Category Archives: Life in southwest France

A ‘perfect’ day for our November 11 ceremony

We were  gathering at Daglan’s war memorial this morning, as 11 a.m. approached, and I said to one of our neighbours: “A perfect day for this, I think.” Just then, the sun peeked through the clouds a bit and my … Continue reading

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Dishes du jour (5-11-2017)

When we want to dine out for Sunday lunch, but aren’t in a Michelin-starred frame of mind, my wife Jan and I often head over to neighbouring Cénac for a wonderful Thai meal at Sawadee. And that’s what we did … Continue reading

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Halloween? Not so much

When my wife Jan and I lived in Toronto, we eventually became pretty strong fans of, and participants in, Halloween —  as a holiday and party-time for people of all ages. Of course we had lots of candy for the … Continue reading

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GDA projects: Completed, and just started

Residents of the Greater Daglan Area, and regular visitors here, will no doubt be desperate to know the status of various construction projects. Are the old ones done? Are any new ones started? There is obviously no one better to … Continue reading

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The Village Fleuri signage

Yesterday (Sunday), I changed the “header photo” on this blog, to show one of Daglan’s Village Fleuri signs. (Inserting a different photo is a weekly task.) This has prompted me to re-post part of what I published earlier this year … Continue reading

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Our own velvet fog

More experienced (that is, older) readers may remember the talented American musician, Mel Torme (1925 – 1999). His vocal style was so smooth that he was dubbed The Velvet Fog. In the Greater Daglan Area, at this time of year, … Continue reading

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A new Part II of the cat story, with an apology

Recently I published two blog postings about our cat, “The cat who came in from the cold.” I have now removed Part II, which provided a narrative on how we came to acquire Souci. I have done this because I … Continue reading

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