Category Archives: Life in southwest France

Snow joke!

Snow joke? Well, actually, “it’s no joke” that Daglan received its first snowfall of the winter last night, although it was nowhere near the depth of the snowfall that covered much of New York State (and notably, the city of … Continue reading

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The Mayor’s Speech, 2023

Another step back to normality (after the restrictions caused by the Covid pandemic) was taken last night, as villagers gathered in our community hall to trade New Year’s good wishes; listen to the Mayor’s update on village life; and linger … Continue reading

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Some after-the-holidays notes

Well, I certainly hope that you had a better time over the year-end holidays than Jan and I did. What happened is that we were laid low by illness just before Christmas, and have only recovered in the days following … Continue reading

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A triple-header for foodies

Today’s posting features three different topics that I hope will be of interest to foodies (and you know who you are). They are: the opportunity to acquire the best restaurant in Daglan; a couple of beautiful dishes at a much-loved … Continue reading

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Camper madness, and a dish du jour

One of the stranger summer phenomena around the Greater Daglan Area is the sudden appearance of groups of travellers — people who move from place to place, somehow connected to each other, driving camper vans and cars with trailers. They … Continue reading

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Our newest (and tiniest) neighbour

We have a newcomer in central Daglan,who now lives right next door to our house. This new neighbour is quite cute, quite active, and so tiny that we still don’t know its gender. So I’ll just refer to it as … Continue reading

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The exodus

No, this is not a Biblical posting. It’s simply a brief tale about the annual exodus of tourists from the Greater Daglan Area, which appears to have begun. I have no hard evidence, no numbers. But the signs are all … Continue reading

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More creativity on a plate

A few days ago, a friend of Jan complained to her about my blog. (What? I know it’s hard to believe.) What she reportedly said was “Why is Loren always writing about trash? Where are the food reviews?” Ever responsive … Continue reading

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Lovely place, lovely lunch

What started us on our most recent restaurant discovery was a recommendation from friend Rosemary, who had enjoyed lunch with her family at Domaine de Monrecour.  On Tuesday, Jan and I visited the place with friends Roy and Helen, and … Continue reading

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Fun, fun, fun!

It seems we have gotten our wish: The children’s rides for Daglan’s Fête Foraine de la Saint-Louis, or fun fair, are now located in the large parking lot of the Salle des fêtes, or community hall, and not in the … Continue reading

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