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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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