rumour? A daydream? I’m not sure, but I have this idea that, a while ago, someone told me that the bumper car ride would not be … Continue reading

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Kiwi magic in a lovely French village

We had been hoping that this past Sunday would be another beautiful summer’s day, because we knew that the restaurant we would be trying for the first time has lots of outdoor seating. Instead, we woke up to a cool … Continue reading

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Fasten seat belts, insert ear plugs!

For a small village, Daglan certainly seems to punch above its weight — at least when it comes to summer festivals. So the Greater Daglan Area is now waiting anxiously for our four-day Fête de la Saint- Louis, which starts … Continue reading

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