Category Archives: Life in southwest France

Breaking bread, and other traditions

We were having lunch at the Thai restaurant in Cénac this past Sunday, and my wife Jan headed into Sawadee first, while I parked the car. When I reached our table, she tilted her head at the two couples who … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 25 – 04 – 2019

Let us first clear up something: No, I have not been hired as Director of Publicity for the Restaurant O Moulin. This year I’ve  written several glowing reports on the restaurant in Carsac, a 30-minute drive from Daglan, simply I … Continue reading

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Return of the (mountain) bikers

This past weekend was the occasion for some serious, national-level competition among off-road bicycle racers — the kind of young daredevils who ride what the French call a VTT, which stands for an all-terrain bicycle. The competition was held once … Continue reading

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Dishes du jour — 6 – 04 – 2019

Yesterday (Saturday), we lunched at the Restaurant O Moulin in Carsac (30 minutes or so from Daglan) for the third time this year. And it was possibly the best meal yet — with true artistry on the plate. For a … Continue reading

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A leader and a laggard

The wisteria (glycine in French) is like the little girl who had that curl, right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, she was very, very good, but when she was bad … well, you know the … Continue reading

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“All’s right with the world!”

Yes, I do know that all is not right with the world — far from it. However, that’s the first thing my wife Jan exclaimed today as we sat down for our first lunch of the year at Sawadee, the … Continue reading

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Spring Festival: from soggy to successful

Daglan’s Fête du Printemps, or Spring Festival, this year turned out to be almost a replay of the 2018 version — as the day started grey and drizzly, and then improved dramatically in the afternoon, with loads of shoppers strolling … Continue reading

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