Monthly Archives: July 2020

A smoother ride

Perhaps you have a holiday home in the Greater Daglan Area, and haven’t been able to visit because of pandemic-related travel restrictions. Even so, you’ll probably recognize the view below — and you’ll also know what’s new about it. Yes, … Continue reading

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“This place is heaving!”

In the title of this posting, I am quoting my wife Jan late this morning as we escaped the parking lot of the Shopi supermarket (okay, it’s been renamed Contact, but that is just silly). We were in the neighbouring … Continue reading

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Trash Talk 5: Arsonist? Or moron?

Just to be clear, I did not begin this blog in the hopes of becoming the garbage-bin correspondent for a major newspaper. And I do realize I’ve written about the Daglan area’s new garbage bins (les poubelles) several times already. … Continue reading

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Small steps towards progress

Remember when China would proudly announce a Great Leap Forward? Whether the programs worked or not, the phrase sounded wonderful. However, great leaps in any direction would be a bit much for a small village like Daglan. We do keep … Continue reading

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Two dishes of the day (and it’s nearly a tie)

I’ve raved often about the restaurant O Moulin (by actual count, I’ve published seven reviews since my first posting on February 12, 2019). But never one to let a good thing go, I’m at it again. That’s because we lunched … Continue reading

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Sunshine, on a cloudy day

Today started off a bit cloudy, and then proceeded to become more and more overcast as the morning unfolded. As I drove north from Daglan into St. Cybranet around 11 a.m., I saw something that reminded me of the  opening … Continue reading

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Another step to a normal summer

Late this morning I was driving out of Daglan (to visit les poubelles with a load of garbage and bottles) when I saw a car pull up in front of our excellent (but horribly named) convenience store. Ha, you poor … Continue reading

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Daglan’s near-normal July

In summers, the British typically are among the most numerous of visitors to the Greater Daglan Area. But not this year. Because of various travel restrictions, it has been virtually impossible for the British to visit France — including a … Continue reading

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Volunteering — with brushes in hand

One morning earlier this week, my wife Jan headed over to Daglan’s outdoor gym, located next to our tennis court and behind the Salle des fêtes, or community hall. When she arrived, she saw a large group of villagers being … Continue reading

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Trash Talk 4: The earth beneath our feet

Unless you live in Daglan, you will find this post incredibly boring. If you are indeed a non-resident, I suggest that you leave the blog now, and take up something like origami or stamp-collecting. Even if you do live in … Continue reading

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