Category Archives: French government and politics

A dedication ceremony, in photos

As I wrote on Saturday, March 18, Daglan was to hold a ceremony on Sunday (March 19) to dedicate a peace monument. Here’s what I wrote: … taking place tomorrow, at the side of the village church, will be the inauguration … Continue reading

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The Mayor’s new office (at last)

In writing this post, I realize I am automatically disqualifying myself from the contest for “Best Blogger for Fast Coverage of Breaking News.” That’s because I’m writing about a project that dragged on for much of the year, culminating in a … Continue reading

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A terribly sad weekend

We were headed to bed fairly late on Friday, November 13, when my wife Jan decided to head upstairs to the computer and take a final look at the news online. And that’s when we learned about the horrors — … Continue reading

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Postcards from the front

Sorry for the delay, but a host of activities — including hosting our friend John from Toronto — has delayed my blogging for a few days. Still, I think it’s worthwhile to go back to last Tuesday,  November 11, and … Continue reading

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A Bastille Day breather

We are in the thick of Overload Season — that two-month period when tourists pour into the Greater Daglan Area, far-off friends come to visit, and people with holiday homes in the GDA arrive to spend a week or two … Continue reading

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Our new Mayor honours … our new Mayor

Sunday afternoon was sunny, beautiful and hot, and I was at home in Daglan for the weekend. It was a brief respite from the life I had led since April 30 in a clinic in Montfaucon, undergoing physiotherapy after back … Continue reading

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Polishing up our V-E Day ceremony

Yesterday was May 8th, or huit mai in French, and it’s a national holiday — marking Victory-in-Europe Day on May 8, 1945. Once again, our village of Daglan marked the day with a ceremony at the war memorial, right in … Continue reading

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