Category Archives: Life in southwest France

Fashion, food, friends, fun — success!

Sunday’s special event at Daglan’s Salle des fêtes — the fashion show, English tea, and clothing sale — turned out to be quite the success. A good time was had by all, as the saying goes, and the volunteers of … Continue reading

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A reminder of Sunday’s event

As I write this, on Friday evening, a dedicated group of volunteer women are working away to prepare for a special event to be held in Daglan on Sunday afternoon. I described it fully in “Fashion show and a tea, … Continue reading

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Pop … pop … poppies!

Today has been a national holiday in France (Ascension). Which meant that most businesses have been closed for at least a half day, if not the whole day. Which meant that the Othentic Spa in Costeraste is closed. Which meant … Continue reading

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Fashion show and a tea, with some twists

For some weeks now, a group of dedicated female volunteers have been working on a special event to be held in Daglan on Sunday, June 2 — an event built around a fashion show and vintage-clothing sale, with the added … Continue reading

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Mowing on a grand scale

As we’re now well and truly into spring, we’ve had weeks and weeks of alternating rain and bright sunshine. And once again, that means we’re into the season of mowing on a grand scale — known in France as fauchage. … Continue reading

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V-E Day 2019: The wettest yet

Gloomy weather has often been a feature of Victory in Europe Day (Huit Mai, or Fête de la Victoire) since my wife Jan and I have been attending the solemn ceremony at Daglan’s war memorial. For instance, some of my … Continue reading

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It’s not all Michelin stars

Over the years that I’ve been posting this blog, I’ve written countless times about various fine-dining experiences, often at restaurants in France (and elsewhere) with one, two or even three Michelin stars. So just in case you’ve been wondering — … Continue reading

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