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Trash Talk 2: Beyond the Cemetery!

First of all, I have to thank my sister Karen for today’s title. When I posted “Our great garbage switcheroo,” on February 7, she wrote in the Comments section: “You’re talking trash!” To which I replied, “Nice one!” Second of … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day lunch — an encore at LPP

Exactly nine years ago to the day, I posted a piece in this blog about a lunch that my wife Jan and I enjoyed on Valentine’s Day. Here’s my introduction, from February 14, 2011 (and can you believe I’ve been … Continue reading

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Horses and riders, put to the test

Had you been driving south into Daglan from St. Cybranet this morning, as I was, you would have come across this sign at the side of the road, which basically tells drivers to slow down and be careful, for good … Continue reading

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A February harbinger of spring (2020)

Today was grey and drizzly and frankly fairly miserable, but there is no question we’re getting on the road to spring. On a drive to Sarlat for an errand this afternoon, we came upon this lovely row of trees — … Continue reading

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Our great garbage switcheroo

Disposing of garbage and recyclable materials in Daglan is getting a new, modern look. I realize that this won’t be of immense interest, necessarily, but the information could be useful if you have a holiday home in our area, or … Continue reading

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Late-breaking news: the Mayor’s speech

It’s been a bit more than a full week since my wife Jan and I, and a whole bunch of other people, headed to Daglan’s community hall (la Salle des fêtes) for the annual review of village life by our … Continue reading

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State of the Village Address

Now I could have called this posting “The Mayor’s Speech,” echoing the title of that (very good) film “The King’s Speech.” But then you might have thought that Daglan’s Mayor is struggling with some sort of stammering problem, which he … Continue reading

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