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A sweet memory, and a bittersweet day

About 10 years ago (September 4, 2010), not much more than a month after Jan and I moved to Daglan permanently, we witnessed (at a distance) a wedding that took place in the village church near our house. My post … Continue reading

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Our mini-Halloween, and two kinds of lunch

Halloween during a pandemic? How would that work? We weren’t sure, but I figured that at least some kids would be out on Saturday night, looking for treats. So Jan went ahead and bought several bags of candy. Then France’s … Continue reading

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Over the top at O Moulin

It was four Sundays ago that we enjoyed a lunch at O Moulin in the village of Carsac, and came away with an interesting question. (By the way, in a display of intense self-control, I did not post anything about … Continue reading

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Encore presentation: La Forge

In this posting, I’m reporting on a return trip to La Forge, a newish restaurant in the nearby village of St. Pompon, which I first described in my posting of October 11 (“Another reason to visit St. Pompon”). But before … Continue reading

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Another reason to visit St. Pompon

In summers past (pre-pandemic), Jan and I used to love going to the village of St. Pompon, about 6 kilometres from Daglan, for the Saturday night markets. Sometimes I go to the pharmacy in St. Pompon, because it’s well run … Continue reading

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A triple-header for foodies

Today’s posting features three different topics that I hope will be of interest to foodies (and you know who you are). They are: the opportunity to acquire the best restaurant in Daglan; a couple of beautiful dishes at a much-loved … Continue reading

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Camper madness, and a dish du jour

One of the stranger summer phenomena around the Greater Daglan Area is the sudden appearance of groups of travellers — people who move from place to place, somehow connected to each other, driving camper vans and cars with trailers. They … Continue reading

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Our newest (and tiniest) neighbour

We have a newcomer in central Daglan,who now lives right next door to our house. This new neighbour is quite cute, quite active, and so tiny that we still don’t know its gender. So I’ll just refer to it as … Continue reading

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The exodus

No, this is not a Biblical posting. It’s simply a brief tale about the annual exodus of tourists from the Greater Daglan Area, which appears to have begun. I have no hard evidence, no numbers. But the signs are all … Continue reading

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More creativity on a plate

A few days ago, a friend of Jan complained to her about my blog. (What? I know it’s hard to believe.) What she reportedly said was “Why is Loren always writing about trash? Where are the food reviews?” Ever responsive … Continue reading

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