Author Archives: loren24250

A restaurant comes to us

Restaurants throughout France, as in so many other countries, are closed these days, as governments try to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus. And much as my wife Jan and I enjoy restaurants in the Greater Daglan Area, we … Continue reading

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A few Monday brighteners

As the Covid-19 pandemic has cast a pall over much of daily life, I thought it would be worthwhile to write a short post featuring some bright spots — namely some early signs of spring arriving in the Greater Daglan … Continue reading

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Our election, and COVID-19 news

The municipal elections in France went ahead yesterday (Sunday) despite some serious concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, and clearly the citizens of Daglan were (a) in the mood to vote, and (b) in the mood for more of … Continue reading

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A village votes and holds it breath — ensemble

If you think village politics must be incredibly dull, you’ve not been in Daglan over the past few weeks. Today (Sunday) is voting day in France for municipal officials, and we have two full teams of candidates who have been … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 23-02-2020

Since today is my birthday, Jan and I had hoped to be having a special lunch at O Moulin, the wonderful restaurant in Carsac, a drive of 30 minutes or less from Daglan. Unfortunately, starting today the restaurant is closed … Continue reading

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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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