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Fashion show and a tea, with some twists

For some weeks now, a group of dedicated female volunteers have been working on a special event to be held in Daglan on Sunday, June 2 — an event built around a fashion show and vintage-clothing sale, with the added … Continue reading

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Mowing on a grand scale

As we’re now well and truly into spring, we’ve had weeks and weeks of alternating rain and bright sunshine. And once again, that means we’re into the season of mowing on a grand scale — known in France as fauchage. … Continue reading

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V-E Day 2019: The wettest yet

Gloomy weather has often been a feature of Victory in Europe Day (Huit Mai, or Fête de la Victoire) since my wife Jan and I have been attending the solemn ceremony at Daglan’s war memorial. For instance, some of my … Continue reading

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It’s not all Michelin stars

Over the years that I’ve been posting this blog, I’ve written countless times about various fine-dining experiences, often at restaurants in France (and elsewhere) with one, two or even three Michelin stars. So just in case you’ve been wondering — … Continue reading

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Breaking bread, and other traditions

We were having lunch at the Thai restaurant in Cénac this past Sunday, and my wife Jan headed into Sawadee first, while I parked the car. When I reached our table, she tilted her head at the two couples who … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 25 – 04 – 2019

Let us first clear up something: No, I have not been hired as Director of Publicity for the Restaurant O Moulin. This year I’ve  written several glowing reports on the restaurant in Carsac, a 30-minute drive from Daglan, simply I … Continue reading

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Return of the (mountain) bikers

This past weekend was the occasion for some serious, national-level competition among off-road bicycle racers — the kind of young daredevils who ride what the French call a VTT, which stands for an all-terrain bicycle. The competition was held once … Continue reading

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