Radio Free Daglan (RFD) is about life in and around the small village of Daglan, which lies in the southeast corner of the Dordogne département, in southwest France. This week’s header photograph: This is the pool of le lavoir, where in years gone by, locals would wash their clothes in the clean, moving water. It’s right in the neighbourhood of our home in Daglan. The water eventually flows into the Céou River, and then on to the Dordogne River.
My name is Loren Chudy, and my wife is Jan. We’re both Canadian citizens who lived for many years in Toronto, although I was born in Chicago and Jan was born in Scotland. I’m a professional writer and former journalist.
Jan and I first visited the Dordogne and Lot départements on a bike trip with Canadian friends in September 1998. In 2004, we visited the area again and bought our old stone house in Daglan, with the goal of eventually moving here — which we have.
In Radio Free Daglan, you’ll find observations on life in rural France, on food and drink, and on restaurants and tourist attractions in what I call the Greater Daglan Area, or GDA. I also post a lot of photographs to help readers visualize this beautiful area of France — and what it has to offer.
I try to be helpful, and often amusing, and many readers seem to enjoy this blog. I hope you do too.