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So who needs Disneyland?

Disneyland (the original) is in California. Walt Disney World (the huge one) is in Florida. And Disneyland Paris is, well, near Paris. But who really needs them, when our village becomes Disney Daglan on Sunday, August 21? Okay, the entire … Continue reading

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A grand day, and a grand way, to watch the Tour

The route of the Tour de France changes every year; sometimes the ride passes relatively near us, and sometimes it doesn’t. And since we’ve lived in Daglan, Jan and I had seen a Stage of the Tour in four different … Continue reading

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4 friends, 2 lunches

It’s been wonderful finally being able to see friends after the Covid lockdowns and travel restrictions. And in this past week, we’ve enjoyed seeing a variety of friends — from Scotland and New Zealand — and getting set for visits … Continue reading

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Bicycling in the Greater Daglan Area: A few ideas

Summer’s here and that means tourist season, big-time. In turn, that means many more bicyclists are on our roads, because cycling is one of the most popular activities here, along with sight-seeing, enjoying local cuisine, and canoeing on the Dordogne … Continue reading

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The colossal construction mystery: Answered

For most of a year, the great mystery in our area was a massive project of renovation or construction (we weren’t sure which) on the site of an old hotel known as Le Périgord. Bulldozers were piling up mounds of … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee

While the U.K. had all manner of parties and celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne, quite a number of Anglophones in the Greater Daglan Area celebrated too, with a tea party in St. Cybranet (the village … Continue reading

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Get out the truffle recipes!

Shaved over pasta? Shaved into scrambled eggs? Added to whipped potatoes? Whatever your favourite, truffles do add a certain “something” to a variety of dishes. And today was the first Sunday for the village’s weekly truffle market — the truffes … Continue reading

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Lunches galore, with an anniversary celebration

We’ve just finished a fairly whirlwind three-day visit with my sister Karen and her husband Mark, culminating in a wonderful lunch at Carsac’s O Moulin restaurant, where Jan and I celebrated their anniversary as well as our own. Both anniversaries … Continue reading

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A sunny start for Daglan’s new café/bar

This morning the sky is grey and full of rain, but yesterday was beautifully sunny and warm. And it turned out to be a perfect day for the “inauguration” of Fabrice Lemonnier’s new café/bar, L’Annexe. I introduced you to L’Annexe … Continue reading

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At last — an afternoon place with promise

For far too long, Daglan has had no café or bar — a place where bicycle riders and other tourists, not to mention villagers, could order a drink without having to buy food. We have two restaurants, but they are … Continue reading

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