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A not-so-impressive first try

We first heard of the place from a variety of friends and acquaintances. Lots of buzz.  It seemed that a young British couple — both trained chefs, both experienced at the Ritz in London — had opened a new restaurant … Continue reading

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Some sunny summer Sunday joys

We’ve been enjoying wonderful summer weather for the past while, and today’s weather is no exception. It’s hot and sunny, but not too humid. And since Sunday should be a day of enjoyment, here are a few things we’re currently … Continue reading

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The Wreck

Among the most noticeable things about our village of  Daglan, and indeed the whole Greater Daglan Area, are its cleanliness and tidiness. We often find village workers outside our home, sweeping up leaves in the street. Where else does that happen? … Continue reading

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D-Day: A look back 73 years, and three years

Today’s posting is a remembrance, because June 6, 2017 is the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of the beaches of Normandy, getting “boots on the ground” to begin the final defeat of Hitler’s Nazi forces. Almost three years … Continue reading

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Dishes of the day — 01/06/2017

At the end of April I wrote about a new, lower-cost lunch menu being served at the Michelin-starred Le Grand Bleu in Sarlat, available at lunches on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I called that posting “What a deal — and … Continue reading

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Progress, of sorts, on the Beynac bottleneck

I wrote a long piece a while back on the plans to eliminate or at least reduce the traffic bottleneck along the base of the historic village of Beynac, a key tourist attraction in the Greater Daglan Area. (You can … Continue reading

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Our (Croatian) shore lunch

Early in my career, for a few years I was in charge of public affairs and communications for a major forest products company in Canada, and spent a fair bit of time in Northwestern Ontario — a vast area of … Continue reading

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