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So long, 8 à Huit — hello Proxi

The Carrefour retail group is good at many things, such as operating supermarkets, but I suggest that its marketing gurus leave a lot to be desired when it comes to naming their stores. A case in point is the outlet … Continue reading

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The return of Crazy Bells, and other jottings

We are slowly emerging from the Covid-19 lock-down, and Jan and I are hoping that people won’t go overboard and ruin the progress that’s been so painfully made against the pandemic. In any case, restaurants here are re-opening next week, … Continue reading

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Daglan’s church: a bit of history

A few days ago, I published a posting that included a photograph of the bell tower of Daglan’s old church, as seen from the front steps of our home. The point of the photo wasn’t really to show off the … Continue reading

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Glimmers of light, May 2020

We are certainly not out of the woods, but here in rural France there are at least a few glimmers of light — some basic returns to normalcy —  during the Covid 19 lock-down. A few of them follow. An … Continue reading

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Jan and her mask-making success

The suggestion came from Daglan’s office of the Mayor — would residents of the village volunteer to sew face masks, to be worn  during the current pandemic? You could choose to sew 30 masks, or 60. For its part, the … Continue reading

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Our reluctant shrub bursts forth

Jan and I have a glossy green-leaved shrub in a blue ceramic planter on the front steps of our home in Daglan, and we had been getting pretty tired of waiting for it to bloom. But now it’s truly burst … Continue reading

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Weird dreams, and other lock-down notes

A week ago, my wife Jan and I were having a Skype session with son Michael and daughter-in-law Vanessa in Toronto when the subject of dreams came up. What started the discussion was a news article which said that because … Continue reading

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