Category Archives: Holidays in France

Civilization on parade — a first look

Daglan’s four-day  Fête de la Saint Louis is not over yet — as I write this, the thumping music from the bumper-car ride up in the square has started thumping away — but it’s time to look back at what we … Continue reading

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Let The Season begin!

Tomorrow is the 1st of May, and with May comes the real beginning of The Season in Daglan — the start of the annual flood of vacationers that reaches its peak in July and August. And today, Saturday, was the first … Continue reading

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Splashdown!

You may have been wondering what’s happening with the gabares that sail out of La Roque-Gageac on the Dordogne River, now that tourist season is on the horizon. Okay, probably not. Nevertheless, it’s interesting, so here goes. First some background, in case … Continue reading

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At last — a Christmas tree worthy of our village

I am a big believer in CIP — Continuous Improvement Programs. Whether the subject is a company, an organization, or the human race, I think it makes sense for everyone  involved to push for improvement. Same thing applies to municipal Christmas trees … Continue reading

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France’s special flower

Yesterday (Sunday, November 1) was the holiday known as La Toussaint, or All Saints’ Day, and so chrysanthemums were everywhere. Okay, not everywhere — but certainly evident in cemeteries throughout the Greater Daglan Area. Why, you might ask? To explain, … Continue reading

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Seasonal update, surgical interlude

Having nearly exhausted myself (blog-wise) by writing about our recent trip to Spain — including a four-part series on the world’s No. 1 restaurant — I will now calm down, update you on how things are going in the Greater … Continue reading

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Check the Links if you’re headed this way

If you’re fortunate enough to be heading to the Greater Daglan Area, you might like a basic introduction to the village of Daglan, places to eat, and places to visit. Radio Free Daglan to your aid. I’ve just added a … Continue reading

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Our favourite night market gets a split personality

One of our favourite summer activities over the past couple of years has been attending the Saturday night market — le  Marché Gourmand Nocturne — in the village of St. Pompon,  about five kilometres from Daglan. Unfortunately, it seems that … Continue reading

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A Daglan salute to Canada

Today (July 1) is Canada Day, and my wife Jan and I marked the occasion by placing Canadian flags in the planters on the front steps of our home in Daglan. Have a look: As patriotic Canadians, of course, we … Continue reading

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V-E Day 2015: Damp but dignified

We’ve been having a bit of stormy weather. This morning, a rain-with-lightning storm woke us up before dawn, including a particularly vicious clap of thunder at almost exactly 6 a.m., seemingly right over our house. This did not bode well … Continue reading

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