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Daglan’s church: a bit of history

A few days ago, I published a posting that included a photograph of the bell tower of Daglan’s old church, as seen from the front steps of our home. The point of the photo wasn’t really to show off the … Continue reading

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Another tale of two vines

April is the right time for my more-or-less annual report on our glycine — that would be wisteria, to you — that are growing vibrantly across the front of our home in Daglan. My last report on the subject was … Continue reading

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A February harbinger of spring (2020)

Today was grey and drizzly and frankly fairly miserable, but there is no question we’re getting on the road to spring. On a drive to Sarlat for an errand this afternoon, we came upon this lovely row of trees — … Continue reading

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Our great garbage switcheroo

Disposing of garbage and recyclable materials in Daglan is getting a new, modern look. I realize that this won’t be of immense interest, necessarily, but the information could be useful if you have a holiday home in our area, or … Continue reading

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Rain and Remembrance (and, bien sûr, lunch!)

Most people refer to the three months of June, July and August as the season of “summer;” here in the Greater Daglan Area, it is “the Tourist Season.” Similarly, the next three months are typically called “autumn;” while here in … Continue reading

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This spring’s bumper crop

Today, the last day of March, we have been basking in truly enjoyable weather, with lots of sunshine and a temperature of just above 20 degrees Celsius. At a house beside Daglan’s main square, a family had set out a … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Milan Fashion Week

Yes, my wife Jan and I are back in Daglan after a vacation in Milan. And no, we hadn’t planned the trip to coincide with Milan Fashion Week, which ended yesterday (September 25). It just sort of happened. We had … Continue reading

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Of matters great and small

On the “matters great” front, you have no doubt read about or heard about or seen on TV that France will be holding the first round of national elections tomorrow (Sunday). Here at home, some of us (my wife Jan … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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A three-star French breakfast

Hearty breakfasts are not exactly a French tradition. Although not technically illegal in this country, a hearty breakfast is not often found in French cafés or restaurants. But this morning’s breakfast chez nous was not only hearty but, I’m proud … Continue reading

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